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Biomedical Engineer Average Salary in Austria 2020

How much money does a Biomedical Engineer make in Austria?

Average Monthly Salary
3,310 EUR
( 39,700 EUR yearly)


A person working as a Biomedical Engineer in Austria typically earns around 3,310 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,720 EUR (lowest) to 5,060 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Biomedical Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Biomedical Engineer Salary Distribution in Austria

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Biomedical Engineer salaries in Austria range from 1,720 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 5,060 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,180 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Biomedical Engineer(s) are earning less than 3,180 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,180 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Biomedical Engineer(s) are earning less than 2,200 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,200 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Biomedical Engineer(s) are earning less than 3,950 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,950 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Biomedical Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Biomedical Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Biomedical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 1,950 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 2,620 EUR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 3,410 EUR per month, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Biomedical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 4,130 EUR per month, 21% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 4,510 EUR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 4,740 EUR per month, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Biomedical Engineer average salary change by experience in Austria

0 - 2 Years
1,950 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
2,620 EUR
5 - 10 Years+30%
3,410 EUR
10 - 15 Years+21%
4,130 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
4,510 EUR
20+ Years+5%
4,740 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Biomedical Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Biomedical Engineer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Biomedical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Biomedical Engineer is 2,760 EUR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 3,820 EUR per month, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Biomedical Engineer average salary difference by education level in Austria

Bachelor's Degree
2,760 EUR
Master's Degree+39%
3,820 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Austria costs anywhere from 19,100 Euro(s) to 57,300 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Biomedical Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Austria Biomedical Engineer
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Biomedical Engineer employees in Austria earn 5% more than their female counterparts.

3,240 EUR
3,390 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Austria for all Careers

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Biomedical Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Austria

How much are annual salary increments in Austria for Biomedical Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Biomedical Engineer

Biomedical Engineer(s) in Austria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Austria / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Austria is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Austria for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Biomedical Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Austria

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Austria Biomedical Engineer
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A Biomedical Engineer is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Biomedical Engineer employees in Austria earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
3,670 EUR
Public Sector+7%
3,930 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Biomedical Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Austria

How are Biomedical Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Austria Biomedical Engineer
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Average Salary 2016
2,940 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
3,040 EUR
Average Salary 2018+2%
3,100 EUR
Average Salary 2019+3%
3,190 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Biomedical Engineer salaries in Austria are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Biomedical Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Austria

19 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Austria is 19 EUR. This means that the average Biomedical Engineer in Austria earns approximately 19 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Biomedical Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Biomedical Engineer and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology monthly Austria
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The average salary for Biomedical Engineer is 19% less than that of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology. Also, Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology salaries are 7% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Assistant Pharmacist3,470 EUR+5%
Assistant Pharmacy Director5,990 EUR+81%
Associate Medical Affairs Director5,790 EUR+75%
Bioinformatics Scientist5,450 EUR+65%
Bioinformatics Technician3,700 EUR+12%
Biological Scientist5,530 EUR+67%
Biological Technician3,400 EUR+3%
Biomedical Engineer3,310 EUR+0%
Biomedical Engineering Director4,880 EUR+48%
Biostatistician4,200 EUR+27%
Biotechnologist 3,840 EUR+16%
Biotechnology Lead Data Manager3,420 EUR+3%
Chemical Process Technician3,380 EUR+2%
Clinical Consultant3,870 EUR+17%
Clinical Data Manager4,610 EUR+39%
Clinical Data Specialist3,670 EUR+11%
Clinical Operations Manager4,830 EUR+46%
Clinical Pharmacist4,240 EUR+28%
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist4,760 EUR+44%
Clinical Programmer2,740 EUR-17%
Clinical Project Manager3,720 EUR+12%
Clinical Research Associate3,880 EUR+17%
Clinical Research Manager5,000 EUR+51%
Clinical Study Manager5,020 EUR+52%
Compliance Specialist4,640 EUR+40%
Cytology Laboratory Technologist3,760 EUR+14%
Cytotechnologist3,450 EUR+4%
GCP Auditor4,180 EUR+26%
Hospital Pharmacy Technician3,750 EUR+13%
Manufacturing Engineer3,790 EUR+15%
Medical Affairs Director5,860 EUR+77%
Medical Representative 3,220 EUR-3%
Medical Science Liaison4,030 EUR+22%
Molecular and Cellular Biologist4,640 EUR+40%
Nuclear Pharmacist560 EUR-83%
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Lead6,260 EUR+89%
Pharmaceutical Operations Excellence Manager5,550 EUR+68%
Pharmaceutical Process Engineer3,960 EUR+20%
Pharmaceutical Production Assistant Manager4,320 EUR+31%
Pharmaceutical Quality Auditor4,870 EUR+47%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Assistant3,620 EUR+9%
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs Specialist3,880 EUR+17%
Pharmaceutical Research Associate4,470 EUR+35%
Pharmaceutical Research Scientist5,060 EUR+53%
Pharmaceutical Researcher5,700 EUR+72%
Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Manager5,370 EUR+62%
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager5,820 EUR+76%
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative3,170 EUR-4%
Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Manager4,950 EUR+50%
Pharmaceutical Team Leader4,610 EUR+39%
Pharmaceutical Technologist3,420 EUR+3%
Pharmacist4,170 EUR+26%
Pharmacy Aide3,450 EUR+4%
Pharmacy Manager6,120 EUR+85%
Pharmacy Stock Controller2,850 EUR-14%
Pharmacy Technician2,850 EUR-14%
Records Management Coordinator2,720 EUR-18%
Shift Encapsulator2,980 EUR-10%
Staff Pharmacist4,280 EUR+29%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Dornbirn3,120 EUR
Graz3,460 EUR
Innsbruck3,430 EUR
Klagenfurt3,300 EUR
Linz3,340 EUR
Salzburg3,560 EUR
St. Polten3,250 EUR
Vienna3,590 EUR
Villach3,180 EUR
Wels3,050 EUR
Wiener Neustadt3,000 EUR
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