A person working in Engineering in Pakistan typically earns around 69,000 PKR per month. Salaries range from 21,900 PKR (lowest average) to 146,000 PKR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Engineering careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||69,600 PKR|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||56,900 PKR|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||79,700 PKR|
|Associate Engineer||64,500 PKR|
|Autocad Operator||46,300 PKR|
|Automation Engineer||72,100 PKR|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||65,500 PKR|
|Biochemical Engineer||68,200 PKR|
|BMS Engineer||69,000 PKR|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||39,200 PKR|
|Broadcast Engineer||67,200 PKR|
|CAD Design Engineer||72,500 PKR|
|CAD Designer||42,400 PKR|
|CAE Engineer||70,300 PKR|
|Ceramics Engineer||62,900 PKR|
|Civil Engineer||75,700 PKR|
|Commissioning Engineer||69,100 PKR|
|Communications Engineer||79,100 PKR|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||61,600 PKR|
|Contract Associate Engineer||69,500 PKR|
|Control Systems Engineer||72,200 PKR|
|Controls Engineer||71,400 PKR|
|Controls Software Engineer||62,500 PKR|
|Corrosion Engineer||67,500 PKR|
|Design Engineer||72,500 PKR|
|Drafting Manager||81,100 PKR|
|Drilling Engineer||66,400 PKR|
|Electrical Draughtsman||36,400 PKR|
|Electrical Engineer||80,000 PKR|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||101,000 PKR|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||75,400 PKR|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||35,500 PKR|
|Energy Engineer||75,700 PKR|
|Engine Assembler||31,400 PKR|
|Engineering Account Manager||79,200 PKR|
|Engineering Chief Designer||84,100 PKR|
|Engineering Consultant||97,300 PKR|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||97,700 PKR|
|Engineering Lab Technician||65,700 PKR|
|Engineering Planning Manager||103,000 PKR|
|Engineering Production Manager||123,000 PKR|
|Engineering Project Analyst||80,300 PKR|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||84,300 PKR|
|Engineering Project Director||146,000 PKR|
|Engineering Project Manager||99,800 PKR|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||112,000 PKR|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||56,400 PKR|
|Engineering Sales Manager||92,300 PKR|
|Engineering Technician||55,300 PKR|
|Engineering Technologist||56,200 PKR|
|Environmental Engineer||70,900 PKR|
|Equipment Engineer||63,600 PKR|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||97,900 PKR|
|Fabrication Specialist||51,300 PKR|
|Facade Engineer||70,000 PKR|
|Fiber Analyst||40,200 PKR|
|Field Engineer||74,500 PKR|
|Field Engineering Manager||117,000 PKR|
|Fire Engineer||72,100 PKR|
|Fitter and Turner||22,200 PKR|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||85,000 PKR|
|Generation Engineer||71,600 PKR|
|Genetic Engineer||74,400 PKR|
|Geological Engineer||69,800 PKR|
|Geotechnical Engineer||78,500 PKR|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||36,500 PKR|
|Highway Engineer||70,900 PKR|
|HSE Professional||66,100 PKR|
|HVAC Engineer||73,000 PKR|
|HVAC Supervisor||67,500 PKR|
|Industrial Engineer||70,500 PKR|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||67,700 PKR|
|Instrument Engineer||66,700 PKR|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||66,700 PKR|
|Instrumentation Engineer||69,800 PKR|
|Instrumentation Manager||68,700 PKR|
|Irrigation Engineer||68,600 PKR|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||73,000 PKR|
|Locomotive Engineer||70,500 PKR|
|Maintenance Engineer||63,800 PKR|
|Maintenance Fitter||25,500 PKR|
|Maintenance Manager||67,500 PKR|
|Manufacturing Engineer||69,900 PKR|
|Marine Engineer||70,400 PKR|
|Materials Engineer||66,100 PKR|
|Materials Researcher||67,200 PKR|
|Materials Technician||52,100 PKR|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||74,200 PKR|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||74,800 PKR|
|Mechanical Designer||58,400 PKR|
|Mechanical Engineer||76,700 PKR|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||97,400 PKR|
|Mechanical Inspector||67,200 PKR|
|Mechatronics Engineer||79,100 PKR|
|Mining Engineer||67,300 PKR|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||77,900 PKR|
|Optical Engineer||69,100 PKR|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||34,800 PKR|
|PCB Assembler||25,000 PKR|
|Photonics Engineer||79,400 PKR|
|Photonics Technician||62,500 PKR|
|Pipeline Engineer||64,400 PKR|
|Piping Designer||36,800 PKR|
|Piping Engineer||66,200 PKR|
|Planning Engineer||70,700 PKR|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||35,000 PKR|
|Principal Cost Engineer||74,700 PKR|
|Principal Engineer||68,400 PKR|
|Principal Support Engineer||73,000 PKR|
|Process Engineer||68,100 PKR|
|Process Operator||43,300 PKR|
|Product Development Engineer||76,300 PKR|
|Product Development Technician||53,600 PKR|
|Product Engineer||73,700 PKR|
|Product Safety Engineer||64,100 PKR|
|Production Engineer||69,500 PKR|
|Project Engineer||72,200 PKR|
|Proposal Manager||93,500 PKR|
|Purchasing Engineer||66,100 PKR|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||72,000 PKR|
|Rail Engineer||70,700 PKR|
|Robotics Engineer||80,200 PKR|
|Robotics Technician||56,000 PKR|
|Safety Engineer||67,500 PKR|
|Safety Inspector||55,300 PKR|
|Safety Manager||85,200 PKR|
|Safety Officer||35,300 PKR|
|Sales Engineer||77,300 PKR|
|Scheduling Engineer||64,400 PKR|
|Service Engineer||77,200 PKR|
|Solar Engineer||73,000 PKR|
|Staff Engineer||70,900 PKR|
|Static Equipment Engineer||66,400 PKR|
|Stationary Engineer||61,800 PKR|
|Stress Engineer||66,400 PKR|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||67,500 PKR|
|Structural Designer||62,800 PKR|
|Structural Engineer||72,000 PKR|
|Structural Technician||45,500 PKR|
|Supply Chain Specialist||68,900 PKR|
|Technical Affairs Officer||35,100 PKR|
|Technical Assistant||34,800 PKR|
|Technical Engineer||60,100 PKR|
|Technical Support Engineer||61,600 PKR|
|Tender Engineer||63,700 PKR|
|Test Development Engineer||72,500 PKR|
|Transportation Engineer||68,400 PKR|
|Validation Engineer||66,500 PKR|
|Verification Engineer||65,500 PKR|
|Wastewater Engineer||71,100 PKR|
|Wind Energy Engineer||69,800 PKR|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||97,400 PKR|
|Work Planner||50,100 PKR|
Engineering salaries in Pakistan range from 21,900 PKR per month (minimum average salary) to 146,000 PKR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 73,200 PKR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 73,200 PKR while the other half are earning more than 73,200 PKR. 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 42,800 PKR while 75% of them are earning more than 42,800 PKR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 116,000 PKR while 25% are earning more than 116,000 PKR.
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
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Pakistan costs anywhere from 409,000 Pakistan Rupee(s) to 1,230,000 Pakistan Rupee(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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Pakistan who work in Engineering earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Pakistan are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 19 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Pakistan for the year 2021. 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.
Engineering is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.
48% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 52% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Pakistan earn 12% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.