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Engineering Average Salaries in Pakistan 2022

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Pakistan?

Average Monthly Salary
69,000 PKR
( 828,000 PKR yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer69,600 PKR
Assembly Engineering Technician56,900 PKR
Assistant Chief Engineer79,700 PKR
Associate Engineer64,500 PKR
Autocad Operator46,300 PKR
Automation Engineer72,100 PKR
Avionic System Support Engineer65,500 PKR
Biochemical Engineer68,200 PKR
BMS Engineer69,000 PKR
Bridge and Lock Tender39,200 PKR
Broadcast Engineer67,200 PKR
CAD Design Engineer72,500 PKR
CAD Designer42,400 PKR
CAE Engineer70,300 PKR
Ceramics Engineer62,900 PKR
Civil Engineer75,700 PKR
Commissioning Engineer69,100 PKR
Communications Engineer79,100 PKR
Condition Monitoring Engineer61,600 PKR
Contract Associate Engineer69,500 PKR
Control Systems Engineer72,200 PKR
Controls Engineer71,400 PKR
Controls Software Engineer62,500 PKR
Corrosion Engineer67,500 PKR
Design Engineer72,500 PKR
Drafter45,700 PKR
Drafting Manager81,100 PKR
Drilling Engineer66,400 PKR
Electrical Draughtsman36,400 PKR
Electrical Engineer80,000 PKR
Electrical Engineering Manager101,000 PKR
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist75,400 PKR
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler35,500 PKR
Energy Engineer75,700 PKR
Engine Assembler31,400 PKR
Engineer71,600 PKR
Engineering Account Manager79,200 PKR
Engineering Chief Designer84,100 PKR
Engineering Consultant97,300 PKR
Engineering Key Account Manager97,700 PKR
Engineering Lab Technician65,700 PKR
Engineering Planning Manager103,000 PKR
Engineering Production Manager123,000 PKR
Engineering Project Analyst80,300 PKR
Engineering Project Coordinator 84,300 PKR
Engineering Project Director146,000 PKR
Engineering Project Manager99,800 PKR
Engineering Research and Development Manager112,000 PKR
Engineering Safety Coordinator56,400 PKR
Engineering Sales Manager92,300 PKR
Engineering Technician55,300 PKR
Engineering Technologist56,200 PKR
Environmental Engineer70,900 PKR
Equipment Engineer63,600 PKR
Equipment Engineering Manager97,900 PKR
Estimator61,800 PKR
Fabrication Specialist51,300 PKR
Fabricator31,800 PKR
Facade Engineer70,000 PKR
Fiber Analyst40,200 PKR
Field Engineer74,500 PKR
Field Engineering Manager117,000 PKR
Fire Engineer72,100 PKR
Fitter and Turner22,200 PKR
Forestry Strategic Planner85,000 PKR
Generation Engineer71,600 PKR
Genetic Engineer74,400 PKR
Geological Engineer69,800 PKR
Geotechnical Engineer78,500 PKR
Heavy Equipment Mechanic36,500 PKR
Highway Engineer70,900 PKR
HSE Professional66,100 PKR
HVAC Engineer73,000 PKR
HVAC Supervisor67,500 PKR
Industrial Engineer70,500 PKR
Industrial Engineering Technologist67,700 PKR
Instrument Engineer66,700 PKR
Instrumentation and Control Engineer66,700 PKR
Instrumentation Engineer69,800 PKR
Instrumentation Manager68,700 PKR
Irrigation Engineer68,600 PKR
Licensed Aircraft Engineer73,000 PKR
Locomotive Engineer70,500 PKR
Maintenance Engineer63,800 PKR
Maintenance Fitter25,500 PKR
Maintenance Manager67,500 PKR
Manufacturing Engineer69,900 PKR
Marine Engineer70,400 PKR
Materials Engineer66,100 PKR
Materials Researcher67,200 PKR
Materials Technician52,100 PKR
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer74,200 PKR
Mechanical Design Engineer74,800 PKR
Mechanical Designer58,400 PKR
Mechanical Engineer76,700 PKR
Mechanical Engineering Manager97,400 PKR
Mechanical Inspector67,200 PKR
Mechatronics Engineer79,100 PKR
Mining Engineer67,300 PKR
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer77,900 PKR
Optical Engineer69,100 PKR
Optical Instrument Assembler34,800 PKR
PCB Assembler25,000 PKR
Photonics Engineer79,400 PKR
Photonics Technician62,500 PKR
Pipeline Engineer64,400 PKR
Piping Designer36,800 PKR
Piping Engineer66,200 PKR
Planning Engineer70,700 PKR
Pressure Vessel Inspector35,000 PKR
Principal Cost Engineer74,700 PKR
Principal Engineer68,400 PKR
Principal Support Engineer73,000 PKR
Process Engineer68,100 PKR
Process Operator43,300 PKR
Product Development Engineer76,300 PKR
Product Development Technician53,600 PKR
Product Engineer73,700 PKR
Product Safety Engineer64,100 PKR
Production Engineer69,500 PKR
Project Engineer72,200 PKR
Proposal Manager93,500 PKR
Purchasing Engineer66,100 PKR
Quality Assurance Engineer72,000 PKR
Rail Engineer70,700 PKR
Robotics Engineer80,200 PKR
Robotics Technician56,000 PKR
Safety Engineer67,500 PKR
Safety Inspector55,300 PKR
Safety Manager85,200 PKR
Safety Officer35,300 PKR
Sales Engineer77,300 PKR
Scheduling Engineer64,400 PKR
Service Engineer77,200 PKR
Solar Engineer73,000 PKR
Staff Engineer70,900 PKR
Static Equipment Engineer66,400 PKR
Stationary Engineer61,800 PKR
Stress Engineer66,400 PKR
Structural Analysis Engineer67,500 PKR
Structural Designer62,800 PKR
Structural Engineer72,000 PKR
Structural Technician45,500 PKR
Supply Chain Specialist68,900 PKR
Surveyor52,000 PKR
Technical Affairs Officer35,100 PKR
Technical Assistant34,800 PKR
Technical Engineer60,100 PKR
Technical Support Engineer61,600 PKR
Tender Engineer63,700 PKR
Test Development Engineer72,500 PKR
Transportation Engineer68,400 PKR
Validation Engineer66,500 PKR
Verification Engineer65,500 PKR
Wastewater Engineer71,100 PKR
Wind Energy Engineer69,800 PKR
Wind Energy Operations Manager97,400 PKR
Work Planner50,100 PKR

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Pakistan

Median and salary distribution monthly Pakistan Engineering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • Percentiles

    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.

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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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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.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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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.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

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.

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 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Pakistan Engineering
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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 employees in Pakistan who work in Engineering earn 17% more than their female counterparts on average.

75,200 PKR
64,200 PKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Pakistan for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Pakistan

How much are annual salary increments in Pakistan for Engineering professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?


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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Pakistan Engineering
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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.

Pakistan / All Professions

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 Pakistan is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Pakistan

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Pakistan Engineering
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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.

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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Pakistan

400 PKR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Pakistan is 400 PKR. This means that the average person in Pakistan earns approximately 400 PKR 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Pakistan
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bahawalpur62,000 PKR
Faisalabad72,000 PKR
Gujranwala69,700 PKR
Hyderabad65,600 PKR
Islamabad64,500 PKR
Karachi74,600 PKR
Lahore73,300 PKR
Multan66,800 PKR
Peshawar68,400 PKR
Quetta63,100 PKR
Rawalpindi70,800 PKR
Sargodha60,500 PKR
Sialkot59,200 PKR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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.

Private Sector
76,200 PKR
Public Sector+12%
85,400 PKR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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