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Engineering Average Salaries in Paraguay 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
6,940,000 PYG
( 83,200,000 PYG yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Paraguay typically earns around 6,940,000 PYG per month. Salaries range from 2,200,000 PYG (lowest average) to 14,700,000 PYG (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 Engineer6,920,000 PYG
Assembly Engineering Technician5,500,000 PYG
Assistant Chief Engineer7,730,000 PYG
Associate Engineer6,160,000 PYG
Autocad Operator4,470,000 PYG
Automation Engineer7,790,000 PYG
Avionic System Support Engineer6,750,000 PYG
Biochemical Engineer6,530,000 PYG
BMS Engineer6,540,000 PYG
Bridge and Lock Tender3,690,000 PYG
Broadcast Engineer7,210,000 PYG
CAD Design Engineer7,610,000 PYG
CAD Designer4,480,000 PYG
CAE Engineer6,860,000 PYG
Ceramics Engineer6,770,000 PYG
Civil Engineer7,420,000 PYG
Commissioning Engineer6,670,000 PYG
Communications Engineer7,720,000 PYG
Condition Monitoring Engineer5,970,000 PYG
Contract Associate Engineer6,650,000 PYG
Control Systems Engineer7,290,000 PYG
Controls Engineer6,930,000 PYG
Controls Software Engineer6,350,000 PYG
Corrosion Engineer6,530,000 PYG
Design Engineer7,140,000 PYG
Drafter4,350,000 PYG
Drafting Manager8,560,000 PYG
Drilling Engineer6,570,000 PYG
Electrical Draughtsman3,460,000 PYG
Electrical Engineer7,960,000 PYG
Electrical Engineering Manager10,100,000 PYG
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist7,920,000 PYG
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler3,750,000 PYG
Energy Engineer7,090,000 PYG
Engine Assembler3,200,000 PYG
Engineer7,190,000 PYG
Engineering Account Manager8,000,000 PYG
Engineering Chief Designer7,770,000 PYG
Engineering Consultant10,000,000 PYG
Engineering Key Account Manager10,600,000 PYG
Engineering Lab Technician6,640,000 PYG
Engineering Planning Manager9,720,000 PYG
Engineering Production Manager12,800,000 PYG
Engineering Project Analyst8,240,000 PYG
Engineering Project Coordinator 7,980,000 PYG
Engineering Project Director15,000,000 PYG
Engineering Project Manager10,400,000 PYG
Engineering Research and Development Manager11,500,000 PYG
Engineering Safety Coordinator5,310,000 PYG
Engineering Sales Manager9,960,000 PYG
Engineering Technician5,750,000 PYG
Engineering Technologist5,400,000 PYG
Environmental Engineer7,150,000 PYG
Equipment Engineer6,460,000 PYG
Equipment Engineering Manager9,040,000 PYG
Estimator6,180,000 PYG
Fabrication Specialist5,060,000 PYG
Fabricator3,150,000 PYG
Facade Engineer7,030,000 PYG
Fiber Analyst4,210,000 PYG
Field Engineer7,640,000 PYG
Field Engineering Manager12,000,000 PYG
Fire Engineer7,390,000 PYG
Fitter and Turner2,290,000 PYG
Forestry Strategic Planner8,660,000 PYG
Generation Engineer7,010,000 PYG
Genetic Engineer7,870,000 PYG
Geological Engineer7,200,000 PYG
Geotechnical Engineer7,360,000 PYG
Heavy Equipment Mechanic3,630,000 PYG
Highway Engineer7,380,000 PYG
HSE Professional6,380,000 PYG
HVAC Engineer7,640,000 PYG
HVAC Supervisor6,200,000 PYG
Industrial Engineer6,700,000 PYG
Industrial Engineering Technologist6,600,000 PYG
Instrument Engineer7,020,000 PYG
Instrumentation and Control Engineer6,840,000 PYG
Instrumentation Engineer7,190,000 PYG
Instrumentation Manager7,110,000 PYG
Irrigation Engineer7,240,000 PYG
Licensed Aircraft Engineer7,380,000 PYG
Locomotive Engineer6,870,000 PYG
Maintenance Engineer6,780,000 PYG
Maintenance Fitter2,550,000 PYG
Maintenance Manager7,320,000 PYG
Manufacturing Engineer6,750,000 PYG
Marine Engineer6,830,000 PYG
Materials Engineer7,130,000 PYG
Materials Researcher6,450,000 PYG
Materials Technician5,340,000 PYG
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer7,840,000 PYG
Mechanical Design Engineer7,300,000 PYG
Mechanical Designer6,330,000 PYG
Mechanical Engineer7,510,000 PYG
Mechanical Engineering Manager9,590,000 PYG
Mechanical Inspector7,160,000 PYG
Mechatronics Engineer7,680,000 PYG
Mining Engineer6,900,000 PYG
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer7,750,000 PYG
Optical Engineer7,190,000 PYG
Optical Instrument Assembler3,640,000 PYG
PCB Assembler2,570,000 PYG
Photonics Engineer7,430,000 PYG
Photonics Technician6,500,000 PYG
Pipeline Engineer6,470,000 PYG
Piping Designer3,720,000 PYG
Piping Engineer6,720,000 PYG
Planning Engineer7,000,000 PYG
Pressure Vessel Inspector3,220,000 PYG
Principal Cost Engineer7,010,000 PYG
Principal Engineer7,200,000 PYG
Principal Support Engineer6,980,000 PYG
Process Engineer6,810,000 PYG
Process Operator4,120,000 PYG
Product Development Engineer7,670,000 PYG
Product Development Technician5,020,000 PYG
Product Engineer7,440,000 PYG
Product Safety Engineer6,780,000 PYG
Production Engineer6,880,000 PYG
Project Engineer7,330,000 PYG
Proposal Manager9,210,000 PYG
Purchasing Engineer6,280,000 PYG
Quality Assurance Engineer7,340,000 PYG
Rail Engineer7,250,000 PYG
Robotics Engineer7,900,000 PYG
Robotics Technician5,540,000 PYG
Safety Engineer6,970,000 PYG
Safety Inspector5,340,000 PYG
Safety Manager8,560,000 PYG
Safety Officer3,720,000 PYG
Sales Engineer7,840,000 PYG
Scheduling Engineer6,310,000 PYG
Service Engineer7,610,000 PYG
Solar Engineer7,680,000 PYG
Staff Engineer7,270,000 PYG
Static Equipment Engineer6,570,000 PYG
Stationary Engineer6,270,000 PYG
Stress Engineer6,610,000 PYG
Structural Analysis Engineer6,750,000 PYG
Structural Designer6,400,000 PYG
Structural Engineer7,230,000 PYG
Structural Technician4,600,000 PYG
Supply Chain Specialist7,240,000 PYG
Surveyor5,090,000 PYG
Technical Affairs Officer3,520,000 PYG
Technical Assistant3,550,000 PYG
Technical Engineer6,410,000 PYG
Technical Support Engineer5,970,000 PYG
Tender Engineer6,630,000 PYG
Test Development Engineer7,180,000 PYG
Transportation Engineer6,400,000 PYG
Validation Engineer6,460,000 PYG
Verification Engineer6,410,000 PYG
Wastewater Engineer7,220,000 PYG
Wind Energy Engineer7,340,000 PYG
Wind Energy Operations Manager9,320,000 PYG
Work Planner4,980,000 PYG

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Paraguay

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Paraguay range from 2,200,000 PYG per month (minimum average salary) to 14,700,000 PYG per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,380,000 PYG per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 6,380,000 PYG while the other half are earning more than 6,380,000 PYG. 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 3,860,000 PYG while 75% of them are earning more than 3,860,000 PYG. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 9,690,000 PYG while 25% are earning more than 9,690,000 PYG.

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 Paraguay costs anywhere from 41,100,000 Guarani(s) to 123,000,000 Guarani(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 Paraguay 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 Paraguay who work in Engineering earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

7,130,000 PYG
6,680,000 PYG
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Paraguay for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Paraguay
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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Paraguay

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


Engineering professionals in Paraguay are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Paraguay 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.

Paraguay / 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 Paraguay is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Paraguay for the year 2020. 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 Paraguay

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

69% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 4% 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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Paraguay

40,000 PYG per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Paraguay is 40,000 PYG. This means that the average person in Paraguay earns approximately 40,000 PYG 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 Paraguay
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Asuncion7,550,000 PYG

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 Paraguay earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
7,970,000 PYG
Public Sector+10%
8,790,000 PYG
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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