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Engineering Average Salaries in Peru 2021

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

Average Monthly Salary
6,360 PEN
( 76,400 PEN yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Peru typically earns around 6,360 PEN per month. Salaries range from 2,020 PEN (lowest average) to 13,500 PEN (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 Engineer6,090 PEN
Assembly Engineering Technician4,800 PEN
Assistant Chief Engineer7,480 PEN
Associate Engineer5,950 PEN
Autocad Operator3,910 PEN
Automation Engineer7,070 PEN
Avionic System Support Engineer5,980 PEN
Biochemical Engineer6,170 PEN
BMS Engineer5,930 PEN
Bridge and Lock Tender3,560 PEN
Broadcast Engineer6,570 PEN
CAD Design Engineer6,370 PEN
CAD Designer4,150 PEN
CAE Engineer6,380 PEN
Ceramics Engineer5,940 PEN
Civil Engineer6,510 PEN
Commissioning Engineer6,070 PEN
Communications Engineer7,040 PEN
Condition Monitoring Engineer5,780 PEN
Contract Associate Engineer6,280 PEN
Control Systems Engineer6,320 PEN
Controls Engineer6,570 PEN
Controls Software Engineer5,490 PEN
Corrosion Engineer5,700 PEN
Design Engineer6,920 PEN
Drafter3,870 PEN
Drafting Manager7,630 PEN
Drilling Engineer6,390 PEN
Electrical Draughtsman3,140 PEN
Electrical Engineer7,010 PEN
Electrical Engineering Manager8,880 PEN
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist6,640 PEN
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler3,480 PEN
Energy Engineer7,090 PEN
Engine Assembler3,000 PEN
Engineer7,010 PEN
Engineering Account Manager7,350 PEN
Engineering Chief Designer7,590 PEN
Engineering Consultant8,540 PEN
Engineering Key Account Manager9,720 PEN
Engineering Lab Technician6,100 PEN
Engineering Planning Manager9,170 PEN
Engineering Production Manager12,000 PEN
Engineering Project Analyst7,590 PEN
Engineering Project Coordinator 7,380 PEN
Engineering Project Director12,800 PEN
Engineering Project Manager9,220 PEN
Engineering Research and Development Manager10,800 PEN
Engineering Safety Coordinator5,110 PEN
Engineering Sales Manager8,910 PEN
Engineering Technician5,110 PEN
Engineering Technologist5,010 PEN
Environmental Engineer6,320 PEN
Equipment Engineer5,700 PEN
Equipment Engineering Manager8,840 PEN
Estimator5,330 PEN
Fabrication Specialist4,800 PEN
Fabricator3,000 PEN
Facade Engineer6,450 PEN
Fiber Analyst3,670 PEN
Field Engineer6,770 PEN
Field Engineering Manager10,700 PEN
Fire Engineer6,550 PEN
Fitter and Turner2,030 PEN
Forestry Strategic Planner7,820 PEN
Generation Engineer6,400 PEN
Genetic Engineer7,290 PEN
Geological Engineer6,510 PEN
Geotechnical Engineer7,210 PEN
Heavy Equipment Mechanic3,400 PEN
Highway Engineer6,550 PEN
HSE Professional5,810 PEN
HVAC Engineer6,790 PEN
HVAC Supervisor5,700 PEN
Industrial Engineer5,960 PEN
Industrial Engineering Technologist6,270 PEN
Instrument Engineer6,110 PEN
Instrumentation and Control Engineer6,440 PEN
Instrumentation Engineer6,240 PEN
Instrumentation Manager6,690 PEN
Irrigation Engineer6,450 PEN
Licensed Aircraft Engineer6,920 PEN
Locomotive Engineer6,270 PEN
Maintenance Engineer6,040 PEN
Maintenance Fitter2,190 PEN
Maintenance Manager6,300 PEN
Manufacturing Engineer6,020 PEN
Marine Engineer6,740 PEN
Materials Engineer6,380 PEN
Materials Researcher5,990 PEN
Materials Technician4,730 PEN
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer7,120 PEN
Mechanical Design Engineer6,930 PEN
Mechanical Designer5,440 PEN
Mechanical Engineer6,720 PEN
Mechanical Engineering Manager9,500 PEN
Mechanical Inspector6,020 PEN
Mechatronics Engineer7,140 PEN
Mining Engineer6,490 PEN
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer6,950 PEN
Optical Engineer6,390 PEN
Optical Instrument Assembler3,230 PEN
PCB Assembler2,370 PEN
Photonics Engineer7,440 PEN
Photonics Technician5,890 PEN
Pipeline Engineer6,060 PEN
Piping Designer3,480 PEN
Piping Engineer5,700 PEN
Planning Engineer6,670 PEN
Pressure Vessel Inspector2,960 PEN
Principal Cost Engineer6,860 PEN
Principal Engineer6,270 PEN
Principal Support Engineer6,730 PEN
Process Engineer6,110 PEN
Process Operator3,660 PEN
Product Development Engineer6,900 PEN
Product Development Technician4,920 PEN
Product Engineer6,700 PEN
Product Safety Engineer6,280 PEN
Production Engineer6,550 PEN
Project Engineer6,600 PEN
Proposal Manager8,750 PEN
Purchasing Engineer5,700 PEN
Quality Assurance Engineer6,630 PEN
Rail Engineer6,550 PEN
Robotics Engineer7,660 PEN
Robotics Technician5,390 PEN
Safety Engineer6,300 PEN
Safety Inspector4,860 PEN
Safety Manager7,850 PEN
Safety Officer3,240 PEN
Sales Engineer6,650 PEN
Scheduling Engineer5,760 PEN
Service Engineer7,090 PEN
Solar Engineer6,690 PEN
Staff Engineer6,440 PEN
Static Equipment Engineer6,390 PEN
Stationary Engineer5,650 PEN
Stress Engineer5,930 PEN
Structural Analysis Engineer6,060 PEN
Structural Designer5,890 PEN
Structural Engineer6,510 PEN
Structural Technician4,140 PEN
Supply Chain Specialist6,060 PEN
Surveyor4,750 PEN
Technical Affairs Officer3,370 PEN
Technical Assistant3,400 PEN
Technical Engineer5,390 PEN
Technical Support Engineer5,780 PEN
Tender Engineer5,890 PEN
Test Development Engineer6,440 PEN
Transportation Engineer6,410 PEN
Validation Engineer6,000 PEN
Verification Engineer5,980 PEN
Wastewater Engineer6,120 PEN
Wind Energy Engineer6,270 PEN
Wind Energy Operations Manager8,810 PEN
Work Planner4,470 PEN

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Peru

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Peru range from 2,020 PEN per month (minimum average salary) to 13,500 PEN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,360 PEN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 6,360 PEN while the other half are earning more than 6,360 PEN. 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 3,770 PEN while 75% of them are earning more than 3,770 PEN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 9,910 PEN while 25% are earning more than 9,910 PEN.

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?

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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 Peru costs anywhere from 37,700 Nuevo Sol(s) to 113,000 Nuevo Sol(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 Peru 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 Peru who work in Engineering earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

6,520 PEN
6,180 PEN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Peru for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Peru

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


Engineering professionals in Peru are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Peru 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.

Peru / 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 Peru is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Peru 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 Peru

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

49% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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 Peru

37 PEN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Peru is 37 PEN. This means that the average person in Peru earns approximately 37 PEN 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 Peru
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Arequipa6,830 PEN
Chiclayo6,460 PEN
Cusco6,090 PEN
Huancayo6,300 PEN
Iquitos5,830 PEN
Lima7,010 PEN
Trujillo6,640 PEN

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 Peru earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
7,250 PEN
Public Sector+9%
7,890 PEN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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