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Engineering Average Salaries in Peru 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
6,760 PEN
( 81,200 PEN yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Peru typically earns around 6,760 PEN per month. Salaries range from 3,740 PEN (lowest average) to 8,980 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 Engineer6,560 PEN
Assembly Engineering Technician5,630 PEN
Assistant Chief Engineer7,360 PEN
Associate Engineer6,540 PEN
Autocad Operator5,100 PEN
Automation Engineer7,390 PEN
Avionic System Support Engineer6,050 PEN
Biochemical Engineer7,480 PEN
BMS Engineer6,830 PEN
Bridge and Lock Tender6,480 PEN
Broadcast Engineer7,650 PEN
CAD Design Engineer6,100 PEN
CAD Designer5,420 PEN
CAE Engineer6,420 PEN
Ceramics Engineer6,510 PEN
Civil Engineer6,400 PEN
Commissioning Engineer6,340 PEN
Communications Engineer6,970 PEN
Condition Monitoring Engineer6,040 PEN
Contract Associate Engineer7,110 PEN
Control Systems Engineer6,810 PEN
Controls Engineer7,080 PEN
Controls Software Engineer6,420 PEN
Corrosion Engineer6,070 PEN
Design Engineer7,440 PEN
Drafter4,700 PEN
Drafting Manager7,570 PEN
Drilling Engineer6,480 PEN
Electrical Draughtsman4,010 PEN
Electrical Engineer7,010 PEN
Electrical Engineering Manager7,920 PEN
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist6,970 PEN
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler6,450 PEN
Energy Engineer7,820 PEN
Engine Assembler4,910 PEN
Engineer6,730 PEN
Engineering Account Manager6,350 PEN
Engineering Chief Designer7,080 PEN
Engineering Consultant7,470 PEN
Engineering Key Account Manager8,010 PEN
Engineering Lab Technician5,900 PEN
Engineering Planning Manager8,330 PEN
Engineering Production Manager8,670 PEN
Engineering Project Analyst7,430 PEN
Engineering Project Coordinator 6,380 PEN
Engineering Project Director8,090 PEN
Engineering Project Manager8,330 PEN
Engineering Research and Development Manager8,310 PEN
Engineering Safety Coordinator5,920 PEN
Engineering Sales Manager8,250 PEN
Engineering Technician6,110 PEN
Engineering Technologist5,990 PEN
Environmental Engineer6,900 PEN
Equipment Engineer6,160 PEN
Equipment Engineering Manager8,030 PEN
Estimator6,180 PEN
Fabrication Specialist5,910 PEN
Fabricator5,000 PEN
Facade Engineer7,390 PEN
Fiber Analyst5,390 PEN
Field Engineer6,420 PEN
Field Engineering Manager8,180 PEN
Fire Engineer7,060 PEN
Fitter and Turner3,560 PEN
Forestry Strategic Planner7,840 PEN
Generation Engineer7,560 PEN
Genetic Engineer8,420 PEN
Geological Engineer7,470 PEN
Geotechnical Engineer7,820 PEN
Heavy Equipment Mechanic5,210 PEN
Highway Engineer6,200 PEN
HSE Professional5,720 PEN
HVAC Engineer6,740 PEN
HVAC Supervisor6,340 PEN
Industrial Engineer6,100 PEN
Industrial Engineering Technologist6,420 PEN
Instrument Engineer7,050 PEN
Instrumentation and Control Engineer7,150 PEN
Instrumentation Engineer6,940 PEN
Instrumentation Manager8,580 PEN
Irrigation Engineer6,540 PEN
Licensed Aircraft Engineer6,810 PEN
Locomotive Engineer6,510 PEN
Maintenance Engineer6,260 PEN
Maintenance Fitter4,180 PEN
Maintenance Manager7,650 PEN
Manufacturing Engineer6,950 PEN
Marine Engineer6,330 PEN
Materials Engineer6,420 PEN
Materials Researcher7,170 PEN
Materials Technician6,420 PEN
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer7,480 PEN
Mechanical Design Engineer7,150 PEN
Mechanical Designer6,050 PEN
Mechanical Engineer6,940 PEN
Mechanical Engineering Manager8,670 PEN
Mechanical Inspector6,510 PEN
Mechatronics Engineer6,610 PEN
Mining Engineer6,140 PEN
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer7,370 PEN
Optical Engineer6,300 PEN
Optical Instrument Assembler5,480 PEN
PCB Assembler4,770 PEN
Photonics Engineer7,630 PEN
Photonics Technician6,020 PEN
Pipeline Engineer6,540 PEN
Piping Designer5,630 PEN
Piping Engineer6,160 PEN
Planning Engineer6,480 PEN
Pressure Vessel Inspector4,220 PEN
Principal Cost Engineer7,630 PEN
Principal Engineer6,970 PEN
Principal Support Engineer6,540 PEN
Process Engineer6,180 PEN
Process Operator5,400 PEN
Product Development Engineer7,290 PEN
Product Development Technician6,100 PEN
Product Engineer6,350 PEN
Product Safety Engineer6,640 PEN
Production Engineer7,040 PEN
Project Engineer6,600 PEN
Proposal Manager8,100 PEN
Purchasing Engineer6,270 PEN
Quality Assurance Engineer6,610 PEN
Rail Engineer6,420 PEN
Robotics Engineer8,100 PEN
Robotics Technician6,480 PEN
Safety Engineer6,140 PEN
Safety Inspector5,720 PEN
Safety Manager7,480 PEN
Safety Officer5,400 PEN
Sales Engineer6,160 PEN
Scheduling Engineer5,600 PEN
Service Engineer7,530 PEN
Solar Engineer6,790 PEN
Staff Engineer6,420 PEN
Static Equipment Engineer6,300 PEN
Stationary Engineer5,900 PEN
Stress Engineer6,020 PEN
Structural Analysis Engineer6,440 PEN
Structural Designer6,140 PEN
Structural Engineer7,010 PEN
Structural Technician5,630 PEN
Supply Chain Specialist6,970 PEN
Surveyor4,890 PEN
Technical Affairs Officer5,520 PEN
Technical Assistant5,760 PEN
Technical Engineer5,720 PEN
Technical Support Engineer6,140 PEN
Tender Engineer6,110 PEN
Test Development Engineer6,570 PEN
Transportation Engineer7,060 PEN
Validation Engineer6,610 PEN
Verification Engineer6,050 PEN
Wastewater Engineer6,070 PEN
Wind Energy Engineer6,710 PEN
Wind Energy Operations Manager8,320 PEN
Work Planner4,940 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 3,740 PEN per month (minimum average salary) to 8,980 PEN per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,760 PEN per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 6,760 PEN while the other half are earning more than 6,760 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 4,730 PEN while 75% of them are earning more than 4,730 PEN. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 7,870 PEN while 25% are earning more than 7,870 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?

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 Peru costs anywhere from 38,000 Nuevo Sol(s) to 114,000 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 earn 6% more than their female counterparts.

6,540 PEN
6,950 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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Peru
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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 Peru is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

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

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Peru
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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.

Private Sector
7,310 PEN
Public Sector+9%
7,950 PEN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Engineering Salary Forecast and Trend in Peru

How do Engineering salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Peru Engineering
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Average Salary 2016
6,110 PEN
Average Salary 2017+4%
6,340 PEN
Average Salary 2018+2%
6,500 PEN
Average Salary 2019+1%
6,580 PEN
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Engineering salaries in Peru are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 1% 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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Peru

39 PEN per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Peru is 39 PEN. This means that the average person in Peru earns approximately 39 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 11% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Arequipa7,260 PEN
Chiclayo6,860 PEN
Cusco6,480 PEN
Huancayo6,690 PEN
Iquitos6,200 PEN
Lima7,450 PEN
Trujillo7,060 PEN
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