A person working as an Aerospace Engineer in Portugal typically earns around 5,270 EUR per month. Salaries range from 2,580 EUR (lowest) to 8,220 EUR (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Aerospace Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Aerospace Engineer salaries in Portugal range from 2,580 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 8,220 EUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 5,370 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Aerospace Engineer(s) are earning less than 5,370 EUR while the other half are earning more than 5,370 EUR. 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 Aerospace Engineer(s) are earning less than 3,580 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,580 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Aerospace Engineer(s) are earning less than 6,930 EUR while 25% are earning more than 6,930 EUR.
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 your wage. We broke down Aerospace Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Aerospace Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 3,060 EUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 3,930 EUR per month, 29% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 5,430 EUR per month, 38% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Aerospace Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 6,720 EUR per month, 24% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.
If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 7,200 EUR per month, 7% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 7,680 EUR per month, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+29%|
|5 - 10 Years||+38%|
|10 - 15 Years||+24%|
|15 - 20 Years||+7%|
We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Aerospace Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Aerospace Engineer is 3,820 EUR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 6,130 EUR per month, 60% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Portugal costs anywhere from 24,300 Euro(s) to 72,800 Euro(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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, 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 Aerospace Engineer employees in Portugal earn 6% more than their female counterparts.
Aerospace Engineer(s) in Portugal are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 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 Portugal 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.
An Aerospace Engineer is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job 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.
44% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% 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.
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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Aerospace Engineer employees in Portugal earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+2%|
Aerospace Engineer salaries in Portugal are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% 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.
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 Aerospace Engineer is 11% more than that of Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense. Also, Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries are 2% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Aeronautical Engineer||4,450 EUR||-16%|
|Aerospace Engineer||5,270 EUR||+0%|
|Aerospace Technician||4,310 EUR||-18%|
|Air Crew Officer||3,840 EUR||-27%|
|Air Traffic Assistant||4,120 EUR||-22%|
|Air Traffic Controller||4,780 EUR||-9%|
|Aircraft Captain||5,570 EUR||+6%|
|Aircraft Electrician||4,080 EUR||-23%|
|Aircraft Engineer||4,710 EUR||-11%|
|Aircraft Fueler||3,250 EUR||-38%|
|Aircraft Maintenance Manager||5,490 EUR||+4%|
|Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor||5,000 EUR||-5%|
|Aircraft Maintenance Technician||3,200 EUR||-39%|
|Aircraft Mechanic||3,900 EUR||-26%|
|Aircraft Quality Assurance||5,520 EUR||+5%|
|Airfield Management Specialist||5,760 EUR||+9%|
|Airfield Operations Specialist||5,330 EUR||+1%|
|Airline Cabin Crew||4,820 EUR||-9%|
|Airline Copilot||5,020 EUR||-5%|
|Airlines Sales Manager||4,600 EUR||-13%|
|Airlines Structural Assembler||3,040 EUR||-42%|
|Airport Services Agent||4,160 EUR||-21%|
|Airport Services Manager||5,820 EUR||+10%|
|Assistant Aircraft Mechanic||3,630 EUR||-31%|
|Aviation Analyst||5,710 EUR||+8%|
|Aviation Inspector||4,460 EUR||-15%|
|Aviation Manager||6,440 EUR||+22%|
|Aviation Operations Controller||4,830 EUR||-8%|
|Aviation Resources Manager||6,370 EUR||+21%|
|Aviation Safety Manager||6,150 EUR||+17%|
|Aviation Safety Officer||4,700 EUR||-11%|
|Aviation Technician||3,310 EUR||-37%|
|Cargo Executive||3,990 EUR||-24%|
|Chief Pilot||5,570 EUR||+6%|
|First Officer||4,340 EUR||-18%|
|Fleet Management Officer||3,940 EUR||-25%|
|Flight Attendant||4,030 EUR||-24%|
|Flight Scheduler||4,430 EUR||-16%|
|Flight Simulation Engineer||4,110 EUR||-22%|
|Freight and Cargo Inspector||4,120 EUR||-22%|
|Helicopter Pilot||5,320 EUR||+1%|
|Loading Bridge Operator||3,230 EUR||-39%|
|Ramp Agent||3,560 EUR||-32%|
|Reservations Sales Agent||3,700 EUR||-30%|
|Safety and Quality Specialist||4,320 EUR||-18%|
|Test Pilot||5,160 EUR||-2%|