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Engineering Average Salaries in Romania 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
7,580 RON
( 91,000 RON yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Romania typically earns around 7,580 RON per month. Salaries range from 2,410 RON (lowest average) to 16,000 RON (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 Engineer6,990 RON
Assembly Engineering Technician5,820 RON
Assistant Chief Engineer8,250 RON
Associate Engineer7,080 RON
Autocad Operator4,730 RON
Automation Engineer8,270 RON
Avionic System Support Engineer7,270 RON
Biochemical Engineer6,920 RON
BMS Engineer7,090 RON
Bridge and Lock Tender4,140 RON
Broadcast Engineer7,400 RON
CAD Design Engineer8,170 RON
CAD Designer4,850 RON
CAE Engineer7,690 RON
Ceramics Engineer7,300 RON
Civil Engineer8,070 RON
Commissioning Engineer7,500 RON
Communications Engineer7,990 RON
Condition Monitoring Engineer6,380 RON
Contract Associate Engineer7,050 RON
Control Systems Engineer7,740 RON
Controls Engineer7,560 RON
Controls Software Engineer6,790 RON
Corrosion Engineer6,910 RON
Design Engineer7,830 RON
Drafter4,860 RON
Drafting Manager8,730 RON
Drilling Engineer7,280 RON
Electrical Draughtsman3,780 RON
Electrical Engineer8,040 RON
Electrical Engineering Manager11,400 RON
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist8,500 RON
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler4,060 RON
Energy Engineer8,350 RON
Engine Assembler3,520 RON
Engineer8,190 RON
Engineering Account Manager8,830 RON
Engineering Chief Designer9,080 RON
Engineering Consultant10,200 RON
Engineering Key Account Manager11,200 RON
Engineering Lab Technician7,320 RON
Engineering Planning Manager11,100 RON
Engineering Production Manager13,000 RON
Engineering Project Analyst9,330 RON
Engineering Project Coordinator 8,480 RON
Engineering Project Director15,300 RON
Engineering Project Manager10,300 RON
Engineering Research and Development Manager12,600 RON
Engineering Safety Coordinator5,940 RON
Engineering Sales Manager10,500 RON
Engineering Technician5,700 RON
Engineering Technologist5,900 RON
Environmental Engineer7,430 RON
Equipment Engineer6,770 RON
Equipment Engineering Manager10,600 RON
Estimator6,430 RON
Fabrication Specialist5,660 RON
Fabricator3,560 RON
Facade Engineer7,680 RON
Fiber Analyst4,300 RON
Field Engineer8,150 RON
Field Engineering Manager13,000 RON
Fire Engineer7,890 RON
Fitter and Turner2,470 RON
Forestry Strategic Planner8,990 RON
Generation Engineer8,100 RON
Genetic Engineer8,520 RON
Geological Engineer7,600 RON
Geotechnical Engineer7,990 RON
Heavy Equipment Mechanic4,230 RON
Highway Engineer7,320 RON
HSE Professional7,180 RON
HVAC Engineer8,450 RON
HVAC Supervisor6,910 RON
Industrial Engineer7,480 RON
Industrial Engineering Technologist7,260 RON
Instrument Engineer7,220 RON
Instrumentation and Control Engineer7,610 RON
Instrumentation Engineer7,890 RON
Instrumentation Manager7,270 RON
Irrigation Engineer7,390 RON
Licensed Aircraft Engineer7,970 RON
Locomotive Engineer7,110 RON
Maintenance Engineer6,970 RON
Maintenance Fitter2,650 RON
Maintenance Manager7,350 RON
Manufacturing Engineer7,740 RON
Marine Engineer7,910 RON
Materials Engineer7,540 RON
Materials Researcher7,050 RON
Materials Technician5,700 RON
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer8,650 RON
Mechanical Design Engineer8,030 RON
Mechanical Designer6,350 RON
Mechanical Engineer8,010 RON
Mechanical Engineering Manager10,300 RON
Mechanical Inspector7,140 RON
Mechatronics Engineer8,530 RON
Mining Engineer7,670 RON
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer8,490 RON
Optical Engineer7,130 RON
Optical Instrument Assembler4,020 RON
PCB Assembler2,910 RON
Photonics Engineer8,750 RON
Photonics Technician6,990 RON
Pipeline Engineer6,940 RON
Piping Designer4,020 RON
Piping Engineer7,330 RON
Planning Engineer7,910 RON
Pressure Vessel Inspector3,580 RON
Principal Cost Engineer7,610 RON
Principal Engineer7,410 RON
Principal Support Engineer8,020 RON
Process Engineer7,530 RON
Process Operator4,600 RON
Product Development Engineer7,740 RON
Product Development Technician5,460 RON
Product Engineer8,360 RON
Product Safety Engineer7,340 RON
Production Engineer7,780 RON
Project Engineer8,320 RON
Proposal Manager10,300 RON
Purchasing Engineer6,870 RON
Quality Assurance Engineer7,620 RON
Rail Engineer7,580 RON
Robotics Engineer8,680 RON
Robotics Technician6,140 RON
Safety Engineer7,350 RON
Safety Inspector6,000 RON
Safety Manager9,350 RON
Safety Officer3,830 RON
Sales Engineer8,550 RON
Scheduling Engineer7,290 RON
Service Engineer7,870 RON
Solar Engineer7,900 RON
Staff Engineer7,760 RON
Static Equipment Engineer7,280 RON
Stationary Engineer7,120 RON
Stress Engineer7,240 RON
Structural Analysis Engineer7,460 RON
Structural Designer6,500 RON
Structural Engineer7,300 RON
Structural Technician5,170 RON
Supply Chain Specialist7,770 RON
Surveyor5,770 RON
Technical Affairs Officer4,090 RON
Technical Assistant3,830 RON
Technical Engineer6,390 RON
Technical Support Engineer6,380 RON
Tender Engineer6,570 RON
Test Development Engineer7,800 RON
Transportation Engineer7,540 RON
Validation Engineer7,180 RON
Verification Engineer7,270 RON
Wastewater Engineer7,870 RON
Wind Energy Engineer7,720 RON
Wind Energy Operations Manager9,880 RON
Work Planner5,460 RON

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Romania

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Romania range from 2,410 RON per month (minimum average salary) to 16,000 RON per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,970 RON per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 6,970 RON while the other half are earning more than 6,970 RON. 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 4,220 RON while 75% of them are earning more than 4,220 RON. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 10,600 RON while 25% are earning more than 10,600 RON.

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 Romania costs anywhere from 44,900 New Leu(s) to 135,000 New Leu(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 Romania 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 Romania who work in Engineering earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

7,780 RON
7,330 RON
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Romania for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Romania

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


Engineering professionals in Romania are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Romania 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.

Romania / 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 Romania is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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

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

54% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 46% 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 Romania

44 RON per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Romania is 44 RON. This means that the average person in Romania earns approximately 44 RON 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 Romania
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Brasov6,770 RON
Bucharest8,220 RON
Cluj-Napoca7,560 RON
Sibiu7,950 RON
Timisoara7,120 RON

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 Romania earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,760 RON
Public Sector+7%
9,380 RON
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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