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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||6,990 RON|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||5,820 RON|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||8,250 RON|
|Associate Engineer||7,080 RON|
|Autocad Operator||4,730 RON|
|Automation Engineer||8,270 RON|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||7,270 RON|
|Biochemical Engineer||6,920 RON|
|BMS Engineer||7,090 RON|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||4,140 RON|
|Broadcast Engineer||7,400 RON|
|CAD Design Engineer||8,170 RON|
|CAD Designer||4,850 RON|
|CAE Engineer||7,690 RON|
|Ceramics Engineer||7,300 RON|
|Civil Engineer||8,070 RON|
|Commissioning Engineer||7,500 RON|
|Communications Engineer||7,990 RON|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||6,380 RON|
|Contract Associate Engineer||7,050 RON|
|Control Systems Engineer||7,740 RON|
|Controls Engineer||7,560 RON|
|Controls Software Engineer||6,790 RON|
|Corrosion Engineer||6,910 RON|
|Design Engineer||7,830 RON|
|Drafting Manager||8,730 RON|
|Drilling Engineer||7,280 RON|
|Electrical Draughtsman||3,780 RON|
|Electrical Engineer||8,040 RON|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||11,400 RON|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||8,500 RON|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||4,060 RON|
|Energy Engineer||8,350 RON|
|Engine Assembler||3,520 RON|
|Engineering Account Manager||8,830 RON|
|Engineering Chief Designer||9,080 RON|
|Engineering Consultant||10,200 RON|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||11,200 RON|
|Engineering Lab Technician||7,320 RON|
|Engineering Planning Manager||11,100 RON|
|Engineering Production Manager||13,000 RON|
|Engineering Project Analyst||9,330 RON|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||8,480 RON|
|Engineering Project Director||15,300 RON|
|Engineering Project Manager||10,300 RON|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||12,600 RON|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||5,940 RON|
|Engineering Sales Manager||10,500 RON|
|Engineering Technician||5,700 RON|
|Engineering Technologist||5,900 RON|
|Environmental Engineer||7,430 RON|
|Equipment Engineer||6,770 RON|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||10,600 RON|
|Fabrication Specialist||5,660 RON|
|Facade Engineer||7,680 RON|
|Fiber Analyst||4,300 RON|
|Field Engineer||8,150 RON|
|Field Engineering Manager||13,000 RON|
|Fire Engineer||7,890 RON|
|Fitter and Turner||2,470 RON|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||8,990 RON|
|Generation Engineer||8,100 RON|
|Genetic Engineer||8,520 RON|
|Geological Engineer||7,600 RON|
|Geotechnical Engineer||7,990 RON|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||4,230 RON|
|Highway Engineer||7,320 RON|
|HSE Professional||7,180 RON|
|HVAC Engineer||8,450 RON|
|HVAC Supervisor||6,910 RON|
|Industrial Engineer||7,480 RON|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||7,260 RON|
|Instrument Engineer||7,220 RON|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||7,610 RON|
|Instrumentation Engineer||7,890 RON|
|Instrumentation Manager||7,270 RON|
|Irrigation Engineer||7,390 RON|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||7,970 RON|
|Locomotive Engineer||7,110 RON|
|Maintenance Engineer||6,970 RON|
|Maintenance Fitter||2,650 RON|
|Maintenance Manager||7,350 RON|
|Manufacturing Engineer||7,740 RON|
|Marine Engineer||7,910 RON|
|Materials Engineer||7,540 RON|
|Materials Researcher||7,050 RON|
|Materials Technician||5,700 RON|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||8,650 RON|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||8,030 RON|
|Mechanical Designer||6,350 RON|
|Mechanical Engineer||8,010 RON|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||10,300 RON|
|Mechanical Inspector||7,140 RON|
|Mechatronics Engineer||8,530 RON|
|Mining Engineer||7,670 RON|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||8,490 RON|
|Optical Engineer||7,130 RON|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||4,020 RON|
|PCB Assembler||2,910 RON|
|Photonics Engineer||8,750 RON|
|Photonics Technician||6,990 RON|
|Pipeline Engineer||6,940 RON|
|Piping Designer||4,020 RON|
|Piping Engineer||7,330 RON|
|Planning Engineer||7,910 RON|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||3,580 RON|
|Principal Cost Engineer||7,610 RON|
|Principal Engineer||7,410 RON|
|Principal Support Engineer||8,020 RON|
|Process Engineer||7,530 RON|
|Process Operator||4,600 RON|
|Product Development Engineer||7,740 RON|
|Product Development Technician||5,460 RON|
|Product Engineer||8,360 RON|
|Product Safety Engineer||7,340 RON|
|Production Engineer||7,780 RON|
|Project Engineer||8,320 RON|
|Proposal Manager||10,300 RON|
|Purchasing Engineer||6,870 RON|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||7,620 RON|
|Rail Engineer||7,580 RON|
|Robotics Engineer||8,680 RON|
|Robotics Technician||6,140 RON|
|Safety Engineer||7,350 RON|
|Safety Inspector||6,000 RON|
|Safety Manager||9,350 RON|
|Safety Officer||3,830 RON|
|Sales Engineer||8,550 RON|
|Scheduling Engineer||7,290 RON|
|Service Engineer||7,870 RON|
|Solar Engineer||7,900 RON|
|Staff Engineer||7,760 RON|
|Static Equipment Engineer||7,280 RON|
|Stationary Engineer||7,120 RON|
|Stress Engineer||7,240 RON|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||7,460 RON|
|Structural Designer||6,500 RON|
|Structural Engineer||7,300 RON|
|Structural Technician||5,170 RON|
|Supply Chain Specialist||7,770 RON|
|Technical Affairs Officer||4,090 RON|
|Technical Assistant||3,830 RON|
|Technical Engineer||6,390 RON|
|Technical Support Engineer||6,380 RON|
|Tender Engineer||6,570 RON|
|Test Development Engineer||7,800 RON|
|Transportation Engineer||7,540 RON|
|Validation Engineer||7,180 RON|
|Verification Engineer||7,270 RON|
|Wastewater Engineer||7,870 RON|
|Wind Energy Engineer||7,720 RON|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||9,880 RON|
|Work Planner||5,460 RON|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
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.