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Engineering Average Salaries in Serbia 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
118,000 RSD
( 1,420,000 RSD yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Serbia typically earns around 118,000 RSD per month. Salaries range from 37,500 RSD (lowest average) to 250,000 RSD (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 Engineer117,000 RSD
Assembly Engineering Technician89,100 RSD
Assistant Chief Engineer128,000 RSD
Associate Engineer105,000 RSD
Autocad Operator72,400 RSD
Automation Engineer129,000 RSD
Avionic System Support Engineer111,000 RSD
Biochemical Engineer114,000 RSD
BMS Engineer113,000 RSD
Bridge and Lock Tender64,900 RSD
Broadcast Engineer115,000 RSD
CAD Design Engineer120,000 RSD
CAD Designer72,000 RSD
CAE Engineer121,000 RSD
Ceramics Engineer104,000 RSD
Civil Engineer117,000 RSD
Commissioning Engineer115,000 RSD
Communications Engineer126,000 RSD
Condition Monitoring Engineer99,100 RSD
Contract Associate Engineer116,000 RSD
Control Systems Engineer111,000 RSD
Controls Engineer117,000 RSD
Controls Software Engineer109,000 RSD
Corrosion Engineer106,000 RSD
Design Engineer115,000 RSD
Drafter71,000 RSD
Drafting Manager130,000 RSD
Drilling Engineer120,000 RSD
Electrical Draughtsman61,200 RSD
Electrical Engineer135,000 RSD
Electrical Engineering Manager175,000 RSD
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist124,000 RSD
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler60,300 RSD
Energy Engineer129,000 RSD
Engine Assembler52,000 RSD
Engineer128,000 RSD
Engineering Account Manager140,000 RSD
Engineering Chief Designer134,000 RSD
Engineering Consultant155,000 RSD
Engineering Key Account Manager165,000 RSD
Engineering Lab Technician116,000 RSD
Engineering Planning Manager157,000 RSD
Engineering Production Manager202,000 RSD
Engineering Project Analyst140,000 RSD
Engineering Project Coordinator 135,000 RSD
Engineering Project Director232,000 RSD
Engineering Project Manager162,000 RSD
Engineering Research and Development Manager187,000 RSD
Engineering Safety Coordinator93,300 RSD
Engineering Sales Manager166,000 RSD
Engineering Technician89,600 RSD
Engineering Technologist88,900 RSD
Environmental Engineer118,000 RSD
Equipment Engineer109,000 RSD
Equipment Engineering Manager156,000 RSD
Estimator98,900 RSD
Fabrication Specialist83,200 RSD
Fabricator53,100 RSD
Facade Engineer120,000 RSD
Fiber Analyst68,500 RSD
Field Engineer122,000 RSD
Field Engineering Manager198,000 RSD
Fire Engineer118,000 RSD
Fitter and Turner37,500 RSD
Forestry Strategic Planner133,000 RSD
Generation Engineer117,000 RSD
Genetic Engineer126,000 RSD
Geological Engineer128,000 RSD
Geotechnical Engineer124,000 RSD
Heavy Equipment Mechanic64,100 RSD
Highway Engineer115,000 RSD
HSE Professional110,000 RSD
HVAC Engineer122,000 RSD
HVAC Supervisor111,000 RSD
Industrial Engineer109,000 RSD
Industrial Engineering Technologist115,000 RSD
Instrument Engineer117,000 RSD
Instrumentation and Control Engineer114,000 RSD
Instrumentation Engineer120,000 RSD
Instrumentation Manager112,000 RSD
Irrigation Engineer110,000 RSD
Licensed Aircraft Engineer126,000 RSD
Locomotive Engineer112,000 RSD
Maintenance Engineer116,000 RSD
Maintenance Fitter40,700 RSD
Maintenance Manager118,000 RSD
Manufacturing Engineer118,000 RSD
Marine Engineer123,000 RSD
Materials Engineer119,000 RSD
Materials Researcher106,000 RSD
Materials Technician85,600 RSD
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer129,000 RSD
Mechanical Design Engineer127,000 RSD
Mechanical Designer102,000 RSD
Mechanical Engineer128,000 RSD
Mechanical Engineering Manager168,000 RSD
Mechanical Inspector109,000 RSD
Mechatronics Engineer120,000 RSD
Mining Engineer115,000 RSD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer129,000 RSD
Optical Engineer112,000 RSD
Optical Instrument Assembler58,000 RSD
PCB Assembler43,600 RSD
Photonics Engineer135,000 RSD
Photonics Technician110,000 RSD
Pipeline Engineer108,000 RSD
Piping Designer63,700 RSD
Piping Engineer107,000 RSD
Planning Engineer118,000 RSD
Pressure Vessel Inspector57,600 RSD
Principal Cost Engineer118,000 RSD
Principal Engineer120,000 RSD
Principal Support Engineer119,000 RSD
Process Engineer116,000 RSD
Process Operator67,200 RSD
Product Development Engineer121,000 RSD
Product Development Technician84,400 RSD
Product Engineer120,000 RSD
Product Safety Engineer109,000 RSD
Production Engineer116,000 RSD
Project Engineer121,000 RSD
Proposal Manager152,000 RSD
Purchasing Engineer111,000 RSD
Quality Assurance Engineer113,000 RSD
Rail Engineer114,000 RSD
Robotics Engineer127,000 RSD
Robotics Technician101,000 RSD
Safety Engineer124,000 RSD
Safety Inspector91,900 RSD
Safety Manager146,000 RSD
Safety Officer62,000 RSD
Sales Engineer125,000 RSD
Scheduling Engineer106,000 RSD
Service Engineer128,000 RSD
Solar Engineer128,000 RSD
Staff Engineer116,000 RSD
Static Equipment Engineer120,000 RSD
Stationary Engineer104,000 RSD
Stress Engineer110,000 RSD
Structural Analysis Engineer115,000 RSD
Structural Designer106,000 RSD
Structural Engineer114,000 RSD
Structural Technician74,200 RSD
Supply Chain Specialist114,000 RSD
Surveyor92,400 RSD
Technical Affairs Officer57,800 RSD
Technical Assistant62,500 RSD
Technical Engineer97,800 RSD
Technical Support Engineer99,100 RSD
Tender Engineer103,000 RSD
Test Development Engineer116,000 RSD
Transportation Engineer117,000 RSD
Validation Engineer101,000 RSD
Verification Engineer116,000 RSD
Wastewater Engineer115,000 RSD
Wind Energy Engineer125,000 RSD
Wind Energy Operations Manager162,000 RSD
Work Planner82,800 RSD

Engineering Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Serbia

Median and salary distribution Serbia Engineering monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
125,000 RSD or more
10% of people earn
103,000 to 125,000 RSD
20% of people earn
55,700 RSD or less
65% of people earn
55,700 to 103,000 RSD
Minimum Salary
37,500 RSD
108,000 RSD
250,000 RSD

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Engineering salaries in Serbia range from 37,500 RSD per month (starting average salary) to 250,000 RSD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 108,000 RSD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 108,000 RSD while the other half are earning more than 108,000 RSD. 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 and Salary Scale

    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 81,100 RSD while 75% of them are earning more than 81,100 RSD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 134,000 RSD while 25% are earning more than 134,000 RSD.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 55,700 RSD to 103,000 RSD. Approximatly 20% fall under the 55,700 RSD cap. Ten percent of wages are from 103,000 RSD to 125,000 RSD. Only 5% of people grossed 125,000 RSD or more.

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 Serbia costs anywhere from 701,000 Serbian Dinar(s) to 2,100,000 Serbian Dinar(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.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - 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 Serbia who work in Engineering earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

122,000 RSD
116,000 RSD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Serbia for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Serbia

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


Engineering professionals in Serbia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 8% every 19 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 7% granted to employees every 20 months.

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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.

Serbia / All Professions

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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 Serbia is 4%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Serbia for the year 2022. 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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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Serbia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Serbia Engineering
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Engineering is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field. 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 Salary Forecast and Trend in Serbia

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

Average Salary 2019
108,000 RSD
Average Salary 2020+2%
110,000 RSD
Average Salary 2021+1%
111,000 RSD
Average Salary 2022+3%
115,000 RSD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Engineering salaries in Serbia are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 3% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Serbia

680 RSD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Serbia is 680 RSD. This means that the average person in Serbia earns approximately 680 RSD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Serbia is 220 RSD. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

118,000 RSD
140,000 RSD
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Belgrade129,000 RSD
Novi Sad123,000 RSD

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 Serbia earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
131,000 RSD
Public Sector+14%
150,000 RSD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Engineering in Serbia?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 108,000 RSD and 134,000 RSD. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Engineering in Serbia is ranges from 81,100 RSD to 134,000 RSD. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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