A person working in Engineering in Slovenia typically earns around 1,660 EUR per month. Salaries range from 530 EUR (lowest average) to 3,520 EUR (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||1,630 EUR|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||1,330 EUR|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||1,930 EUR|
|Associate Engineer||1,560 EUR|
|Autocad Operator||1,080 EUR|
|Automation Engineer||1,810 EUR|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||1,600 EUR|
|Biochemical Engineer||1,520 EUR|
|BMS Engineer||1,500 EUR|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||850 EUR|
|Broadcast Engineer||1,560 EUR|
|CAD Design Engineer||1,760 EUR|
|CAD Designer||1,070 EUR|
|CAE Engineer||1,660 EUR|
|Ceramics Engineer||1,570 EUR|
|Civil Engineer||1,770 EUR|
|Commissioning Engineer||1,550 EUR|
|Communications Engineer||1,720 EUR|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||1,490 EUR|
|Contract Associate Engineer||1,550 EUR|
|Control Systems Engineer||1,570 EUR|
|Controls Engineer||1,590 EUR|
|Controls Software Engineer||1,400 EUR|
|Corrosion Engineer||1,580 EUR|
|Design Engineer||1,750 EUR|
|Drafting Manager||1,920 EUR|
|Drilling Engineer||1,660 EUR|
|Electrical Draughtsman||810 EUR|
|Electrical Engineer||1,880 EUR|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||2,450 EUR|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||1,830 EUR|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||890 EUR|
|Energy Engineer||1,690 EUR|
|Engine Assembler||740 EUR|
|Engineering Account Manager||1,980 EUR|
|Engineering Chief Designer||1,920 EUR|
|Engineering Consultant||2,240 EUR|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||2,280 EUR|
|Engineering Lab Technician||1,640 EUR|
|Engineering Planning Manager||2,300 EUR|
|Engineering Production Manager||2,930 EUR|
|Engineering Project Analyst||2,010 EUR|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||1,980 EUR|
|Engineering Project Director||3,350 EUR|
|Engineering Project Manager||2,360 EUR|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||2,670 EUR|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||1,230 EUR|
|Engineering Sales Manager||2,270 EUR|
|Engineering Technician||1,310 EUR|
|Engineering Technologist||1,320 EUR|
|Environmental Engineer||1,670 EUR|
|Equipment Engineer||1,550 EUR|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||2,230 EUR|
|Fabrication Specialist||1,150 EUR|
|Facade Engineer||1,690 EUR|
|Fiber Analyst||910 EUR|
|Field Engineer||1,760 EUR|
|Field Engineering Manager||2,850 EUR|
|Fire Engineer||1,700 EUR|
|Fitter and Turner||540 EUR|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||1,900 EUR|
|Generation Engineer||1,610 EUR|
|Genetic Engineer||1,870 EUR|
|Geological Engineer||1,670 EUR|
|Geotechnical Engineer||1,790 EUR|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||890 EUR|
|Highway Engineer||1,680 EUR|
|HSE Professional||1,480 EUR|
|HVAC Engineer||1,790 EUR|
|HVAC Supervisor||1,580 EUR|
|Industrial Engineer||1,610 EUR|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||1,560 EUR|
|Instrument Engineer||1,560 EUR|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||1,640 EUR|
|Instrumentation Engineer||1,570 EUR|
|Instrumentation Manager||1,630 EUR|
|Irrigation Engineer||1,620 EUR|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||1,790 EUR|
|Locomotive Engineer||1,530 EUR|
|Maintenance Engineer||1,560 EUR|
|Maintenance Fitter||570 EUR|
|Maintenance Manager||1,620 EUR|
|Manufacturing Engineer||1,600 EUR|
|Marine Engineer||1,670 EUR|
|Materials Engineer||1,620 EUR|
|Materials Researcher||1,580 EUR|
|Materials Technician||1,230 EUR|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||1,720 EUR|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||1,730 EUR|
|Mechanical Designer||1,400 EUR|
|Mechanical Engineer||1,760 EUR|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||2,310 EUR|
|Mechanical Inspector||1,630 EUR|
|Mechatronics Engineer||1,800 EUR|
|Mining Engineer||1,650 EUR|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||1,790 EUR|
|Optical Engineer||1,630 EUR|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||850 EUR|
|PCB Assembler||630 EUR|
|Photonics Engineer||1,780 EUR|
|Photonics Technician||1,450 EUR|
|Pipeline Engineer||1,520 EUR|
|Piping Designer||900 EUR|
|Piping Engineer||1,520 EUR|
|Planning Engineer||1,640 EUR|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||820 EUR|
|Principal Cost Engineer||1,710 EUR|
|Principal Engineer||1,600 EUR|
|Principal Support Engineer||1,760 EUR|
|Process Engineer||1,620 EUR|
|Process Operator||990 EUR|
|Product Development Engineer||1,700 EUR|
|Product Development Technician||1,220 EUR|
|Product Engineer||1,700 EUR|
|Product Safety Engineer||1,610 EUR|
|Production Engineer||1,610 EUR|
|Project Engineer||1,720 EUR|
|Proposal Manager||2,090 EUR|
|Purchasing Engineer||1,480 EUR|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||1,610 EUR|
|Rail Engineer||1,630 EUR|
|Robotics Engineer||1,940 EUR|
|Robotics Technician||1,400 EUR|
|Safety Engineer||1,620 EUR|
|Safety Inspector||1,240 EUR|
|Safety Manager||2,050 EUR|
|Safety Officer||820 EUR|
|Sales Engineer||1,770 EUR|
|Scheduling Engineer||1,450 EUR|
|Service Engineer||1,760 EUR|
|Solar Engineer||1,700 EUR|
|Staff Engineer||1,670 EUR|
|Static Equipment Engineer||1,660 EUR|
|Stationary Engineer||1,470 EUR|
|Stress Engineer||1,530 EUR|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||1,610 EUR|
|Structural Designer||1,520 EUR|
|Structural Engineer||1,600 EUR|
|Structural Technician||1,050 EUR|
|Supply Chain Specialist||1,670 EUR|
|Technical Affairs Officer||810 EUR|
|Technical Assistant||810 EUR|
|Technical Engineer||1,460 EUR|
|Technical Support Engineer||1,490 EUR|
|Tender Engineer||1,500 EUR|
|Test Development Engineer||1,610 EUR|
|Transportation Engineer||1,530 EUR|
|Validation Engineer||1,520 EUR|
|Verification Engineer||1,600 EUR|
|Wastewater Engineer||1,630 EUR|
|Wind Energy Engineer||1,660 EUR|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||2,170 EUR|
|Work Planner||1,150 EUR|
Engineering salaries in Slovenia range from 530 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 3,520 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 1,800 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 1,800 EUR while the other half are earning more than 1,800 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 people working in Engineering are earning less than 1,050 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,050 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 2,870 EUR while 25% are earning more than 2,870 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 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 Slovenia costs anywhere from 9,860 Euro(s) to 29,600 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 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 Slovenia who work in Engineering earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Slovenia 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 Slovenia 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.
45% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 55% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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 Slovenia earn 13% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.