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Engineering Average Salaries in Turkey 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
6,610 TRY
( 79,300 TRY yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Turkey typically earns around 6,610 TRY per month. Salaries range from 2,100 TRY (lowest average) to 14,000 TRY (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 Engineer6,710 TRY
Assembly Engineering Technician5,260 TRY
Assistant Chief Engineer7,790 TRY
Associate Engineer6,490 TRY
Autocad Operator4,280 TRY
Automation Engineer7,330 TRY
Avionic System Support Engineer6,960 TRY
Biochemical Engineer6,610 TRY
BMS Engineer6,730 TRY
Bridge and Lock Tender3,680 TRY
Broadcast Engineer7,130 TRY
CAD Design Engineer7,030 TRY
CAD Designer4,360 TRY
CAE Engineer6,720 TRY
Ceramics Engineer6,510 TRY
Civil Engineer7,510 TRY
Commissioning Engineer6,920 TRY
Communications Engineer8,030 TRY
Condition Monitoring Engineer6,020 TRY
Contract Associate Engineer6,730 TRY
Control Systems Engineer7,180 TRY
Controls Engineer6,710 TRY
Controls Software Engineer5,950 TRY
Corrosion Engineer6,240 TRY
Design Engineer7,600 TRY
Drafter4,530 TRY
Drafting Manager8,490 TRY
Drilling Engineer6,680 TRY
Electrical Draughtsman3,740 TRY
Electrical Engineer7,710 TRY
Electrical Engineering Manager10,300 TRY
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist7,320 TRY
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler3,650 TRY
Energy Engineer7,270 TRY
Engine Assembler3,030 TRY
Engineer7,730 TRY
Engineering Account Manager8,040 TRY
Engineering Chief Designer7,990 TRY
Engineering Consultant9,560 TRY
Engineering Key Account Manager10,100 TRY
Engineering Lab Technician6,670 TRY
Engineering Planning Manager10,300 TRY
Engineering Production Manager12,800 TRY
Engineering Project Analyst7,910 TRY
Engineering Project Coordinator 8,540 TRY
Engineering Project Director14,300 TRY
Engineering Project Manager9,740 TRY
Engineering Research and Development Manager10,900 TRY
Engineering Safety Coordinator5,290 TRY
Engineering Sales Manager9,960 TRY
Engineering Technician5,400 TRY
Engineering Technologist5,530 TRY
Environmental Engineer6,630 TRY
Equipment Engineer6,310 TRY
Equipment Engineering Manager9,300 TRY
Estimator6,060 TRY
Fabrication Specialist5,180 TRY
Fabricator3,400 TRY
Facade Engineer6,700 TRY
Fiber Analyst3,990 TRY
Field Engineer7,490 TRY
Field Engineering Manager12,400 TRY
Fire Engineer7,250 TRY
Fitter and Turner2,360 TRY
Forestry Strategic Planner8,400 TRY
Generation Engineer6,960 TRY
Genetic Engineer7,650 TRY
Geological Engineer7,000 TRY
Geotechnical Engineer7,230 TRY
Heavy Equipment Mechanic3,970 TRY
Highway Engineer6,920 TRY
HSE Professional6,620 TRY
HVAC Engineer7,550 TRY
HVAC Supervisor6,560 TRY
Industrial Engineer6,980 TRY
Industrial Engineering Technologist6,740 TRY
Instrument Engineer7,020 TRY
Instrumentation and Control Engineer6,840 TRY
Instrumentation Engineer7,130 TRY
Instrumentation Manager7,140 TRY
Irrigation Engineer7,180 TRY
Licensed Aircraft Engineer7,710 TRY
Locomotive Engineer7,150 TRY
Maintenance Engineer6,410 TRY
Maintenance Fitter2,490 TRY
Maintenance Manager7,120 TRY
Manufacturing Engineer6,720 TRY
Marine Engineer7,170 TRY
Materials Engineer7,130 TRY
Materials Researcher6,610 TRY
Materials Technician5,240 TRY
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer7,320 TRY
Mechanical Design Engineer7,450 TRY
Mechanical Designer6,160 TRY
Mechanical Engineer7,910 TRY
Mechanical Engineering Manager9,630 TRY
Mechanical Inspector7,000 TRY
Mechatronics Engineer7,890 TRY
Mining Engineer6,900 TRY
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer7,810 TRY
Optical Engineer6,750 TRY
Optical Instrument Assembler3,600 TRY
PCB Assembler2,460 TRY
Photonics Engineer7,620 TRY
Photonics Technician6,350 TRY
Pipeline Engineer6,420 TRY
Piping Designer3,890 TRY
Piping Engineer6,690 TRY
Planning Engineer7,550 TRY
Pressure Vessel Inspector3,400 TRY
Principal Cost Engineer6,890 TRY
Principal Engineer7,200 TRY
Principal Support Engineer7,350 TRY
Process Engineer7,230 TRY
Process Operator4,280 TRY
Product Development Engineer7,020 TRY
Product Development Technician4,940 TRY
Product Engineer7,170 TRY
Product Safety Engineer6,590 TRY
Production Engineer7,420 TRY
Project Engineer7,450 TRY
Proposal Manager9,430 TRY
Purchasing Engineer6,800 TRY
Quality Assurance Engineer7,120 TRY
Rail Engineer7,390 TRY
Robotics Engineer8,420 TRY
Robotics Technician5,630 TRY
Safety Engineer6,770 TRY
Safety Inspector5,540 TRY
Safety Manager8,160 TRY
Safety Officer3,720 TRY
Sales Engineer7,810 TRY
Scheduling Engineer6,260 TRY
Service Engineer7,490 TRY
Solar Engineer7,680 TRY
Staff Engineer7,130 TRY
Static Equipment Engineer6,680 TRY
Stationary Engineer6,380 TRY
Stress Engineer6,660 TRY
Structural Analysis Engineer7,170 TRY
Structural Designer6,450 TRY
Structural Engineer6,620 TRY
Structural Technician4,430 TRY
Supply Chain Specialist6,680 TRY
Surveyor5,270 TRY
Technical Affairs Officer3,640 TRY
Technical Assistant3,510 TRY
Technical Engineer6,260 TRY
Technical Support Engineer6,020 TRY
Tender Engineer6,220 TRY
Test Development Engineer6,880 TRY
Transportation Engineer6,570 TRY
Validation Engineer6,640 TRY
Verification Engineer6,630 TRY
Wastewater Engineer7,190 TRY
Wind Energy Engineer7,060 TRY
Wind Energy Operations Manager9,430 TRY
Work Planner5,020 TRY

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Turkey

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Turkey range from 2,100 TRY per month (minimum average salary) to 14,000 TRY per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,210 TRY per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 6,210 TRY while the other half are earning more than 6,210 TRY. 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 3,740 TRY while 75% of them are earning more than 3,740 TRY. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 9,490 TRY while 25% are earning more than 9,490 TRY.

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 Turkey costs anywhere from 39,200 Turkish Lira(s) to 117,000 Turkish Lira(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 Turkey 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 Turkey who work in Engineering earn 13% more than their female counterparts on average.

6,920 TRY
6,120 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Turkey for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Turkey

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


Engineering professionals in Turkey 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 Turkey 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.

Turkey / 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 Turkey is 5%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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

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

51% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 49% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% 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 Turkey

38 TRY per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Turkey is 38 TRY. This means that the average person in Turkey earns approximately 38 TRY 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 Turkey
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Ankara7,180 TRY
Antalya6,440 TRY
Istanbul7,730 TRY
Izmir6,900 TRY

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 Turkey earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
7,630 TRY
Public Sector+5%
8,010 TRY
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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