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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||6,710 TRY|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||5,260 TRY|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||7,790 TRY|
|Associate Engineer||6,490 TRY|
|Autocad Operator||4,280 TRY|
|Automation Engineer||7,330 TRY|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||6,960 TRY|
|Biochemical Engineer||6,610 TRY|
|BMS Engineer||6,730 TRY|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||3,680 TRY|
|Broadcast Engineer||7,130 TRY|
|CAD Design Engineer||7,030 TRY|
|CAD Designer||4,360 TRY|
|CAE Engineer||6,720 TRY|
|Ceramics Engineer||6,510 TRY|
|Civil Engineer||7,510 TRY|
|Commissioning Engineer||6,920 TRY|
|Communications Engineer||8,030 TRY|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||6,020 TRY|
|Contract Associate Engineer||6,730 TRY|
|Control Systems Engineer||7,180 TRY|
|Controls Engineer||6,710 TRY|
|Controls Software Engineer||5,950 TRY|
|Corrosion Engineer||6,240 TRY|
|Design Engineer||7,600 TRY|
|Drafting Manager||8,490 TRY|
|Drilling Engineer||6,680 TRY|
|Electrical Draughtsman||3,740 TRY|
|Electrical Engineer||7,710 TRY|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||10,300 TRY|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||7,320 TRY|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||3,650 TRY|
|Energy Engineer||7,270 TRY|
|Engine Assembler||3,030 TRY|
|Engineering Account Manager||8,040 TRY|
|Engineering Chief Designer||7,990 TRY|
|Engineering Consultant||9,560 TRY|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||10,100 TRY|
|Engineering Lab Technician||6,670 TRY|
|Engineering Planning Manager||10,300 TRY|
|Engineering Production Manager||12,800 TRY|
|Engineering Project Analyst||7,910 TRY|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||8,540 TRY|
|Engineering Project Director||14,300 TRY|
|Engineering Project Manager||9,740 TRY|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||10,900 TRY|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||5,290 TRY|
|Engineering Sales Manager||9,960 TRY|
|Engineering Technician||5,400 TRY|
|Engineering Technologist||5,530 TRY|
|Environmental Engineer||6,630 TRY|
|Equipment Engineer||6,310 TRY|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||9,300 TRY|
|Fabrication Specialist||5,180 TRY|
|Facade Engineer||6,700 TRY|
|Fiber Analyst||3,990 TRY|
|Field Engineer||7,490 TRY|
|Field Engineering Manager||12,400 TRY|
|Fire Engineer||7,250 TRY|
|Fitter and Turner||2,360 TRY|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||8,400 TRY|
|Generation Engineer||6,960 TRY|
|Genetic Engineer||7,650 TRY|
|Geological Engineer||7,000 TRY|
|Geotechnical Engineer||7,230 TRY|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||3,970 TRY|
|Highway Engineer||6,920 TRY|
|HSE Professional||6,620 TRY|
|HVAC Engineer||7,550 TRY|
|HVAC Supervisor||6,560 TRY|
|Industrial Engineer||6,980 TRY|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||6,740 TRY|
|Instrument Engineer||7,020 TRY|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||6,840 TRY|
|Instrumentation Engineer||7,130 TRY|
|Instrumentation Manager||7,140 TRY|
|Irrigation Engineer||7,180 TRY|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||7,710 TRY|
|Locomotive Engineer||7,150 TRY|
|Maintenance Engineer||6,410 TRY|
|Maintenance Fitter||2,490 TRY|
|Maintenance Manager||7,120 TRY|
|Manufacturing Engineer||6,720 TRY|
|Marine Engineer||7,170 TRY|
|Materials Engineer||7,130 TRY|
|Materials Researcher||6,610 TRY|
|Materials Technician||5,240 TRY|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||7,320 TRY|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||7,450 TRY|
|Mechanical Designer||6,160 TRY|
|Mechanical Engineer||7,910 TRY|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||9,630 TRY|
|Mechanical Inspector||7,000 TRY|
|Mechatronics Engineer||7,890 TRY|
|Mining Engineer||6,900 TRY|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||7,810 TRY|
|Optical Engineer||6,750 TRY|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||3,600 TRY|
|PCB Assembler||2,460 TRY|
|Photonics Engineer||7,620 TRY|
|Photonics Technician||6,350 TRY|
|Pipeline Engineer||6,420 TRY|
|Piping Designer||3,890 TRY|
|Piping Engineer||6,690 TRY|
|Planning Engineer||7,550 TRY|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||3,400 TRY|
|Principal Cost Engineer||6,890 TRY|
|Principal Engineer||7,200 TRY|
|Principal Support Engineer||7,350 TRY|
|Process Engineer||7,230 TRY|
|Process Operator||4,280 TRY|
|Product Development Engineer||7,020 TRY|
|Product Development Technician||4,940 TRY|
|Product Engineer||7,170 TRY|
|Product Safety Engineer||6,590 TRY|
|Production Engineer||7,420 TRY|
|Project Engineer||7,450 TRY|
|Proposal Manager||9,430 TRY|
|Purchasing Engineer||6,800 TRY|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||7,120 TRY|
|Rail Engineer||7,390 TRY|
|Robotics Engineer||8,420 TRY|
|Robotics Technician||5,630 TRY|
|Safety Engineer||6,770 TRY|
|Safety Inspector||5,540 TRY|
|Safety Manager||8,160 TRY|
|Safety Officer||3,720 TRY|
|Sales Engineer||7,810 TRY|
|Scheduling Engineer||6,260 TRY|
|Service Engineer||7,490 TRY|
|Solar Engineer||7,680 TRY|
|Staff Engineer||7,130 TRY|
|Static Equipment Engineer||6,680 TRY|
|Stationary Engineer||6,380 TRY|
|Stress Engineer||6,660 TRY|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||7,170 TRY|
|Structural Designer||6,450 TRY|
|Structural Engineer||6,620 TRY|
|Structural Technician||4,430 TRY|
|Supply Chain Specialist||6,680 TRY|
|Technical Affairs Officer||3,640 TRY|
|Technical Assistant||3,510 TRY|
|Technical Engineer||6,260 TRY|
|Technical Support Engineer||6,020 TRY|
|Tender Engineer||6,220 TRY|
|Test Development Engineer||6,880 TRY|
|Transportation Engineer||6,570 TRY|
|Validation Engineer||6,640 TRY|
|Verification Engineer||6,630 TRY|
|Wastewater Engineer||7,190 TRY|
|Wind Energy Engineer||7,060 TRY|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||9,430 TRY|
|Work Planner||5,020 TRY|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Turkey earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.