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Engineering Average Salaries in Brazil 2019

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

10,414 BRL per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Engineering in Brazil typically earns around 10,414 BRL per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Engineering jobs. 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
Chief Engineer10,800 BRL
Civil Engineer7,673 BRL
Design Engineer9,833 BRL
Electrical Engineer5,655 BRL
Electrical Engineering Manager11,000 BRL
Engineer11,229 BRL
Environmental Engineer2,300 BRL
Field Engineer7,700 BRL
Maintenance Engineer12,500 BRL
Marine Engineer28,900 BRL
Mechanical Engineer7,000 BRL
Mechanical Engineering Manager45,833 BRL
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer5,500 BRL
Process Engineer7,063 BRL
Product Development Engineer10,875 BRL
Product Engineer7,450 BRL
Project Engineer12,000 BRL
Project Manager10,750 BRL
Sales Engineer7,833 BRL
Sales Manager16,000 BRL

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Brazil

25% of people earn
6,020 BRL
or less
50% of people earn
7,700 BRL
or less
75% of people earn
12,000 BRL
or less
1,220 BRL
7,700 BRL
52,000 BRL

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Engineering salaries in Brazil range between 1,220 BRL per month (minimum salary) to 52,000 BRL per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 7,700 BRL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 7,700 BRL while the other half are earning more than 7,700 BRL. 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 6,020 BRL while 75% of them are earning more than 6,020 BRL. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 12,000 BRL while 25% are earning more than 12,000 BRL.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Engineering Salary Forecast and Trend in Brazil

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

Average Salary 2016    =  
9,756 BRL
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
10,029 BRL
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
10,190 BRL
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
10,414 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Engineering salaries in Brazil are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Brazil

53 BRL per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Brazil for Engineering is 53 BRL. This means that the average person in Brazil earns approximatly 53 BRL for every worked hour.

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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Salary Comparison of Engineering Jobs in Brazil

10,414 BRL
10,676 BRL
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Brazil salaries for Engineering and All Jobs and we found that Engineering salaries are 2% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Belo Horizonte8,367 BRL
Campinas5,600 BRL
Curitiba6,875 BRL
Rio de Janeiro18,640 BRL
Sao Paulo8,444 BRL
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