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Engineering Average Salaries in Brazil 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
7,230 BRL
( 86,700 BRL yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Brazil typically earns around 7,230 BRL per month. Salaries range from 2,290 BRL (lowest average) to 15,300 BRL (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 Engineer7,490 BRL
Assembly Engineering Technician6,150 BRL
Assistant Chief Engineer8,320 BRL
Associate Engineer6,750 BRL
Autocad Operator5,000 BRL
Automation Engineer8,030 BRL
Avionic System Support Engineer7,500 BRL
Biochemical Engineer7,010 BRL
BMS Engineer7,290 BRL
Bridge and Lock Tender4,120 BRL
Broadcast Engineer7,310 BRL
CAD Design Engineer7,530 BRL
CAD Designer4,710 BRL
CAE Engineer7,540 BRL
Ceramics Engineer7,020 BRL
Civil Engineer8,170 BRL
Commissioning Engineer7,770 BRL
Communications Engineer8,320 BRL
Condition Monitoring Engineer6,430 BRL
Contract Associate Engineer7,130 BRL
Control Systems Engineer7,620 BRL
Controls Engineer7,310 BRL
Controls Software Engineer7,030 BRL
Corrosion Engineer7,300 BRL
Design Engineer7,550 BRL
Drafter4,570 BRL
Drafting Manager8,660 BRL
Drilling Engineer7,400 BRL
Electrical Draughtsman3,710 BRL
Electrical Engineer8,620 BRL
Electrical Engineering Manager10,500 BRL
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist7,840 BRL
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler3,950 BRL
Energy Engineer7,740 BRL
Engine Assembler3,340 BRL
Engineer7,960 BRL
Engineering Account Manager8,860 BRL
Engineering Chief Designer8,450 BRL
Engineering Consultant10,700 BRL
Engineering Key Account Manager10,600 BRL
Engineering Lab Technician7,350 BRL
Engineering Planning Manager10,600 BRL
Engineering Production Manager13,100 BRL
Engineering Project Analyst8,970 BRL
Engineering Project Coordinator 9,080 BRL
Engineering Project Director16,100 BRL
Engineering Project Manager10,700 BRL
Engineering Research and Development Manager12,000 BRL
Engineering Safety Coordinator5,920 BRL
Engineering Sales Manager10,500 BRL
Engineering Technician5,920 BRL
Engineering Technologist6,040 BRL
Environmental Engineer7,620 BRL
Equipment Engineer7,300 BRL
Equipment Engineering Manager9,840 BRL
Estimator6,300 BRL
Fabrication Specialist5,240 BRL
Fabricator3,470 BRL
Facade Engineer7,330 BRL
Fiber Analyst4,510 BRL
Field Engineer8,000 BRL
Field Engineering Manager13,400 BRL
Fire Engineer7,740 BRL
Fitter and Turner2,540 BRL
Forestry Strategic Planner8,700 BRL
Generation Engineer8,030 BRL
Genetic Engineer8,280 BRL
Geological Engineer8,170 BRL
Geotechnical Engineer7,860 BRL
Heavy Equipment Mechanic4,180 BRL
Highway Engineer7,590 BRL
HSE Professional7,440 BRL
HVAC Engineer8,350 BRL
HVAC Supervisor7,300 BRL
Industrial Engineer7,040 BRL
Industrial Engineering Technologist7,410 BRL
Instrument Engineer7,220 BRL
Instrumentation and Control Engineer7,610 BRL
Instrumentation Engineer7,830 BRL
Instrumentation Manager7,300 BRL
Irrigation Engineer7,330 BRL
Licensed Aircraft Engineer8,340 BRL
Locomotive Engineer7,410 BRL
Maintenance Engineer7,290 BRL
Maintenance Fitter2,590 BRL
Maintenance Manager7,900 BRL
Manufacturing Engineer7,710 BRL
Marine Engineer7,500 BRL
Materials Engineer7,540 BRL
Materials Researcher7,220 BRL
Materials Technician5,590 BRL
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer8,090 BRL
Mechanical Design Engineer8,190 BRL
Mechanical Designer6,830 BRL
Mechanical Engineer8,440 BRL
Mechanical Engineering Manager10,400 BRL
Mechanical Inspector7,710 BRL
Mechatronics Engineer7,940 BRL
Mining Engineer7,670 BRL
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer8,550 BRL
Optical Engineer7,400 BRL
Optical Instrument Assembler3,980 BRL
PCB Assembler2,800 BRL
Photonics Engineer8,110 BRL
Photonics Technician6,820 BRL
Pipeline Engineer6,880 BRL
Piping Designer4,200 BRL
Piping Engineer7,300 BRL
Planning Engineer7,720 BRL
Pressure Vessel Inspector3,790 BRL
Principal Cost Engineer7,490 BRL
Principal Engineer7,410 BRL
Principal Support Engineer7,640 BRL
Process Engineer7,220 BRL
Process Operator4,320 BRL
Product Development Engineer7,840 BRL
Product Development Technician5,370 BRL
Product Engineer8,070 BRL
Product Safety Engineer7,130 BRL
Production Engineer7,590 BRL
Project Engineer8,450 BRL
Proposal Manager9,550 BRL
Purchasing Engineer6,730 BRL
Quality Assurance Engineer7,380 BRL
Rail Engineer7,740 BRL
Robotics Engineer8,360 BRL
Robotics Technician6,240 BRL
Safety Engineer7,900 BRL
Safety Inspector6,220 BRL
Safety Manager8,920 BRL
Safety Officer3,830 BRL
Sales Engineer8,520 BRL
Scheduling Engineer7,230 BRL
Service Engineer7,740 BRL
Solar Engineer7,900 BRL
Staff Engineer7,610 BRL
Static Equipment Engineer7,400 BRL
Stationary Engineer7,230 BRL
Stress Engineer7,290 BRL
Structural Analysis Engineer7,160 BRL
Structural Designer6,560 BRL
Structural Engineer7,390 BRL
Structural Technician4,990 BRL
Supply Chain Specialist7,160 BRL
Surveyor5,960 BRL
Technical Affairs Officer3,820 BRL
Technical Assistant3,780 BRL
Technical Engineer6,900 BRL
Technical Support Engineer6,430 BRL
Tender Engineer6,820 BRL
Test Development Engineer7,460 BRL
Transportation Engineer6,990 BRL
Validation Engineer6,680 BRL
Verification Engineer7,500 BRL
Wastewater Engineer7,840 BRL
Wind Energy Engineer7,410 BRL
Wind Energy Operations Manager10,000 BRL
Work Planner5,500 BRL

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Brazil

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Brazil range from 2,290 BRL per month (minimum average salary) to 15,300 BRL per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 6,940 BRL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 6,940 BRL while the other half are earning more than 6,940 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.

  • 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 4,150 BRL while 75% of them are earning more than 4,150 BRL. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 10,700 BRL while 25% are earning more than 10,700 BRL.

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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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 Brazil costs anywhere from 42,800 Brazilian Real(s) to 128,000 Brazilian Real(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 Brazil 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 Brazil who work in Engineering earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.

7,630 BRL
6,950 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Brazil for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Brazil
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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Brazil

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


Engineering professionals in Brazil are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Brazil 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.

Brazil / 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 Brazil is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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

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

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 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 Brazil

42 BRL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Brazil is 42 BRL. This means that the average person in Brazil earns approximately 42 BRL 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 Brazil
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Aracaju7,230 BRL
Belem7,820 BRL
Belo Horizonte8,060 BRL
Brasilia8,320 BRL
Campinas7,590 BRL
Cuiaba7,140 BRL
Curitiba7,960 BRL
Fortaleza8,170 BRL
Goiania7,750 BRL
Joao Pessoa7,280 BRL
Londrina7,080 BRL
Macapa7,030 BRL
Maceio7,500 BRL
Manaus8,060 BRL
Maringa6,790 BRL
Natal7,410 BRL
Petrolina and Juazeiro6,610 BRL
Porto Alegre7,620 BRL
Recife7,860 BRL
Rio de Janeiro8,350 BRL
Salvador8,220 BRL
Santos6,800 BRL
Sao Luis7,570 BRL
Sao Paulo8,420 BRL
Teresina7,350 BRL
Vale do Aco6,940 BRL
Vitoria6,640 BRL

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 Brazil earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,330 BRL
Public Sector+6%
8,850 BRL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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