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Engineering Average Salaries in Algeria 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
152,000 DZD
( 1,820,000 DZD yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Algeria typically earns around 152,000 DZD per month. Salaries range from 48,100 DZD (lowest average) to 321,000 DZD (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 Engineer156,000 DZD
Assembly Engineering Technician123,000 DZD
Assistant Chief Engineer179,000 DZD
Associate Engineer142,000 DZD
Autocad Operator99,700 DZD
Automation Engineer175,000 DZD
Avionic System Support Engineer159,000 DZD
Biochemical Engineer150,000 DZD
BMS Engineer155,000 DZD
Bridge and Lock Tender93,400 DZD
Broadcast Engineer167,000 DZD
CAD Design Engineer169,000 DZD
CAD Designer103,000 DZD
CAE Engineer164,000 DZD
Ceramics Engineer147,000 DZD
Civil Engineer166,000 DZD
Commissioning Engineer165,000 DZD
Communications Engineer185,000 DZD
Condition Monitoring Engineer138,000 DZD
Contract Associate Engineer153,000 DZD
Control Systems Engineer165,000 DZD
Controls Engineer160,000 DZD
Controls Software Engineer149,000 DZD
Corrosion Engineer145,000 DZD
Design Engineer166,000 DZD
Drafter107,000 DZD
Drafting Manager197,000 DZD
Drilling Engineer158,000 DZD
Electrical Draughtsman84,800 DZD
Electrical Engineer179,000 DZD
Electrical Engineering Manager236,000 DZD
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist176,000 DZD
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler86,300 DZD
Energy Engineer173,000 DZD
Engine Assembler77,600 DZD
Engineer174,000 DZD
Engineering Account Manager181,000 DZD
Engineering Chief Designer189,000 DZD
Engineering Consultant214,000 DZD
Engineering Key Account Manager247,000 DZD
Engineering Lab Technician150,000 DZD
Engineering Planning Manager222,000 DZD
Engineering Production Manager282,000 DZD
Engineering Project Analyst187,000 DZD
Engineering Project Coordinator 189,000 DZD
Engineering Project Director321,000 DZD
Engineering Project Manager238,000 DZD
Engineering Research and Development Manager278,000 DZD
Engineering Safety Coordinator134,000 DZD
Engineering Sales Manager215,000 DZD
Engineering Technician132,000 DZD
Engineering Technologist129,000 DZD
Environmental Engineer162,000 DZD
Equipment Engineer152,000 DZD
Equipment Engineering Manager220,000 DZD
Estimator144,000 DZD
Fabrication Specialist117,000 DZD
Fabricator75,800 DZD
Facade Engineer154,000 DZD
Fiber Analyst99,600 DZD
Field Engineer174,000 DZD
Field Engineering Manager284,000 DZD
Fire Engineer168,000 DZD
Fitter and Turner53,900 DZD
Forestry Strategic Planner190,000 DZD
Generation Engineer174,000 DZD
Genetic Engineer181,000 DZD
Geological Engineer170,000 DZD
Geotechnical Engineer180,000 DZD
Heavy Equipment Mechanic90,500 DZD
Highway Engineer169,000 DZD
HSE Professional157,000 DZD
HVAC Engineer181,000 DZD
HVAC Supervisor145,000 DZD
Industrial Engineer164,000 DZD
Industrial Engineering Technologist158,000 DZD
Instrument Engineer156,000 DZD
Instrumentation and Control Engineer156,000 DZD
Instrumentation Engineer169,000 DZD
Instrumentation Manager157,000 DZD
Irrigation Engineer166,000 DZD
Licensed Aircraft Engineer185,000 DZD
Locomotive Engineer164,000 DZD
Maintenance Engineer161,000 DZD
Maintenance Fitter59,400 DZD
Maintenance Manager164,000 DZD
Manufacturing Engineer166,000 DZD
Marine Engineer174,000 DZD
Materials Engineer154,000 DZD
Materials Researcher154,000 DZD
Materials Technician122,000 DZD
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer180,000 DZD
Mechanical Design Engineer175,000 DZD
Mechanical Designer142,000 DZD
Mechanical Engineer168,000 DZD
Mechanical Engineering Manager223,000 DZD
Mechanical Inspector160,000 DZD
Mechatronics Engineer177,000 DZD
Mining Engineer157,000 DZD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer174,000 DZD
Optical Engineer165,000 DZD
Optical Instrument Assembler86,200 DZD
PCB Assembler58,400 DZD
Photonics Engineer182,000 DZD
Photonics Technician149,000 DZD
Pipeline Engineer156,000 DZD
Piping Designer93,000 DZD
Piping Engineer158,000 DZD
Planning Engineer168,000 DZD
Pressure Vessel Inspector75,400 DZD
Principal Cost Engineer171,000 DZD
Principal Engineer160,000 DZD
Principal Support Engineer160,000 DZD
Process Engineer159,000 DZD
Process Operator101,000 DZD
Product Development Engineer168,000 DZD
Product Development Technician123,000 DZD
Product Engineer168,000 DZD
Product Safety Engineer156,000 DZD
Production Engineer166,000 DZD
Project Engineer172,000 DZD
Proposal Manager214,000 DZD
Purchasing Engineer154,000 DZD
Quality Assurance Engineer162,000 DZD
Rail Engineer165,000 DZD
Robotics Engineer183,000 DZD
Robotics Technician133,000 DZD
Safety Engineer164,000 DZD
Safety Inspector132,000 DZD
Safety Manager187,000 DZD
Safety Officer82,500 DZD
Sales Engineer184,000 DZD
Scheduling Engineer156,000 DZD
Service Engineer177,000 DZD
Solar Engineer170,000 DZD
Staff Engineer165,000 DZD
Static Equipment Engineer158,000 DZD
Stationary Engineer147,000 DZD
Stress Engineer149,000 DZD
Structural Analysis Engineer158,000 DZD
Structural Designer141,000 DZD
Structural Engineer158,000 DZD
Structural Technician104,000 DZD
Supply Chain Specialist161,000 DZD
Surveyor126,000 DZD
Technical Affairs Officer85,200 DZD
Technical Assistant86,200 DZD
Technical Engineer143,000 DZD
Technical Support Engineer138,000 DZD
Tender Engineer152,000 DZD
Test Development Engineer156,000 DZD
Transportation Engineer156,000 DZD
Validation Engineer149,000 DZD
Verification Engineer159,000 DZD
Wastewater Engineer169,000 DZD
Wind Energy Engineer163,000 DZD
Wind Energy Operations Manager214,000 DZD
Work Planner112,000 DZD

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Algeria

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Algeria range from 48,100 DZD per month (minimum average salary) to 321,000 DZD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 158,000 DZD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 158,000 DZD while the other half are earning more than 158,000 DZD. 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 92,500 DZD while 75% of them are earning more than 92,500 DZD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 249,000 DZD while 25% are earning more than 249,000 DZD.

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 Algeria costs anywhere from 898,000 Algerian Dinar(s) to 2,690,000 Algerian Dinar(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 Algeria 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 Algeria who work in Engineering earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

161,000 DZD
147,000 DZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Algeria for all Careers

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

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


Engineering professionals in Algeria are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 6% every 27 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 5% granted to employees every 28 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Algeria 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.

Algeria / 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 Algeria is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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

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

63% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 37% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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 Algeria

870 DZD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Algeria is 870 DZD. This means that the average person in Algeria earns approximately 870 DZD 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 Algeria
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Annaba161,000 DZD
Batna155,000 DZD
Biskra147,000 DZD
Blida159,000 DZD
Chlef143,000 DZD
Constantine164,000 DZD
El Djazair170,000 DZD
Oran167,000 DZD
Setif153,000 DZD
Sidi bel Abbes150,000 DZD

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 Algeria earn 21% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
163,000 DZD
Public Sector+21%
197,000 DZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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