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Engineering Average Salaries in Algeria 2020

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

Average Monthly Salary
196,000 DZD
( 2,350,000 DZD yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Algeria typically earns around 196,000 DZD per month. Salaries range from 108,000 DZD (lowest average) to 260,000 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 Engineer205,000 DZD
Assembly Engineering Technician175,000 DZD
Assistant Chief Engineer214,000 DZD
Associate Engineer190,000 DZD
Autocad Operator159,000 DZD
Automation Engineer223,000 DZD
Avionic System Support Engineer196,000 DZD
Biochemical Engineer221,000 DZD
BMS Engineer217,000 DZD
Bridge and Lock Tender207,000 DZD
Broadcast Engineer236,000 DZD
CAD Design Engineer197,000 DZD
CAD Designer164,000 DZD
CAE Engineer201,000 DZD
Ceramics Engineer196,000 DZD
Civil Engineer199,000 DZD
Commissioning Engineer209,000 DZD
Communications Engineer222,000 DZD
Condition Monitoring Engineer176,000 DZD
Contract Associate Engineer210,000 DZD
Control Systems Engineer217,000 DZD
Controls Engineer210,000 DZD
Controls Software Engineer212,000 DZD
Corrosion Engineer189,000 DZD
Design Engineer217,000 DZD
Drafter158,000 DZD
Drafting Manager238,000 DZD
Drilling Engineer195,000 DZD
Electrical Draughtsman132,000 DZD
Electrical Engineer219,000 DZD
Electrical Engineering Manager256,000 DZD
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist225,000 DZD
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler195,000 DZD
Energy Engineer233,000 DZD
Engine Assembler155,000 DZD
Engineer203,000 DZD
Engineering Account Manager191,000 DZD
Engineering Chief Designer214,000 DZD
Engineering Consultant228,000 DZD
Engineering Key Account Manager248,000 DZD
Engineering Lab Technician177,000 DZD
Engineering Planning Manager246,000 DZD
Engineering Production Manager248,000 DZD
Engineering Project Analyst223,000 DZD
Engineering Project Coordinator 199,000 DZD
Engineering Project Director247,000 DZD
Engineering Project Manager261,000 DZD
Engineering Research and Development Manager262,000 DZD
Engineering Safety Coordinator190,000 DZD
Engineering Sales Manager243,000 DZD
Engineering Technician192,000 DZD
Engineering Technologist187,000 DZD
Environmental Engineer216,000 DZD
Equipment Engineer199,000 DZD
Equipment Engineering Manager243,000 DZD
Estimator204,000 DZD
Fabrication Specialist176,000 DZD
Fabricator154,000 DZD
Facade Engineer214,000 DZD
Fiber Analyst178,000 DZD
Field Engineer201,000 DZD
Field Engineering Manager265,000 DZD
Fire Engineer221,000 DZD
Fitter and Turner115,000 DZD
Forestry Strategic Planner233,000 DZD
Generation Engineer250,000 DZD
Genetic Engineer254,000 DZD
Geological Engineer237,000 DZD
Geotechnical Engineer237,000 DZD
Heavy Equipment Mechanic169,000 DZD
Highway Engineer195,000 DZD
HSE Professional189,000 DZD
HVAC Engineer219,000 DZD
HVAC Supervisor197,000 DZD
Industrial Engineer205,000 DZD
Industrial Engineering Technologist197,000 DZD
Instrument Engineer219,000 DZD
Instrumentation and Control Engineer211,000 DZD
Instrumentation Engineer229,000 DZD
Instrumentation Manager245,000 DZD
Irrigation Engineer206,000 DZD
Licensed Aircraft Engineer221,000 DZD
Locomotive Engineer208,000 DZD
Maintenance Engineer204,000 DZD
Maintenance Fitter138,000 DZD
Maintenance Manager243,000 DZD
Manufacturing Engineer234,000 DZD
Marine Engineer199,000 DZD
Materials Engineer189,000 DZD
Materials Researcher224,000 DZD
Materials Technician201,000 DZD
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer231,000 DZD
Mechanical Design Engineer219,000 DZD
Mechanical Designer192,000 DZD
Mechanical Engineer212,000 DZD
Mechanical Engineering Manager248,000 DZD
Mechanical Inspector211,000 DZD
Mechatronics Engineer200,000 DZD
Mining Engineer181,000 DZD
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer225,000 DZD
Optical Engineer198,000 DZD
Optical Instrument Assembler178,000 DZD
PCB Assembler143,000 DZD
Photonics Engineer227,000 DZD
Photonics Technician185,000 DZD
Pipeline Engineer206,000 DZD
Piping Designer183,000 DZD
Piping Engineer207,000 DZD
Planning Engineer199,000 DZD
Pressure Vessel Inspector131,000 DZD
Principal Cost Engineer231,000 DZD
Principal Engineer216,000 DZD
Principal Support Engineer190,000 DZD
Process Engineer196,000 DZD
Process Operator182,000 DZD
Product Development Engineer216,000 DZD
Product Development Technician185,000 DZD
Product Engineer195,000 DZD
Product Safety Engineer201,000 DZD
Production Engineer216,000 DZD
Project Engineer209,000 DZD
Proposal Manager241,000 DZD
Purchasing Engineer207,000 DZD
Quality Assurance Engineer196,000 DZD
Rail Engineer197,000 DZD
Robotics Engineer236,000 DZD
Robotics Technician195,000 DZD
Safety Engineer195,000 DZD
Safety Inspector189,000 DZD
Safety Manager217,000 DZD
Safety Officer167,000 DZD
Sales Engineer207,000 DZD
Scheduling Engineer185,000 DZD
Service Engineer229,000 DZD
Solar Engineer211,000 DZD
Staff Engineer201,000 DZD
Static Equipment Engineer190,000 DZD
Stationary Engineer187,000 DZD
Stress Engineer184,000 DZD
Structural Analysis Engineer204,000 DZD
Structural Designer178,000 DZD
Structural Engineer208,000 DZD
Structural Technician172,000 DZD
Supply Chain Specialist225,000 DZD
Surveyor159,000 DZD
Technical Affairs Officer170,000 DZD
Technical Assistant178,000 DZD
Technical Engineer185,000 DZD
Technical Support Engineer178,000 DZD
Tender Engineer192,000 DZD
Test Development Engineer194,000 DZD
Transportation Engineer210,000 DZD
Validation Engineer200,000 DZD
Verification Engineer196,000 DZD
Wastewater Engineer204,000 DZD
Wind Energy Engineer212,000 DZD
Wind Energy Operations Manager246,000 DZD
Work Planner151,000 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 108,000 DZD per month (minimum average salary) to 260,000 DZD per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 204,000 DZD per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 204,000 DZD while the other half are earning more than 204,000 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 141,000 DZD while 75% of them are earning more than 141,000 DZD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 241,000 DZD while 25% are earning more than 241,000 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 1,100,000 Algerian Dinar(s) to 3,310,000 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 earn 13% more than their female counterparts.

189,000 DZD
214,000 DZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Algeria for all Careers

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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate Algeria
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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 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Algeria for the year 2019. 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries monthly Algeria
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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.

Private Sector
201,000 DZD
Public Sector+21%
242,000 DZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Engineering Salary Forecast and Trend in Algeria

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Algeria Engineering
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Average Salary 2016
176,000 DZD
Average Salary 2017+4%
182,000 DZD
Average Salary 2018+3%
188,000 DZD
Average Salary 2019+3%
192,000 DZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Engineering salaries in Algeria are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Algeria

1,130 DZD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Algeria is 1,130 DZD. This means that the average person in Algeria earns approximately 1,130 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 11% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Annaba209,000 DZD
Batna201,000 DZD
Biskra190,000 DZD
Blida205,000 DZD
Chlef186,000 DZD
Constantine213,000 DZD
El Djazair220,000 DZD
Oran217,000 DZD
Setif197,000 DZD
Sidi bel Abbes194,000 DZD
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