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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||156,000 DZD|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||123,000 DZD|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||179,000 DZD|
|Associate Engineer||142,000 DZD|
|Autocad Operator||99,700 DZD|
|Automation Engineer||175,000 DZD|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||159,000 DZD|
|Biochemical Engineer||150,000 DZD|
|BMS Engineer||155,000 DZD|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||93,400 DZD|
|Broadcast Engineer||167,000 DZD|
|CAD Design Engineer||169,000 DZD|
|CAD Designer||103,000 DZD|
|CAE Engineer||164,000 DZD|
|Ceramics Engineer||147,000 DZD|
|Civil Engineer||166,000 DZD|
|Commissioning Engineer||165,000 DZD|
|Communications Engineer||185,000 DZD|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||138,000 DZD|
|Contract Associate Engineer||153,000 DZD|
|Control Systems Engineer||165,000 DZD|
|Controls Engineer||160,000 DZD|
|Controls Software Engineer||149,000 DZD|
|Corrosion Engineer||145,000 DZD|
|Design Engineer||166,000 DZD|
|Drafting Manager||197,000 DZD|
|Drilling Engineer||158,000 DZD|
|Electrical Draughtsman||84,800 DZD|
|Electrical Engineer||179,000 DZD|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||236,000 DZD|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||176,000 DZD|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||86,300 DZD|
|Energy Engineer||173,000 DZD|
|Engine Assembler||77,600 DZD|
|Engineering Account Manager||181,000 DZD|
|Engineering Chief Designer||189,000 DZD|
|Engineering Consultant||214,000 DZD|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||247,000 DZD|
|Engineering Lab Technician||150,000 DZD|
|Engineering Planning Manager||222,000 DZD|
|Engineering Production Manager||282,000 DZD|
|Engineering Project Analyst||187,000 DZD|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||189,000 DZD|
|Engineering Project Director||321,000 DZD|
|Engineering Project Manager||238,000 DZD|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||278,000 DZD|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||134,000 DZD|
|Engineering Sales Manager||215,000 DZD|
|Engineering Technician||132,000 DZD|
|Engineering Technologist||129,000 DZD|
|Environmental Engineer||162,000 DZD|
|Equipment Engineer||152,000 DZD|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||220,000 DZD|
|Fabrication Specialist||117,000 DZD|
|Facade Engineer||154,000 DZD|
|Fiber Analyst||99,600 DZD|
|Field Engineer||174,000 DZD|
|Field Engineering Manager||284,000 DZD|
|Fire Engineer||168,000 DZD|
|Fitter and Turner||53,900 DZD|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||190,000 DZD|
|Generation Engineer||174,000 DZD|
|Genetic Engineer||181,000 DZD|
|Geological Engineer||170,000 DZD|
|Geotechnical Engineer||180,000 DZD|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||90,500 DZD|
|Highway Engineer||169,000 DZD|
|HSE Professional||157,000 DZD|
|HVAC Engineer||181,000 DZD|
|HVAC Supervisor||145,000 DZD|
|Industrial Engineer||164,000 DZD|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||158,000 DZD|
|Instrument Engineer||156,000 DZD|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||156,000 DZD|
|Instrumentation Engineer||169,000 DZD|
|Instrumentation Manager||157,000 DZD|
|Irrigation Engineer||166,000 DZD|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||185,000 DZD|
|Locomotive Engineer||164,000 DZD|
|Maintenance Engineer||161,000 DZD|
|Maintenance Fitter||59,400 DZD|
|Maintenance Manager||164,000 DZD|
|Manufacturing Engineer||166,000 DZD|
|Marine Engineer||174,000 DZD|
|Materials Engineer||154,000 DZD|
|Materials Researcher||154,000 DZD|
|Materials Technician||122,000 DZD|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||180,000 DZD|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||175,000 DZD|
|Mechanical Designer||142,000 DZD|
|Mechanical Engineer||168,000 DZD|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||223,000 DZD|
|Mechanical Inspector||160,000 DZD|
|Mechatronics Engineer||177,000 DZD|
|Mining Engineer||157,000 DZD|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||174,000 DZD|
|Optical Engineer||165,000 DZD|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||86,200 DZD|
|PCB Assembler||58,400 DZD|
|Photonics Engineer||182,000 DZD|
|Photonics Technician||149,000 DZD|
|Pipeline Engineer||156,000 DZD|
|Piping Designer||93,000 DZD|
|Piping Engineer||158,000 DZD|
|Planning Engineer||168,000 DZD|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||75,400 DZD|
|Principal Cost Engineer||171,000 DZD|
|Principal Engineer||160,000 DZD|
|Principal Support Engineer||160,000 DZD|
|Process Engineer||159,000 DZD|
|Process Operator||101,000 DZD|
|Product Development Engineer||168,000 DZD|
|Product Development Technician||123,000 DZD|
|Product Engineer||168,000 DZD|
|Product Safety Engineer||156,000 DZD|
|Production Engineer||166,000 DZD|
|Project Engineer||172,000 DZD|
|Proposal Manager||214,000 DZD|
|Purchasing Engineer||154,000 DZD|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||162,000 DZD|
|Rail Engineer||165,000 DZD|
|Robotics Engineer||183,000 DZD|
|Robotics Technician||133,000 DZD|
|Safety Engineer||164,000 DZD|
|Safety Inspector||132,000 DZD|
|Safety Manager||187,000 DZD|
|Safety Officer||82,500 DZD|
|Sales Engineer||184,000 DZD|
|Scheduling Engineer||156,000 DZD|
|Service Engineer||177,000 DZD|
|Solar Engineer||170,000 DZD|
|Staff Engineer||165,000 DZD|
|Static Equipment Engineer||158,000 DZD|
|Stationary Engineer||147,000 DZD|
|Stress Engineer||149,000 DZD|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||158,000 DZD|
|Structural Designer||141,000 DZD|
|Structural Engineer||158,000 DZD|
|Structural Technician||104,000 DZD|
|Supply Chain Specialist||161,000 DZD|
|Technical Affairs Officer||85,200 DZD|
|Technical Assistant||86,200 DZD|
|Technical Engineer||143,000 DZD|
|Technical Support Engineer||138,000 DZD|
|Tender Engineer||152,000 DZD|
|Test Development Engineer||156,000 DZD|
|Transportation Engineer||156,000 DZD|
|Validation Engineer||149,000 DZD|
|Verification Engineer||159,000 DZD|
|Wastewater Engineer||169,000 DZD|
|Wind Energy Engineer||163,000 DZD|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||214,000 DZD|
|Work Planner||112,000 DZD|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
|El Djazair||170,000 DZD|
|Sidi bel Abbes||150,000 DZD|
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.