A person working in Engineering in Croatia typically earns around 12,500 HRK per month. Salaries range from 3,980 HRK (lowest average) to 26,500 HRK (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||12,900 HRK|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||10,100 HRK|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||14,000 HRK|
|Associate Engineer||11,700 HRK|
|Autocad Operator||8,240 HRK|
|Automation Engineer||14,500 HRK|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||12,500 HRK|
|Biochemical Engineer||12,400 HRK|
|BMS Engineer||11,600 HRK|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||7,340 HRK|
|Broadcast Engineer||13,100 HRK|
|CAD Design Engineer||13,300 HRK|
|CAD Designer||8,500 HRK|
|CAE Engineer||12,200 HRK|
|Ceramics Engineer||12,100 HRK|
|Civil Engineer||13,100 HRK|
|Commissioning Engineer||12,300 HRK|
|Communications Engineer||13,800 HRK|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||10,800 HRK|
|Contract Associate Engineer||12,600 HRK|
|Control Systems Engineer||13,000 HRK|
|Controls Engineer||12,600 HRK|
|Controls Software Engineer||11,100 HRK|
|Corrosion Engineer||12,000 HRK|
|Design Engineer||13,700 HRK|
|Drafting Manager||14,700 HRK|
|Drilling Engineer||12,400 HRK|
|Electrical Draughtsman||6,670 HRK|
|Electrical Engineer||14,800 HRK|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||18,500 HRK|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||13,800 HRK|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||7,120 HRK|
|Energy Engineer||14,300 HRK|
|Engine Assembler||6,100 HRK|
|Engineering Account Manager||14,200 HRK|
|Engineering Chief Designer||14,800 HRK|
|Engineering Consultant||16,800 HRK|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||18,500 HRK|
|Engineering Lab Technician||11,800 HRK|
|Engineering Planning Manager||17,500 HRK|
|Engineering Production Manager||23,300 HRK|
|Engineering Project Analyst||15,500 HRK|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||15,600 HRK|
|Engineering Project Director||25,200 HRK|
|Engineering Project Manager||18,700 HRK|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||21,900 HRK|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||10,500 HRK|
|Engineering Sales Manager||17,800 HRK|
|Engineering Technician||10,300 HRK|
|Engineering Technologist||10,100 HRK|
|Environmental Engineer||12,700 HRK|
|Equipment Engineer||11,300 HRK|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||17,300 HRK|
|Fabrication Specialist||9,680 HRK|
|Facade Engineer||12,700 HRK|
|Fiber Analyst||7,450 HRK|
|Field Engineer||13,000 HRK|
|Field Engineering Manager||22,300 HRK|
|Fire Engineer||12,600 HRK|
|Fitter and Turner||4,240 HRK|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||15,000 HRK|
|Generation Engineer||13,600 HRK|
|Genetic Engineer||14,900 HRK|
|Geological Engineer||13,300 HRK|
|Geotechnical Engineer||13,400 HRK|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||6,760 HRK|
|Highway Engineer||13,300 HRK|
|HSE Professional||11,800 HRK|
|HVAC Engineer||13,500 HRK|
|HVAC Supervisor||12,000 HRK|
|Industrial Engineer||12,900 HRK|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||13,000 HRK|
|Instrument Engineer||12,200 HRK|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||12,900 HRK|
|Instrumentation Engineer||13,300 HRK|
|Instrumentation Manager||13,000 HRK|
|Irrigation Engineer||12,400 HRK|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||14,500 HRK|
|Locomotive Engineer||12,300 HRK|
|Maintenance Engineer||12,700 HRK|
|Maintenance Fitter||4,670 HRK|
|Maintenance Manager||12,900 HRK|
|Manufacturing Engineer||12,400 HRK|
|Marine Engineer||13,700 HRK|
|Materials Engineer||12,800 HRK|
|Materials Researcher||12,100 HRK|
|Materials Technician||9,080 HRK|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||13,500 HRK|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||14,400 HRK|
|Mechanical Designer||11,200 HRK|
|Mechanical Engineer||13,200 HRK|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||18,400 HRK|
|Mechanical Inspector||11,900 HRK|
|Mechatronics Engineer||13,900 HRK|
|Mining Engineer||13,000 HRK|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||14,400 HRK|
|Optical Engineer||12,900 HRK|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||6,440 HRK|
|PCB Assembler||4,820 HRK|
|Photonics Engineer||15,000 HRK|
|Photonics Technician||11,700 HRK|
|Pipeline Engineer||11,700 HRK|
|Piping Designer||7,310 HRK|
|Piping Engineer||11,800 HRK|
|Planning Engineer||13,200 HRK|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||6,230 HRK|
|Principal Cost Engineer||12,800 HRK|
|Principal Engineer||12,500 HRK|
|Principal Support Engineer||13,300 HRK|
|Process Engineer||12,500 HRK|
|Process Operator||7,930 HRK|
|Product Development Engineer||13,900 HRK|
|Product Development Technician||9,160 HRK|
|Product Engineer||13,200 HRK|
|Product Safety Engineer||12,900 HRK|
|Production Engineer||13,000 HRK|
|Project Engineer||14,200 HRK|
|Proposal Manager||17,600 HRK|
|Purchasing Engineer||12,100 HRK|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||12,700 HRK|
|Rail Engineer||13,600 HRK|
|Robotics Engineer||15,200 HRK|
|Robotics Technician||10,500 HRK|
|Safety Engineer||12,900 HRK|
|Safety Inspector||9,840 HRK|
|Safety Manager||15,500 HRK|
|Safety Officer||6,480 HRK|
|Sales Engineer||13,700 HRK|
|Scheduling Engineer||12,300 HRK|
|Service Engineer||13,200 HRK|
|Solar Engineer||13,400 HRK|
|Staff Engineer||12,400 HRK|
|Static Equipment Engineer||12,400 HRK|
|Stationary Engineer||12,100 HRK|
|Stress Engineer||12,300 HRK|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||12,400 HRK|
|Structural Designer||11,100 HRK|
|Structural Engineer||13,100 HRK|
|Structural Technician||8,180 HRK|
|Supply Chain Specialist||12,600 HRK|
|Technical Affairs Officer||6,360 HRK|
|Technical Assistant||6,770 HRK|
|Technical Engineer||10,700 HRK|
|Technical Support Engineer||10,800 HRK|
|Tender Engineer||11,900 HRK|
|Test Development Engineer||12,300 HRK|
|Transportation Engineer||12,900 HRK|
|Validation Engineer||11,700 HRK|
|Verification Engineer||12,500 HRK|
|Wastewater Engineer||12,700 HRK|
|Wind Energy Engineer||12,800 HRK|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||17,700 HRK|
|Work Planner||9,280 HRK|
Engineering salaries in Croatia range from 3,980 HRK per month (minimum average salary) to 26,500 HRK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 13,500 HRK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 13,500 HRK while the other half are earning more than 13,500 HRK. 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 7,880 HRK while 75% of them are earning more than 7,880 HRK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 21,600 HRK while 25% are earning more than 21,600 HRK.
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 Croatia costs anywhere from 74,200 Croatian Kuna(s) to 223,000 Croatian Kuna(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 Croatia who work in Engineering earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Croatia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 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 Croatia 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.
44% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Croatia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.