A person working in Engineering in Croatia typically earns around 23,900 HRK per month. Salaries range from 13,200 HRK (lowest average) to 31,700 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||24,900 HRK|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||21,300 HRK|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||24,800 HRK|
|Associate Engineer||23,100 HRK|
|Autocad Operator||19,300 HRK|
|Automation Engineer||28,500 HRK|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||22,700 HRK|
|Biochemical Engineer||27,000 HRK|
|BMS Engineer||23,900 HRK|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||24,000 HRK|
|Broadcast Engineer||27,300 HRK|
|CAD Design Engineer||22,800 HRK|
|CAD Designer||19,900 HRK|
|CAE Engineer||22,100 HRK|
|Ceramics Engineer||23,800 HRK|
|Civil Engineer||23,100 HRK|
|Commissioning Engineer||23,000 HRK|
|Communications Engineer||24,500 HRK|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||20,300 HRK|
|Contract Associate Engineer||25,600 HRK|
|Control Systems Engineer||25,100 HRK|
|Controls Engineer||24,300 HRK|
|Controls Software Engineer||23,300 HRK|
|Corrosion Engineer||23,000 HRK|
|Design Engineer||26,400 HRK|
|Drafting Manager||26,200 HRK|
|Drilling Engineer||22,600 HRK|
|Electrical Draughtsman||15,300 HRK|
|Electrical Engineer||26,600 HRK|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||29,600 HRK|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||26,100 HRK|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||23,700 HRK|
|Energy Engineer||28,300 HRK|
|Engine Assembler||17,900 HRK|
|Engineering Account Manager||22,100 HRK|
|Engineering Chief Designer||24,800 HRK|
|Engineering Consultant||26,400 HRK|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||27,300 HRK|
|Engineering Lab Technician||20,500 HRK|
|Engineering Planning Manager||28,500 HRK|
|Engineering Production Manager||30,200 HRK|
|Engineering Project Analyst||27,200 HRK|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||24,200 HRK|
|Engineering Project Director||28,600 HRK|
|Engineering Project Manager||30,300 HRK|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||30,300 HRK|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||21,900 HRK|
|Engineering Sales Manager||29,600 HRK|
|Engineering Technician||22,200 HRK|
|Engineering Technologist||21,700 HRK|
|Environmental Engineer||25,000 HRK|
|Equipment Engineer||21,900 HRK|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||28,100 HRK|
|Fabrication Specialist||21,400 HRK|
|Facade Engineer||26,100 HRK|
|Fiber Analyst||19,700 HRK|
|Field Engineer||22,100 HRK|
|Field Engineering Manager||30,700 HRK|
|Fire Engineer||24,300 HRK|
|Fitter and Turner||13,300 HRK|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||26,900 HRK|
|Generation Engineer||28,900 HRK|
|Genetic Engineer||30,900 HRK|
|Geological Engineer||27,500 HRK|
|Geotechnical Engineer||26,100 HRK|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||18,600 HRK|
|Highway Engineer||22,500 HRK|
|HSE Professional||20,800 HRK|
|HVAC Engineer||24,100 HRK|
|HVAC Supervisor||24,000 HRK|
|Industrial Engineer||23,700 HRK|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||24,000 HRK|
|Instrument Engineer||25,300 HRK|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||25,700 HRK|
|Instrumentation Engineer||26,500 HRK|
|Instrumentation Manager||29,900 HRK|
|Irrigation Engineer||22,700 HRK|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||25,600 HRK|
|Locomotive Engineer||22,900 HRK|
|Maintenance Engineer||23,600 HRK|
|Maintenance Fitter||16,000 HRK|
|Maintenance Manager||28,100 HRK|
|Manufacturing Engineer||25,800 HRK|
|Marine Engineer||23,100 HRK|
|Materials Engineer||23,000 HRK|
|Materials Researcher||25,900 HRK|
|Materials Technician||22,100 HRK|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||25,400 HRK|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||26,700 HRK|
|Mechanical Designer||22,200 HRK|
|Mechanical Engineer||24,500 HRK|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||30,200 HRK|
|Mechanical Inspector||23,200 HRK|
|Mechatronics Engineer||23,200 HRK|
|Mining Engineer||22,000 HRK|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||27,400 HRK|
|Optical Engineer||22,900 HRK|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||19,600 HRK|
|PCB Assembler||17,500 HRK|
|Photonics Engineer||27,600 HRK|
|Photonics Technician||21,400 HRK|
|Pipeline Engineer||22,700 HRK|
|Piping Designer||21,200 HRK|
|Piping Engineer||22,900 HRK|
|Planning Engineer||23,100 HRK|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||16,000 HRK|
|Principal Cost Engineer||25,500 HRK|
|Principal Engineer||25,000 HRK|
|Principal Support Engineer||23,100 HRK|
|Process Engineer||22,700 HRK|
|Process Operator||21,000 HRK|
|Product Development Engineer||26,300 HRK|
|Product Development Technician||20,400 HRK|
|Product Engineer||22,500 HRK|
|Product Safety Engineer||24,400 HRK|
|Production Engineer||25,100 HRK|
|Project Engineer||25,500 HRK|
|Proposal Manager||29,300 HRK|
|Purchasing Engineer||23,900 HRK|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||22,700 HRK|
|Rail Engineer||24,000 HRK|
|Robotics Engineer||28,800 HRK|
|Robotics Technician||22,600 HRK|
|Safety Engineer||22,600 HRK|
|Safety Inspector||20,800 HRK|
|Safety Manager||26,400 HRK|
|Safety Officer||19,400 HRK|
|Sales Engineer||22,900 HRK|
|Scheduling Engineer||21,400 HRK|
|Service Engineer||25,200 HRK|
|Solar Engineer||24,400 HRK|
|Staff Engineer||22,100 HRK|
|Static Equipment Engineer||22,000 HRK|
|Stationary Engineer||22,800 HRK|
|Stress Engineer||22,400 HRK|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||23,600 HRK|
|Structural Designer||20,700 HRK|
|Structural Engineer||25,300 HRK|
|Structural Technician||20,000 HRK|
|Supply Chain Specialist||26,100 HRK|
|Technical Affairs Officer||18,700 HRK|
|Technical Assistant||20,600 HRK|
|Technical Engineer||20,400 HRK|
|Technical Support Engineer||20,700 HRK|
|Tender Engineer||22,200 HRK|
|Test Development Engineer||22,500 HRK|
|Transportation Engineer||25,500 HRK|
|Validation Engineer||23,200 HRK|
|Verification Engineer||22,700 HRK|
|Wastewater Engineer||22,500 HRK|
|Wind Energy Engineer||24,600 HRK|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||30,000 HRK|
|Work Planner||18,400 HRK|
Engineering salaries in Croatia range from 13,200 HRK per month (minimum average salary) to 31,700 HRK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 25,800 HRK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 25,800 HRK while the other half are earning more than 25,800 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 17,600 HRK while 75% of them are earning more than 17,600 HRK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 31,100 HRK while 25% are earning more than 31,100 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 134,000 Croatian Kuna(s) to 403,000 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 earn 10% more than their female counterparts.
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 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.
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.
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.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+4%|
|Average Salary 2019||+4%|
Engineering salaries in Croatia are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 4% 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.
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 11% less than that of All Jobs.