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Engineering Average Salaries in Croatia 2022

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

Average Monthly Salary
12,500 HRK
( 150,000 HRK yearly)


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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer12,900 HRK
Assembly Engineering Technician10,100 HRK
Assistant Chief Engineer14,000 HRK
Associate Engineer11,700 HRK
Autocad Operator8,240 HRK
Automation Engineer14,500 HRK
Avionic System Support Engineer12,500 HRK
Biochemical Engineer12,400 HRK
BMS Engineer11,600 HRK
Bridge and Lock Tender7,340 HRK
Broadcast Engineer13,100 HRK
CAD Design Engineer13,300 HRK
CAD Designer8,500 HRK
CAE Engineer12,200 HRK
Ceramics Engineer12,100 HRK
Civil Engineer13,100 HRK
Commissioning Engineer12,300 HRK
Communications Engineer13,800 HRK
Condition Monitoring Engineer10,800 HRK
Contract Associate Engineer12,600 HRK
Control Systems Engineer13,000 HRK
Controls Engineer12,600 HRK
Controls Software Engineer11,100 HRK
Corrosion Engineer12,000 HRK
Design Engineer13,700 HRK
Drafter8,380 HRK
Drafting Manager14,700 HRK
Drilling Engineer12,400 HRK
Electrical Draughtsman6,670 HRK
Electrical Engineer14,800 HRK
Electrical Engineering Manager18,500 HRK
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist13,800 HRK
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler7,120 HRK
Energy Engineer14,300 HRK
Engine Assembler6,100 HRK
Engineer14,400 HRK
Engineering Account Manager14,200 HRK
Engineering Chief Designer14,800 HRK
Engineering Consultant16,800 HRK
Engineering Key Account Manager18,500 HRK
Engineering Lab Technician11,800 HRK
Engineering Planning Manager17,500 HRK
Engineering Production Manager23,300 HRK
Engineering Project Analyst15,500 HRK
Engineering Project Coordinator 15,600 HRK
Engineering Project Director25,200 HRK
Engineering Project Manager18,700 HRK
Engineering Research and Development Manager21,900 HRK
Engineering Safety Coordinator10,500 HRK
Engineering Sales Manager17,800 HRK
Engineering Technician10,300 HRK
Engineering Technologist10,100 HRK
Environmental Engineer12,700 HRK
Equipment Engineer11,300 HRK
Equipment Engineering Manager17,300 HRK
Estimator11,300 HRK
Fabrication Specialist9,680 HRK
Fabricator5,950 HRK
Facade Engineer12,700 HRK
Fiber Analyst7,450 HRK
Field Engineer13,000 HRK
Field Engineering Manager22,300 HRK
Fire Engineer12,600 HRK
Fitter and Turner4,240 HRK
Forestry Strategic Planner15,000 HRK
Generation Engineer13,600 HRK
Genetic Engineer14,900 HRK
Geological Engineer13,300 HRK
Geotechnical Engineer13,400 HRK
Heavy Equipment Mechanic6,760 HRK
Highway Engineer13,300 HRK
HSE Professional11,800 HRK
HVAC Engineer13,500 HRK
HVAC Supervisor12,000 HRK
Industrial Engineer12,900 HRK
Industrial Engineering Technologist13,000 HRK
Instrument Engineer12,200 HRK
Instrumentation and Control Engineer12,900 HRK
Instrumentation Engineer13,300 HRK
Instrumentation Manager13,000 HRK
Irrigation Engineer12,400 HRK
Licensed Aircraft Engineer14,500 HRK
Locomotive Engineer12,300 HRK
Maintenance Engineer12,700 HRK
Maintenance Fitter4,670 HRK
Maintenance Manager12,900 HRK
Manufacturing Engineer12,400 HRK
Marine Engineer13,700 HRK
Materials Engineer12,800 HRK
Materials Researcher12,100 HRK
Materials Technician9,080 HRK
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer13,500 HRK
Mechanical Design Engineer14,400 HRK
Mechanical Designer11,200 HRK
Mechanical Engineer13,200 HRK
Mechanical Engineering Manager18,400 HRK
Mechanical Inspector11,900 HRK
Mechatronics Engineer13,900 HRK
Mining Engineer13,000 HRK
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer14,400 HRK
Optical Engineer12,900 HRK
Optical Instrument Assembler6,440 HRK
PCB Assembler4,820 HRK
Photonics Engineer15,000 HRK
Photonics Technician11,700 HRK
Pipeline Engineer11,700 HRK
Piping Designer7,310 HRK
Piping Engineer11,800 HRK
Planning Engineer13,200 HRK
Pressure Vessel Inspector6,230 HRK
Principal Cost Engineer12,800 HRK
Principal Engineer12,500 HRK
Principal Support Engineer13,300 HRK
Process Engineer12,500 HRK
Process Operator7,930 HRK
Product Development Engineer13,900 HRK
Product Development Technician9,160 HRK
Product Engineer13,200 HRK
Product Safety Engineer12,900 HRK
Production Engineer13,000 HRK
Project Engineer14,200 HRK
Proposal Manager17,600 HRK
Purchasing Engineer12,100 HRK
Quality Assurance Engineer12,700 HRK
Rail Engineer13,600 HRK
Robotics Engineer15,200 HRK
Robotics Technician10,500 HRK
Safety Engineer12,900 HRK
Safety Inspector9,840 HRK
Safety Manager15,500 HRK
Safety Officer6,480 HRK
Sales Engineer13,700 HRK
Scheduling Engineer12,300 HRK
Service Engineer13,200 HRK
Solar Engineer13,400 HRK
Staff Engineer12,400 HRK
Static Equipment Engineer12,400 HRK
Stationary Engineer12,100 HRK
Stress Engineer12,300 HRK
Structural Analysis Engineer12,400 HRK
Structural Designer11,100 HRK
Structural Engineer13,100 HRK
Structural Technician8,180 HRK
Supply Chain Specialist12,600 HRK
Surveyor9,930 HRK
Technical Affairs Officer6,360 HRK
Technical Assistant6,770 HRK
Technical Engineer10,700 HRK
Technical Support Engineer10,800 HRK
Tender Engineer11,900 HRK
Test Development Engineer12,300 HRK
Transportation Engineer12,900 HRK
Validation Engineer11,700 HRK
Verification Engineer12,500 HRK
Wastewater Engineer12,700 HRK
Wind Energy Engineer12,800 HRK
Wind Energy Operations Manager17,700 HRK
Work Planner9,280 HRK

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Croatia

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

  • Salary Range

    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).

  • Median Salary

    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.

  • 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 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.

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?

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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 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Croatia 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 Croatia who work in Engineering earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

13,000 HRK
12,100 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Croatia for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Croatia

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


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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Croatia 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.

Croatia / 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 Croatia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Croatia

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

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.

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 Croatia

72 HRK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Croatia is 72 HRK. This means that the average person in Croatia earns approximately 72 HRK 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 Croatia
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Zadar13,100 HRK
Zagreb13,900 HRK

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 Croatia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
14,200 HRK
Public Sector+10%
15,500 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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