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Factory and Manufacturing Average Salaries in Croatia 2021

How much money does a person working in Factory and Manufacturing make in Croatia?

Average Monthly Salary
10,100 HRK
( 122,000 HRK yearly)


A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Croatia typically earns around 10,100 HRK per month. Salaries range from 3,750 HRK (lowest average) to 25,400 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 Factory and Manufacturing 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
Assembly Foreman4,140 HRK
Assembly Line Worker4,090 HRK
Assembly Supervisor5,980 HRK
Assistance Maintenance Manager14,800 HRK
Assistant Shipping Manager13,500 HRK
Chemical Equipment Controller9,490 HRK
Chemical Technican Apprentice8,030 HRK
CNC Machinist8,810 HRK
CNC Operator8,870 HRK
CNC Programmer10,100 HRK
Colour Technologist4,840 HRK
Contracts Manager17,200 HRK
Data Collection Coordinator6,630 HRK
Demand Planner6,040 HRK
Derrick Operator4,250 HRK
Director of Manufacturing25,700 HRK
Dock Worker3,780 HRK
Drying Technician3,780 HRK
Equipment Operator3,900 HRK
Export Sales Coordinator12,900 HRK
Factory Superintendent6,420 HRK
Factory Worker4,240 HRK
Failure Analysis Technician6,490 HRK
Fiberglass Laminator4,200 HRK
Food Technologist7,570 HRK
Forklift Driver4,350 HRK
Forming Machine Operator4,190 HRK
Furnace Operator4,040 HRK
Gas Appliance Repairer3,990 HRK
General Warehouse Associate6,610 HRK
Heavy Equipment Operator5,520 HRK
HSE Manager17,400 HRK
Industrial Engineer13,700 HRK
Industrial Machinery Mechanic8,310 HRK
Industrial Production Manager24,900 HRK
Industrial Safety and Health Engineer13,000 HRK
Intake Operator5,230 HRK
Key Account Manager20,200 HRK
Lift Truck Operator4,380 HRK
Loading Supervisor7,430 HRK
Logistic Coordinator10,800 HRK
Logistics Clerk4,990 HRK
Machine Operator3,890 HRK
Machinist4,180 HRK
Maintenance Manager15,900 HRK
Maintenance Store Clerk4,310 HRK
Manufacturing Engineer12,700 HRK
Manufacturing Engineering Manager18,800 HRK
Manufacturing Engineering Technologist14,500 HRK
Manufacturing Manager23,400 HRK
Manufacturing Operative6,970 HRK
Manufacturing Production Technician5,430 HRK
Manufacturing Supervisor11,600 HRK
Manufacturing Technician4,870 HRK
Materials Supervisor11,500 HRK
Mechanical Fitter Engineer13,700 HRK
Mechanical Foreman3,960 HRK
Merchandise Planner7,120 HRK
Metrology Engineer12,000 HRK
Operations Engineer12,000 HRK
Operations Manager20,000 HRK
Order Management Coordinator11,100 HRK
Order Processing Manager16,800 HRK
Order Selector4,850 HRK
Package Handler3,830 HRK
Packaging Manager13,300 HRK
Packer4,260 HRK
Packing Deputy Supervisor11,100 HRK
Planning Manager19,200 HRK
Plant Manager22,500 HRK
Precision Instrument Repairer6,300 HRK
Process Technician5,040 HRK
Product Manager20,900 HRK
Production Analyst18,800 HRK
Production Director26,500 HRK
Production Engineer14,100 HRK
Production Engineering Supervisor19,700 HRK
Production Inspector14,400 HRK
Production Laborer3,590 HRK
Production Manager25,400 HRK
Production Scheduler10,400 HRK
Production Supervisor13,600 HRK
Quality Control Analyst17,200 HRK
Quality Control Inspector14,000 HRK
Quality Control Manager18,300 HRK
Service Technician5,090 HRK
SHEQ Officer6,270 HRK
Shipping Manager20,600 HRK
Small Engine Mechanic7,040 HRK
Spray Painter3,980 HRK
Sterile Processing Technician4,790 HRK
Structural Welder3,730 HRK
Supply Chain Operative12,000 HRK
Technical Operator5,520 HRK
Technology Development Manager23,100 HRK
Testing Technician9,120 HRK
Toolmaker6,710 HRK
Warehouse Operative4,720 HRK
Warehouse Worker4,510 HRK
Warranty Handler7,410 HRK
Welder4,180 HRK
Workshop Manager14,800 HRK

Factory and Manufacturing Jobs Salary Distribution in Croatia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Factory and Manufacturing salaries in Croatia range from 3,750 HRK per month (minimum average salary) to 25,400 HRK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,900 HRK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 10,900 HRK while the other half are earning more than 10,900 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 Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 6,620 HRK while 75% of them are earning more than 6,620 HRK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 19,600 HRK while 25% are earning more than 19,600 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.

Factory and Manufacturing Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Croatia Factory and Manufacturing
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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 Factory and Manufacturing earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

10,500 HRK
9,760 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Croatia for all Careers

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Factory and Manufacturing Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Croatia

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

Factory and Manufacturing

Factory and Manufacturing professionals in Croatia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Croatia Factory and Manufacturing
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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 2020

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Croatia for the year 2020. 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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Factory and Manufacturing Bonus and Incentive Rates in Croatia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Croatia Factory and Manufacturing
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Factory and Manufacturing is considered to be a low 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.

69% of surveyed staff in Factory and Manufacturing reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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.

Factory and Manufacturing Hourly Average Wage in Croatia

58 HRK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Croatia is 58 HRK. This means that the average person in Croatia earns approximately 58 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.

Factory and Manufacturing VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Factory and Manufacturing is 32% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Zadar10,600 HRK
Zagreb11,300 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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