A person working in Factory and Manufacturing in Croatia typically earns around 10,500 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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Assembly Foreman||4,140 HRK|
|Assembly Line Worker||4,090 HRK|
|Assembly Supervisor||5,980 HRK|
|Assistance Maintenance Manager||14,800 HRK|
|Assistant Shipping Manager||13,500 HRK|
|Chemical Equipment Controller||9,490 HRK|
|Chemical Technican Apprentice||8,030 HRK|
|CNC Machinist||8,810 HRK|
|CNC Operator||8,870 HRK|
|CNC Programmer||10,100 HRK|
|Colour Technologist||4,840 HRK|
|Contracts Manager||17,200 HRK|
|Data Collection Coordinator||6,630 HRK|
|Demand Planner||6,040 HRK|
|Derrick Operator||4,250 HRK|
|Director of Manufacturing||25,700 HRK|
|Dock Worker||3,780 HRK|
|Drying Technician||3,780 HRK|
|Equipment Operator||3,900 HRK|
|Export Sales Coordinator||12,900 HRK|
|Factory Superintendent||6,420 HRK|
|Factory Worker||4,240 HRK|
|Failure Analysis Technician||6,490 HRK|
|Fiberglass Laminator||4,200 HRK|
|Food Technologist||7,570 HRK|
|Forklift Driver||4,350 HRK|
|Forming Machine Operator||4,190 HRK|
|Furnace Operator||4,040 HRK|
|Gas Appliance Repairer||3,990 HRK|
|General Warehouse Associate||6,610 HRK|
|Heavy Equipment Operator||5,520 HRK|
|HSE Manager||17,400 HRK|
|Industrial Engineer||13,700 HRK|
|Industrial Machinery Mechanic||8,310 HRK|
|Industrial Production Manager||24,900 HRK|
|Industrial Safety and Health Engineer||13,000 HRK|
|Intake Operator||5,230 HRK|
|Key Account Manager||20,200 HRK|
|Lift Truck Operator||4,380 HRK|
|Loading Supervisor||7,430 HRK|
|Logistic Coordinator||10,800 HRK|
|Logistics Clerk||4,990 HRK|
|Machine Operator||3,890 HRK|
|Maintenance Manager||15,900 HRK|
|Maintenance Store Clerk||4,310 HRK|
|Manufacturing Engineer||12,700 HRK|
|Manufacturing Engineering Manager||18,800 HRK|
|Manufacturing Engineering Technologist||14,500 HRK|
|Manufacturing Manager||23,400 HRK|
|Manufacturing Operative||6,970 HRK|
|Manufacturing Production Technician||5,430 HRK|
|Manufacturing Supervisor||11,600 HRK|
|Manufacturing Technician||4,870 HRK|
|Materials Supervisor||11,500 HRK|
|Mechanical Fitter Engineer||13,700 HRK|
|Mechanical Foreman||3,960 HRK|
|Merchandise Planner||7,120 HRK|
|Metrology Engineer||12,000 HRK|
|Operations Engineer||12,000 HRK|
|Operations Manager||20,000 HRK|
|Order Management Coordinator||11,100 HRK|
|Order Processing Manager||16,800 HRK|
|Order Selector||4,850 HRK|
|Package Handler||3,830 HRK|
|Packaging Manager||13,300 HRK|
|Packing Deputy Supervisor||11,100 HRK|
|Planning Manager||19,200 HRK|
|Plant Manager||22,500 HRK|
|Precision Instrument Repairer||6,300 HRK|
|Process Technician||5,040 HRK|
|Product Manager||20,900 HRK|
|Production Analyst||18,800 HRK|
|Production Director||26,500 HRK|
|Production Engineer||14,100 HRK|
|Production Engineering Supervisor||19,700 HRK|
|Production Inspector||14,400 HRK|
|Production Laborer||3,590 HRK|
|Production Manager||25,400 HRK|
|Production Scheduler||10,400 HRK|
|Production Supervisor||13,600 HRK|
|Quality Control Analyst||17,200 HRK|
|Quality Control Inspector||14,000 HRK|
|Quality Control Manager||18,300 HRK|
|Service Technician||5,090 HRK|
|SHEQ Officer||6,270 HRK|
|Shipping Manager||20,600 HRK|
|Small Engine Mechanic||7,040 HRK|
|Spray Painter||3,980 HRK|
|Sterile Processing Technician||4,790 HRK|
|Structural Welder||3,730 HRK|
|Supply Chain Operative||12,000 HRK|
|Technical Operator||5,520 HRK|
|Technology Development Manager||23,100 HRK|
|Testing Technician||9,120 HRK|
|Warehouse Operative||4,720 HRK|
|Warehouse Worker||4,510 HRK|
|Warranty Handler||7,410 HRK|
|Workshop Manager||14,800 HRK|
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).
The median salary is 11,300 HRK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 11,300 HRK while the other half are earning more than 11,300 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 Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 6,780 HRK while 75% of them are earning more than 6,780 HRK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Factory and Manufacturing are earning less than 19,800 HRK while 25% are earning more than 19,800 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 Factory and Manufacturing earn 10% more than their female counterparts on average.
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.
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.
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.
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 on average across all sectors.
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 Factory and Manufacturing is 29% less than that of All Jobs.