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Electrical Engineer Average Salary in Croatia 2020

How much money does an Electrical Engineer make in Croatia?

Average Monthly Salary
26,600 HRK
( 319,000 HRK yearly)


A person working as an Electrical Engineer in Croatia typically earns around 26,600 HRK per month. Salaries range from 12,200 HRK (lowest) to 42,300 HRK (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Electrical Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Electrical Engineer Salary Distribution in Croatia

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

  • Salary Range

    Electrical Engineer salaries in Croatia range from 12,200 HRK per month (minimum salary) to 42,300 HRK per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 28,700 HRK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 28,700 HRK while the other half are earning more than 28,700 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 Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 18,400 HRK while 75% of them are earning more than 18,400 HRK. Also from the diagram, 75% of Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 38,300 HRK while 25% are earning more than 38,300 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

Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Croatia Electrical Engineer
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Electrical Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Electrical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 13,900 HRK per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 18,500 HRK per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 27,400 HRK per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

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.

Additionally, Electrical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 33,400 HRK per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 36,400 HRK per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 39,400 HRK per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Electrical Engineer average salary change by experience in Croatia

0 - 2 Years
13,900 HRK
2 - 5 Years+34%
18,500 HRK
5 - 10 Years+48%
27,400 HRK
10 - 15 Years+22%
33,400 HRK
15 - 20 Years+9%
36,400 HRK
20+ Years+8%
39,400 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Electrical Engineer(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Electrical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Electrical Engineer is 16,100 HRK per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 31,200 HRK per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Electrical Engineer average salary difference by education level in Croatia

Bachelor's Degree
16,100 HRK
Master's Degree+93%
31,200 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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 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 the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Electrical Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Croatia Electrical Engineer
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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 Electrical Engineer employees in Croatia earn 10% more than their female counterparts.

25,300 HRK
27,900 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Croatia for all Careers

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Electrical Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Croatia

How much are annual salary increments in Croatia for Electrical Engineer(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer(s) in Croatia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

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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

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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 2019

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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.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Electrical Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Croatia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Croatia Electrical Engineer
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An Electrical Engineer is considered to be a moderate bonus-based job 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.

42% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 58% 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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Electrical Engineer employees in Croatia earn 10% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
25,600 HRK
Public Sector+10%
28,100 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Electrical Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Croatia

How are Electrical Engineer salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
23,000 HRK
Average Salary 2017+4%
23,800 HRK
Average Salary 2018+4%
24,700 HRK
Average Salary 2019+4%
25,600 HRK
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Electrical Engineer salaries in Croatia are on the rise 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.

Electrical Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Croatia

150 HRK per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Croatia is 150 HRK. This means that the average Electrical Engineer in Croatia earns approximately 150 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.

Electrical Engineer VS Other Jobs

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The average salary for Electrical Engineer is 11% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

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Assistant Chief Engineer24,800 HRK-7%
Associate Engineer23,100 HRK-13%
Autocad Operator19,300 HRK-27%
Automation Engineer27,100 HRK+2%
Avionic System Support Engineer22,700 HRK-15%
Biochemical Engineer27,000 HRK+2%
BMS Engineer23,900 HRK-10%
Bridge and Lock Tender24,000 HRK-10%
Broadcast Engineer27,300 HRK+3%
CAD Design Engineer22,800 HRK-14%
CAD Designer19,900 HRK-25%
CAE Engineer22,100 HRK-17%
Ceramics Engineer23,800 HRK-11%
Civil Engineer23,100 HRK-13%
Commissioning Engineer23,000 HRK-14%
Communications Engineer24,500 HRK-8%
Condition Monitoring Engineer20,300 HRK-24%
Contract Associate Engineer25,600 HRK-4%
Control Systems Engineer25,100 HRK-6%
Controls Engineer24,300 HRK-9%
Controls Software Engineer23,300 HRK-12%
Corrosion Engineer23,000 HRK-14%
Design Engineer26,400 HRK-1%
Drafter18,300 HRK-31%
Drafting Manager26,200 HRK-1%
Drilling Engineer22,600 HRK-15%
Electrical Draughtsman15,300 HRK-42%
Electrical Engineer26,600 HRK+0%
Electrical Engineering Manager29,600 HRK+11%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist26,100 HRK-2%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler23,700 HRK-11%
Energy Engineer28,300 HRK+6%
Engine Assembler17,900 HRK-33%
Engineer24,700 HRK-7%
Engineering Account Manager22,100 HRK-17%
Engineering Chief Designer24,800 HRK-7%
Engineering Consultant26,400 HRK-1%
Engineering Key Account Manager27,300 HRK+3%
Engineering Lab Technician20,500 HRK-23%
Engineering Planning Manager28,500 HRK+7%
Engineering Production Manager30,200 HRK+14%
Engineering Project Analyst27,200 HRK+2%
Engineering Project Coordinator 24,200 HRK-9%
Engineering Project Director28,600 HRK+8%
Engineering Project Manager30,300 HRK+14%
Engineering Research and Development Manager30,300 HRK+14%
Engineering Safety Coordinator21,900 HRK-18%
Engineering Sales Manager29,600 HRK+11%
Engineering Technician22,200 HRK-17%
Engineering Technologist21,700 HRK-18%
Environmental Engineer25,000 HRK-6%
Equipment Engineer21,900 HRK-18%
Equipment Engineering Manager28,100 HRK+6%
Estimator23,600 HRK-11%
Fabrication Specialist21,400 HRK-20%
Fabricator17,800 HRK-33%
Facade Engineer26,100 HRK-2%
Fiber Analyst19,700 HRK-26%
Field Engineer22,100 HRK-17%
Field Engineering Manager30,700 HRK+15%
Fire Engineer24,300 HRK-9%
Fitter and Turner13,300 HRK-50%
Forestry Strategic Planner26,900 HRK+1%
Generation Engineer28,900 HRK+9%
Genetic Engineer30,900 HRK+16%
Geological Engineer27,500 HRK+3%
Geotechnical Engineer26,100 HRK-2%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic18,600 HRK-30%
Highway Engineer22,500 HRK-15%
HSE Professional20,800 HRK-22%
HVAC Engineer24,100 HRK-9%
HVAC Supervisor24,000 HRK-10%
Industrial Engineer23,700 HRK-11%
Industrial Engineering Technologist24,000 HRK-10%
Instrument Engineer25,300 HRK-5%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer25,700 HRK-3%
Instrumentation Engineer26,500 HRK-0%
Instrumentation Manager29,900 HRK+12%
Irrigation Engineer22,700 HRK-15%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer25,600 HRK-4%
Locomotive Engineer22,900 HRK-14%
Maintenance Engineer23,600 HRK-11%
Maintenance Fitter16,000 HRK-40%
Maintenance Manager28,100 HRK+6%
Manufacturing Engineer25,800 HRK-3%
Marine Engineer23,100 HRK-13%
Materials Engineer23,000 HRK-14%
Materials Researcher25,900 HRK-3%
Materials Technician22,100 HRK-17%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer25,400 HRK-4%
Mechanical Design Engineer26,700 HRK+0%
Mechanical Designer22,200 HRK-17%
Mechanical Engineer24,500 HRK-8%
Mechanical Engineering Manager30,200 HRK+14%
Mechanical Inspector23,200 HRK-13%
Mechatronics Engineer23,200 HRK-13%
Mining Engineer22,000 HRK-17%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer27,400 HRK+3%
Optical Engineer22,900 HRK-14%
Optical Instrument Assembler19,600 HRK-26%
PCB Assembler17,500 HRK-34%
Photonics Engineer27,600 HRK+4%
Photonics Technician21,400 HRK-20%
Pipeline Engineer22,700 HRK-15%
Piping Designer21,200 HRK-20%
Piping Engineer22,900 HRK-14%
Planning Engineer23,100 HRK-13%
Pressure Vessel Inspector16,000 HRK-40%
Principal Cost Engineer25,500 HRK-4%
Principal Engineer25,000 HRK-6%
Principal Support Engineer23,100 HRK-13%
Process Engineer22,700 HRK-15%
Process Operator21,000 HRK-21%
Product Development Engineer26,300 HRK-1%
Product Development Technician20,400 HRK-23%
Product Engineer22,500 HRK-15%
Product Safety Engineer24,400 HRK-8%
Production Engineer25,100 HRK-6%
Project Engineer25,500 HRK-4%
Proposal Manager29,300 HRK+10%
Purchasing Engineer23,900 HRK-10%
Quality Assurance Engineer22,700 HRK-15%
Rail Engineer24,000 HRK-10%
Robotics Engineer28,800 HRK+8%
Robotics Technician22,600 HRK-15%
Safety Engineer22,600 HRK-15%
Safety Inspector20,800 HRK-22%
Safety Manager26,400 HRK-1%
Safety Officer19,400 HRK-27%
Sales Engineer22,900 HRK-14%
Scheduling Engineer21,400 HRK-20%
Service Engineer25,200 HRK-5%
Solar Engineer24,400 HRK-8%
Staff Engineer22,100 HRK-17%
Static Equipment Engineer22,000 HRK-17%
Stationary Engineer22,800 HRK-14%
Stress Engineer22,400 HRK-16%
Structural Analysis Engineer23,600 HRK-11%
Structural Designer20,700 HRK-22%
Structural Engineer25,300 HRK-5%
Structural Technician20,000 HRK-25%
Supply Chain Specialist26,100 HRK-2%
Surveyor18,400 HRK-31%
Technical Affairs Officer18,700 HRK-30%
Technical Assistant20,600 HRK-23%
Technical Engineer20,400 HRK-23%
Technical Support Engineer20,700 HRK-22%
Tender Engineer22,200 HRK-17%
Test Development Engineer22,500 HRK-15%
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Validation Engineer23,200 HRK-13%
Verification Engineer22,700 HRK-15%
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