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Engineering Average Salaries in Buenos Aires 2023

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Buenos Aires?

Average Monthly Salary
43,900 ARS
( 527,000 ARS yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Buenos Aires typically earns around 43,900 ARS per month. Salaries range from 13,900 ARS (lowest average) to 92,900 ARS (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 Engineer43,300 ARS
Assembly Engineering Technician33,800 ARS
Assistant Chief Engineer51,800 ARS
Associate Engineer39,000 ARS
Autocad Operator27,500 ARS
Automation Engineer48,800 ARS
Avionic System Support Engineer42,300 ARS
Biochemical Engineer40,400 ARS
BMS Engineer44,300 ARS
Bridge and Lock Tender24,400 ARS
Broadcast Engineer45,600 ARS
CAD Design Engineer47,000 ARS
CAD Designer27,200 ARS
CAE Engineer43,500 ARS
Ceramics Engineer40,500 ARS
Civil Engineer48,400 ARS
Commissioning Engineer42,700 ARS
Communications Engineer48,000 ARS
Condition Monitoring Engineer40,100 ARS
Contract Associate Engineer41,200 ARS
Control Systems Engineer42,900 ARS
Controls Engineer45,600 ARS
Controls Software Engineer40,600 ARS
Corrosion Engineer40,100 ARS
Design Engineer45,900 ARS
Drafter28,500 ARS
Drafting Manager50,000 ARS
Drilling Engineer46,000 ARS
Electrical Draughtsman23,100 ARS
Electrical Engineer49,800 ARS
Electrical Engineering Manager62,200 ARS
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist48,900 ARS
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler22,800 ARS
Energy Engineer49,400 ARS
Engine Assembler19,800 ARS
Engineer48,400 ARS
Engineering Account Manager49,900 ARS
Engineering Chief Designer50,000 ARS
Engineering Consultant60,400 ARS
Engineering Key Account Manager64,500 ARS
Engineering Lab Technician41,400 ARS
Engineering Planning Manager62,900 ARS
Engineering Production Manager83,700 ARS
Engineering Project Analyst54,500 ARS
Engineering Project Coordinator 55,100 ARS
Engineering Project Director90,600 ARS
Engineering Project Manager63,300 ARS
Engineering Research and Development Manager71,000 ARS
Engineering Safety Coordinator35,100 ARS
Engineering Sales Manager60,800 ARS
Engineering Technician35,100 ARS
Engineering Technologist35,800 ARS
Environmental Engineer42,900 ARS
Equipment Engineer42,200 ARS
Equipment Engineering Manager58,300 ARS
Estimator37,300 ARS
Fabrication Specialist31,900 ARS
Fabricator21,600 ARS
Facade Engineer44,500 ARS
Fiber Analyst27,400 ARS
Field Engineer48,500 ARS
Field Engineering Manager75,500 ARS
Fire Engineer47,000 ARS
Fitter and Turner14,300 ARS
Forestry Strategic Planner51,500 ARS
Generation Engineer47,600 ARS
Genetic Engineer47,800 ARS
Geological Engineer46,000 ARS
Geotechnical Engineer50,200 ARS
Heavy Equipment Mechanic24,100 ARS
Highway Engineer45,000 ARS
HSE Professional40,900 ARS
HVAC Engineer50,700 ARS
HVAC Supervisor42,200 ARS
Industrial Engineer43,900 ARS
Industrial Engineering Technologist42,800 ARS
Instrument Engineer45,000 ARS
Instrumentation and Control Engineer46,200 ARS
Instrumentation Engineer44,100 ARS
Instrumentation Manager46,600 ARS
Irrigation Engineer42,300 ARS
Licensed Aircraft Engineer46,900 ARS
Locomotive Engineer42,800 ARS
Maintenance Engineer43,200 ARS
Maintenance Fitter15,400 ARS
Maintenance Manager46,800 ARS
Manufacturing Engineer42,400 ARS
Marine Engineer46,700 ARS
Materials Engineer43,500 ARS
Materials Researcher42,800 ARS
Materials Technician33,900 ARS
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer46,700 ARS
Mechanical Design Engineer47,300 ARS
Mechanical Designer40,400 ARS
Mechanical Engineer50,000 ARS
Mechanical Engineering Manager63,000 ARS
Mechanical Inspector42,400 ARS
Mechatronics Engineer49,500 ARS
Mining Engineer46,600 ARS
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer49,400 ARS
Optical Engineer43,800 ARS
Optical Instrument Assembler24,100 ARS
PCB Assembler17,000 ARS
Photonics Engineer51,800 ARS
Photonics Technician40,400 ARS
Pipeline Engineer41,800 ARS
Piping Designer23,700 ARS
Piping Engineer42,200 ARS
Planning Engineer48,000 ARS
Pressure Vessel Inspector21,900 ARS
Principal Cost Engineer47,800 ARS
Principal Engineer46,200 ARS
Principal Support Engineer44,100 ARS
Process Engineer42,800 ARS
Process Operator27,000 ARS
Product Development Engineer47,600 ARS
Product Development Technician34,300 ARS
Product Engineer45,500 ARS
Product Safety Engineer41,200 ARS
Production Engineer47,200 ARS
Project Engineer48,800 ARS
Proposal Manager58,000 ARS
Purchasing Engineer42,000 ARS
Quality Assurance Engineer43,700 ARS
Rail Engineer47,000 ARS
Robotics Engineer50,800 ARS
Robotics Technician38,800 ARS
Safety Engineer44,500 ARS
Safety Inspector34,200 ARS
Safety Manager54,200 ARS
Safety Officer23,900 ARS
Sales Engineer49,200 ARS
Scheduling Engineer42,800 ARS
Service Engineer47,000 ARS
Solar Engineer49,300 ARS
Staff Engineer46,200 ARS
Static Equipment Engineer46,000 ARS
Stationary Engineer41,800 ARS
Stress Engineer42,100 ARS
Structural Analysis Engineer42,400 ARS
Structural Designer38,800 ARS
Structural Engineer44,900 ARS
Structural Technician28,100 ARS
Supply Chain Specialist44,700 ARS
Surveyor35,300 ARS
Technical Affairs Officer23,200 ARS
Technical Assistant22,400 ARS
Technical Engineer37,900 ARS
Technical Support Engineer40,100 ARS
Tender Engineer40,400 ARS
Test Development Engineer46,400 ARS
Transportation Engineer44,600 ARS
Validation Engineer41,600 ARS
Verification Engineer44,400 ARS
Wastewater Engineer45,300 ARS
Wind Energy Engineer46,200 ARS
Wind Energy Operations Manager57,700 ARS
Work Planner31,800 ARS

Engineering Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Buenos Aires

Median and salary distribution Buenos Aires Engineering monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
45,000 ARS or more
10% of people earn
37,200 to 45,000 ARS
20% of people earn
20,000 ARS or less
65% of people earn
20,000 to 37,200 ARS
Minimum Salary
13,900 ARS
39,000 ARS
92,900 ARS

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Engineering salaries in Buenos Aires range from 13,900 ARS per month (starting average salary) to 92,900 ARS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 39,000 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 39,000 ARS while the other half are earning more than 39,000 ARS. 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 and Salary Scale

    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 29,200 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 29,200 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 48,300 ARS while 25% are earning more than 48,300 ARS.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 20,000 ARS to 37,200 ARS. Approximatly 20% fall under the 20,000 ARS cap. Ten percent of wages are from 37,200 ARS to 45,000 ARS. Only 5% of people grossed 45,000 ARS or more.

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 Argentina costs anywhere from 226,000 Argentine Peso(s) to 677,000 Argentine Peso(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.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - 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 Argentina who work in Engineering earn 9% more than their female counterparts on average.

39,800 ARS
36,600 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Argentina for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Argentina

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


Engineering professionals in Argentina 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.

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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.

Argentina / 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 Argentina is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Argentina for the year 2022. 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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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Argentina

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Argentina Engineering
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Engineering is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

50% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 50% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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 Salary Forecast and Trend in Argentina

How do Engineering salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Average Salary 2019
34,700 ARS
Average Salary 2020+2%
35,400 ARS
Average Salary 2021+3%
36,500 ARS
Average Salary 2022+2%
37,100 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Engineering salaries in Argentina are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 2% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Buenos Aires

250 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Buenos Aires is 250 ARS. This means that the average person in Buenos Aires earns approximately 250 ARS for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Buenos Aires is 80 ARS. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

43,900 ARS
52,000 ARS
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires VS Argentina

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We compared Engineering salaries in Buenos Aires and Argentina and we found that Buenos Aires salaries are 15% more than those of Argentina.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda38,400 ARS
Bahia Blanca40,900 ARS
Buenos Aires43,900 ARS
Cordoba43,500 ARS
Corrientes41,200 ARS
La Plata42,900 ARS
Lanus39,000 ARS
Mar del Plata42,500 ARS
Mendoza37,600 ARS
Neuquen39,500 ARS
Quilmes39,300 ARS
Resistencia40,300 ARS
Rosario43,200 ARS
Salta41,800 ARS
San Juan37,400 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman42,100 ARS
Santa Fe41,400 ARS
Santiago del Estero40,000 ARS

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 Argentina earn 7% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
43,600 ARS
Public Sector+7%
46,400 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Engineering in Buenos Aires?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 39,000 ARS and 48,300 ARS. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Engineering in Buenos Aires is ranges from 29,200 ARS to 48,300 ARS. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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