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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||43,300 ARS|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||33,800 ARS|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||51,800 ARS|
|Associate Engineer||39,000 ARS|
|Autocad Operator||27,500 ARS|
|Automation Engineer||46,100 ARS|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||42,300 ARS|
|Biochemical Engineer||40,400 ARS|
|BMS Engineer||44,300 ARS|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||24,400 ARS|
|Broadcast Engineer||45,600 ARS|
|CAD Design Engineer||47,000 ARS|
|CAD Designer||27,200 ARS|
|CAE Engineer||43,500 ARS|
|Ceramics Engineer||40,500 ARS|
|Civil Engineer||48,400 ARS|
|Commissioning Engineer||42,700 ARS|
|Communications Engineer||48,000 ARS|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||40,100 ARS|
|Contract Associate Engineer||41,200 ARS|
|Control Systems Engineer||42,900 ARS|
|Controls Engineer||45,600 ARS|
|Controls Software Engineer||40,600 ARS|
|Corrosion Engineer||40,100 ARS|
|Design Engineer||45,900 ARS|
|Drafting Manager||50,000 ARS|
|Drilling Engineer||46,000 ARS|
|Electrical Draughtsman||23,100 ARS|
|Electrical Engineer||49,800 ARS|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||62,200 ARS|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||48,900 ARS|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||22,800 ARS|
|Energy Engineer||49,400 ARS|
|Engine Assembler||19,800 ARS|
|Engineering Account Manager||49,900 ARS|
|Engineering Chief Designer||50,000 ARS|
|Engineering Consultant||60,400 ARS|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||64,500 ARS|
|Engineering Lab Technician||41,400 ARS|
|Engineering Planning Manager||62,900 ARS|
|Engineering Production Manager||83,700 ARS|
|Engineering Project Analyst||54,500 ARS|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||55,100 ARS|
|Engineering Project Director||90,600 ARS|
|Engineering Project Manager||63,300 ARS|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||71,000 ARS|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||35,100 ARS|
|Engineering Sales Manager||60,800 ARS|
|Engineering Technician||35,100 ARS|
|Engineering Technologist||35,800 ARS|
|Environmental Engineer||42,900 ARS|
|Equipment Engineer||42,200 ARS|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||58,300 ARS|
|Fabrication Specialist||31,900 ARS|
|Facade Engineer||44,500 ARS|
|Fiber Analyst||27,400 ARS|
|Field Engineer||48,500 ARS|
|Field Engineering Manager||75,500 ARS|
|Fire Engineer||47,000 ARS|
|Fitter and Turner||14,300 ARS|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||51,500 ARS|
|Generation Engineer||47,600 ARS|
|Genetic Engineer||47,800 ARS|
|Geological Engineer||46,000 ARS|
|Geotechnical Engineer||50,200 ARS|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||24,100 ARS|
|Highway Engineer||45,000 ARS|
|HSE Professional||40,900 ARS|
|HVAC Engineer||50,700 ARS|
|HVAC Supervisor||42,200 ARS|
|Industrial Engineer||43,900 ARS|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||42,800 ARS|
|Instrument Engineer||45,000 ARS|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||46,200 ARS|
|Instrumentation Engineer||44,100 ARS|
|Instrumentation Manager||46,600 ARS|
|Irrigation Engineer||42,300 ARS|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||46,900 ARS|
|Locomotive Engineer||42,800 ARS|
|Maintenance Engineer||43,200 ARS|
|Maintenance Fitter||15,400 ARS|
|Maintenance Manager||46,800 ARS|
|Manufacturing Engineer||42,400 ARS|
|Marine Engineer||46,700 ARS|
|Materials Engineer||43,500 ARS|
|Materials Researcher||42,800 ARS|
|Materials Technician||33,900 ARS|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||46,700 ARS|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||47,300 ARS|
|Mechanical Designer||40,400 ARS|
|Mechanical Engineer||50,000 ARS|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||63,000 ARS|
|Mechanical Inspector||42,400 ARS|
|Mechatronics Engineer||49,500 ARS|
|Mining Engineer||46,600 ARS|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||49,400 ARS|
|Optical Engineer||43,800 ARS|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||24,100 ARS|
|PCB Assembler||17,000 ARS|
|Photonics Engineer||51,800 ARS|
|Photonics Technician||40,400 ARS|
|Pipeline Engineer||41,800 ARS|
|Piping Designer||23,700 ARS|
|Piping Engineer||42,200 ARS|
|Planning Engineer||48,000 ARS|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||21,900 ARS|
|Principal Cost Engineer||47,800 ARS|
|Principal Engineer||46,200 ARS|
|Principal Support Engineer||44,100 ARS|
|Process Engineer||42,800 ARS|
|Process Operator||27,000 ARS|
|Product Development Engineer||47,600 ARS|
|Product Development Technician||34,300 ARS|
|Product Engineer||45,500 ARS|
|Product Safety Engineer||41,200 ARS|
|Production Engineer||47,200 ARS|
|Project Engineer||48,800 ARS|
|Proposal Manager||58,000 ARS|
|Purchasing Engineer||42,000 ARS|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||43,700 ARS|
|Rail Engineer||47,000 ARS|
|Robotics Engineer||50,800 ARS|
|Robotics Technician||38,800 ARS|
|Safety Engineer||44,500 ARS|
|Safety Inspector||34,200 ARS|
|Safety Manager||54,200 ARS|
|Safety Officer||23,900 ARS|
|Sales Engineer||49,200 ARS|
|Scheduling Engineer||42,800 ARS|
|Service Engineer||47,000 ARS|
|Solar Engineer||49,300 ARS|
|Staff Engineer||46,200 ARS|
|Static Equipment Engineer||46,000 ARS|
|Stationary Engineer||41,800 ARS|
|Stress Engineer||42,100 ARS|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||42,400 ARS|
|Structural Designer||38,800 ARS|
|Structural Engineer||44,900 ARS|
|Structural Technician||28,100 ARS|
|Supply Chain Specialist||44,700 ARS|
|Technical Affairs Officer||23,200 ARS|
|Technical Assistant||22,400 ARS|
|Technical Engineer||37,900 ARS|
|Technical Support Engineer||40,100 ARS|
|Tender Engineer||40,400 ARS|
|Test Development Engineer||46,400 ARS|
|Transportation Engineer||44,600 ARS|
|Validation Engineer||41,600 ARS|
|Verification Engineer||44,400 ARS|
|Wastewater Engineer||45,300 ARS|
|Wind Energy Engineer||46,200 ARS|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||57,700 ARS|
|Work Planner||31,800 ARS|
Engineering salaries in Buenos Aires range from 13,900 ARS per month (minimum average salary) to 92,900 ARS per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 43,000 ARS per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 43,000 ARS while the other half are earning more than 43,000 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.
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 25,600 ARS while 75% of them are earning more than 25,600 ARS. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 66,600 ARS while 25% are earning more than 66,600 ARS.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 Argentina 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
|Bahia Blanca||40,900 ARS|
|Buenos Aires||43,900 ARS|
|La Plata||42,900 ARS|
|Mar del Plata||42,500 ARS|
|San Juan||37,400 ARS|
|San Miguel de Tucuman||42,100 ARS|
|Santa Fe||41,400 ARS|
|Santiago del Estero||40,000 ARS|
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.