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Engineering Average Salaries in Egypt 2020

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Egypt?

Average Monthly Salary
9,930 EGP
( 119,000 EGP yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Egypt typically earns around 9,930 EGP per month. Salaries range from 5,490 EGP (lowest average) to 13,200 EGP (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 Engineer10,100 EGP
Assembly Engineering Technician9,030 EGP
Assistant Chief Engineer10,600 EGP
Associate Engineer9,610 EGP
Autocad Operator8,180 EGP
Automation Engineer10,200 EGP
Avionic System Support Engineer8,960 EGP
Biochemical Engineer11,200 EGP
BMS Engineer10,800 EGP
Bridge and Lock Tender9,680 EGP
Broadcast Engineer10,600 EGP
CAD Design Engineer9,380 EGP
CAD Designer7,490 EGP
CAE Engineer9,570 EGP
Ceramics Engineer9,320 EGP
Civil Engineer10,100 EGP
Commissioning Engineer9,760 EGP
Communications Engineer10,600 EGP
Condition Monitoring Engineer8,710 EGP
Contract Associate Engineer10,600 EGP
Control Systems Engineer10,500 EGP
Controls Engineer10,400 EGP
Controls Software Engineer9,900 EGP
Corrosion Engineer9,730 EGP
Design Engineer10,500 EGP
Drafter7,530 EGP
Drafting Manager10,900 EGP
Drilling Engineer9,110 EGP
Electrical Draughtsman6,290 EGP
Electrical Engineer10,800 EGP
Electrical Engineering Manager12,200 EGP
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist10,700 EGP
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler8,910 EGP
Energy Engineer11,300 EGP
Engine Assembler6,940 EGP
Engineer9,300 EGP
Engineering Account Manager9,270 EGP
Engineering Chief Designer10,600 EGP
Engineering Consultant11,500 EGP
Engineering Key Account Manager10,900 EGP
Engineering Lab Technician8,600 EGP
Engineering Planning Manager12,700 EGP
Engineering Production Manager12,000 EGP
Engineering Project Analyst10,600 EGP
Engineering Project Coordinator 9,860 EGP
Engineering Project Director12,500 EGP
Engineering Project Manager12,200 EGP
Engineering Research and Development Manager11,700 EGP
Engineering Safety Coordinator8,850 EGP
Engineering Sales Manager11,600 EGP
Engineering Technician8,950 EGP
Engineering Technologist9,090 EGP
Environmental Engineer10,500 EGP
Equipment Engineer9,300 EGP
Equipment Engineering Manager12,000 EGP
Estimator9,710 EGP
Fabrication Specialist8,540 EGP
Fabricator7,180 EGP
Facade Engineer10,800 EGP
Fiber Analyst8,010 EGP
Field Engineer9,570 EGP
Field Engineering Manager12,100 EGP
Fire Engineer10,500 EGP
Fitter and Turner5,270 EGP
Forestry Strategic Planner11,500 EGP
Generation Engineer11,400 EGP
Genetic Engineer11,600 EGP
Geological Engineer10,800 EGP
Geotechnical Engineer11,500 EGP
Heavy Equipment Mechanic7,580 EGP
Highway Engineer9,090 EGP
HSE Professional8,820 EGP
HVAC Engineer9,810 EGP
HVAC Supervisor10,200 EGP
Industrial Engineer9,760 EGP
Industrial Engineering Technologist9,380 EGP
Instrument Engineer10,400 EGP
Instrumentation and Control Engineer10,000 EGP
Instrumentation Engineer10,500 EGP
Instrumentation Manager11,900 EGP
Irrigation Engineer9,420 EGP
Licensed Aircraft Engineer9,720 EGP
Locomotive Engineer9,900 EGP
Maintenance Engineer8,950 EGP
Maintenance Fitter6,560 EGP
Maintenance Manager11,100 EGP
Manufacturing Engineer10,900 EGP
Marine Engineer8,940 EGP
Materials Engineer9,000 EGP
Materials Researcher10,900 EGP
Materials Technician9,570 EGP
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer10,500 EGP
Mechanical Design Engineer10,500 EGP
Mechanical Designer8,780 EGP
Mechanical Engineer10,700 EGP
Mechanical Engineering Manager12,000 EGP
Mechanical Inspector9,840 EGP
Mechatronics Engineer9,910 EGP
Mining Engineer8,610 EGP
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer11,200 EGP
Optical Engineer9,220 EGP
Optical Instrument Assembler7,970 EGP
PCB Assembler6,830 EGP
Photonics Engineer11,000 EGP
Photonics Technician8,640 EGP
Pipeline Engineer9,420 EGP
Piping Designer8,040 EGP
Piping Engineer9,680 EGP
Planning Engineer9,300 EGP
Pressure Vessel Inspector6,770 EGP
Principal Cost Engineer11,200 EGP
Principal Engineer10,300 EGP
Principal Support Engineer9,610 EGP
Process Engineer9,320 EGP
Process Operator8,640 EGP
Product Development Engineer10,900 EGP
Product Development Technician8,990 EGP
Product Engineer9,450 EGP
Product Safety Engineer9,170 EGP
Production Engineer10,100 EGP
Project Engineer9,770 EGP
Proposal Manager11,700 EGP
Purchasing Engineer9,840 EGP
Quality Assurance Engineer9,720 EGP
Rail Engineer9,380 EGP
Robotics Engineer11,500 EGP
Robotics Technician9,110 EGP
Safety Engineer8,910 EGP
Safety Inspector8,820 EGP
Safety Manager11,000 EGP
Safety Officer7,970 EGP
Sales Engineer9,680 EGP
Scheduling Engineer8,480 EGP
Service Engineer11,100 EGP
Solar Engineer10,000 EGP
Staff Engineer9,570 EGP
Static Equipment Engineer8,850 EGP
Stationary Engineer8,720 EGP
Stress Engineer9,120 EGP
Structural Analysis Engineer9,720 EGP
Structural Designer8,850 EGP
Structural Engineer10,500 EGP
Structural Technician8,380 EGP
Supply Chain Specialist10,700 EGP
Surveyor7,250 EGP
Technical Affairs Officer7,780 EGP
Technical Assistant7,970 EGP
Technical Engineer8,640 EGP
Technical Support Engineer8,850 EGP
Tender Engineer8,950 EGP
Test Development Engineer10,000 EGP
Transportation Engineer10,200 EGP
Validation Engineer9,910 EGP
Verification Engineer8,960 EGP
Wastewater Engineer9,540 EGP
Wind Energy Engineer10,100 EGP
Wind Energy Operations Manager12,500 EGP
Work Planner7,490 EGP

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Egypt

Median and salary distribution monthly Egypt Engineering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Egypt range from 5,490 EGP per month (minimum average salary) to 13,200 EGP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 9,730 EGP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 9,730 EGP while the other half are earning more than 9,730 EGP. 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 Engineering are earning less than 6,850 EGP while 75% of them are earning more than 6,850 EGP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 11,200 EGP while 25% are earning more than 11,200 EGP.

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?

Salary Comparison By Education
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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 Egypt costs anywhere from 55,800 Egyptian Pound(s) to 167,000 Egyptian Pound(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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Egypt 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 earn 30% more than their female counterparts.

8,680 EGP
11,300 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Egypt for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Egypt
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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Egypt

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


Engineering professionals in Egypt 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.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Egypt Engineering
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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.

Egypt / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate Egypt
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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 Egypt is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Egypt 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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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Egypt

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Egypt Engineering
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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.

49% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% 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.

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 employees in Egypt earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
10,800 EGP
Public Sector+6%
11,500 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Engineering Salary Forecast and Trend in Egypt

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

Salary trends and forecast monthly Egypt Engineering
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Average Salary 2016
8,890 EGP
Average Salary 2017+4%
9,220 EGP
Average Salary 2018+2%
9,420 EGP
Average Salary 2019+3%
9,740 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Engineering salaries in Egypt are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 3% 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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Egypt

57 EGP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Egypt is 57 EGP. This means that the average person in Egypt earns approximately 57 EGP 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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly Egypt
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The average salary for Engineering is 11% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Alexandria9,590 EGP
Cairo10,600 EGP
Sharm el-Sheikh9,050 EGP
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