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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||10,100 EGP|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||9,030 EGP|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||10,600 EGP|
|Associate Engineer||9,610 EGP|
|Autocad Operator||8,180 EGP|
|Automation Engineer||10,200 EGP|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||8,960 EGP|
|Biochemical Engineer||11,200 EGP|
|BMS Engineer||10,800 EGP|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||9,680 EGP|
|Broadcast Engineer||10,600 EGP|
|CAD Design Engineer||9,380 EGP|
|CAD Designer||7,490 EGP|
|CAE Engineer||9,570 EGP|
|Ceramics Engineer||9,320 EGP|
|Civil Engineer||10,100 EGP|
|Commissioning Engineer||9,760 EGP|
|Communications Engineer||10,600 EGP|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||8,710 EGP|
|Contract Associate Engineer||10,600 EGP|
|Control Systems Engineer||10,500 EGP|
|Controls Engineer||10,400 EGP|
|Controls Software Engineer||9,900 EGP|
|Corrosion Engineer||9,730 EGP|
|Design Engineer||10,500 EGP|
|Drafting Manager||10,900 EGP|
|Drilling Engineer||9,110 EGP|
|Electrical Draughtsman||6,290 EGP|
|Electrical Engineer||10,800 EGP|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||12,200 EGP|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||10,700 EGP|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||8,910 EGP|
|Energy Engineer||11,300 EGP|
|Engine Assembler||6,940 EGP|
|Engineering Account Manager||9,270 EGP|
|Engineering Chief Designer||10,600 EGP|
|Engineering Consultant||11,500 EGP|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||10,900 EGP|
|Engineering Lab Technician||8,600 EGP|
|Engineering Planning Manager||12,700 EGP|
|Engineering Production Manager||12,000 EGP|
|Engineering Project Analyst||10,600 EGP|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||9,860 EGP|
|Engineering Project Director||12,500 EGP|
|Engineering Project Manager||12,200 EGP|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||11,700 EGP|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||8,850 EGP|
|Engineering Sales Manager||11,600 EGP|
|Engineering Technician||8,950 EGP|
|Engineering Technologist||9,090 EGP|
|Environmental Engineer||10,500 EGP|
|Equipment Engineer||9,300 EGP|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||12,000 EGP|
|Fabrication Specialist||8,540 EGP|
|Facade Engineer||10,800 EGP|
|Fiber Analyst||8,010 EGP|
|Field Engineer||9,570 EGP|
|Field Engineering Manager||12,100 EGP|
|Fire Engineer||10,500 EGP|
|Fitter and Turner||5,270 EGP|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||11,500 EGP|
|Generation Engineer||11,400 EGP|
|Genetic Engineer||11,600 EGP|
|Geological Engineer||10,800 EGP|
|Geotechnical Engineer||11,500 EGP|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||7,580 EGP|
|Highway Engineer||9,090 EGP|
|HSE Professional||8,820 EGP|
|HVAC Engineer||9,810 EGP|
|HVAC Supervisor||10,200 EGP|
|Industrial Engineer||9,760 EGP|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||9,380 EGP|
|Instrument Engineer||10,400 EGP|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||10,000 EGP|
|Instrumentation Engineer||10,500 EGP|
|Instrumentation Manager||11,900 EGP|
|Irrigation Engineer||9,420 EGP|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||9,720 EGP|
|Locomotive Engineer||9,900 EGP|
|Maintenance Engineer||8,950 EGP|
|Maintenance Fitter||6,560 EGP|
|Maintenance Manager||11,100 EGP|
|Manufacturing Engineer||10,900 EGP|
|Marine Engineer||8,940 EGP|
|Materials Engineer||9,000 EGP|
|Materials Researcher||10,900 EGP|
|Materials Technician||9,570 EGP|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||10,500 EGP|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||10,500 EGP|
|Mechanical Designer||8,780 EGP|
|Mechanical Engineer||10,700 EGP|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||12,000 EGP|
|Mechanical Inspector||9,840 EGP|
|Mechatronics Engineer||9,910 EGP|
|Mining Engineer||8,610 EGP|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||11,200 EGP|
|Optical Engineer||9,220 EGP|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||7,970 EGP|
|PCB Assembler||6,830 EGP|
|Photonics Engineer||11,000 EGP|
|Photonics Technician||8,640 EGP|
|Pipeline Engineer||9,420 EGP|
|Piping Designer||8,040 EGP|
|Piping Engineer||9,680 EGP|
|Planning Engineer||9,300 EGP|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||6,770 EGP|
|Principal Cost Engineer||11,200 EGP|
|Principal Engineer||10,300 EGP|
|Principal Support Engineer||9,610 EGP|
|Process Engineer||9,320 EGP|
|Process Operator||8,640 EGP|
|Product Development Engineer||10,900 EGP|
|Product Development Technician||8,990 EGP|
|Product Engineer||9,450 EGP|
|Product Safety Engineer||9,170 EGP|
|Production Engineer||10,100 EGP|
|Project Engineer||9,770 EGP|
|Proposal Manager||11,700 EGP|
|Purchasing Engineer||9,840 EGP|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||9,720 EGP|
|Rail Engineer||9,380 EGP|
|Robotics Engineer||11,500 EGP|
|Robotics Technician||9,110 EGP|
|Safety Engineer||8,910 EGP|
|Safety Inspector||8,820 EGP|
|Safety Manager||11,000 EGP|
|Safety Officer||7,970 EGP|
|Sales Engineer||9,680 EGP|
|Scheduling Engineer||8,480 EGP|
|Service Engineer||11,100 EGP|
|Solar Engineer||10,000 EGP|
|Staff Engineer||9,570 EGP|
|Static Equipment Engineer||8,850 EGP|
|Stationary Engineer||8,720 EGP|
|Stress Engineer||9,120 EGP|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||9,720 EGP|
|Structural Designer||8,850 EGP|
|Structural Engineer||10,500 EGP|
|Structural Technician||8,380 EGP|
|Supply Chain Specialist||10,700 EGP|
|Technical Affairs Officer||7,780 EGP|
|Technical Assistant||7,970 EGP|
|Technical Engineer||8,640 EGP|
|Technical Support Engineer||8,850 EGP|
|Tender Engineer||8,950 EGP|
|Test Development Engineer||10,000 EGP|
|Transportation Engineer||10,200 EGP|
|Validation Engineer||9,910 EGP|
|Verification Engineer||8,960 EGP|
|Wastewater Engineer||9,540 EGP|
|Wind Energy Engineer||10,100 EGP|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||12,500 EGP|
|Work Planner||7,490 EGP|
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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Egypt earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
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.
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 11% less than that of All Jobs.
|Sharm el-Sheikh||9,050 EGP|