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Engineer Average Salary in Egypt 2020

How much money does an Engineer make in Egypt?

Average Monthly Salary
9,300 EGP
( 112,000 EGP yearly)


A person working as an Engineer in Egypt typically earns around 9,300 EGP per month. Salaries range from 4,280 EGP (lowest) to 14,800 EGP (highest).

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

Engineer Salary Distribution in Egypt

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineer salaries in Egypt range from 4,280 EGP per month (minimum salary) to 14,800 EGP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 10,000 EGP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Engineer(s) are earning less than 10,000 EGP while the other half are earning more than 10,000 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 Engineer(s) are earning less than 6,440 EGP while 75% of them are earning more than 6,440 EGP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Engineer(s) are earning less than 13,400 EGP while 25% are earning more than 13,400 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

Engineer Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Egypt 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 Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 4,850 EGP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 6,480 EGP 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 9,580 EGP 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, Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 11,700 EGP 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 12,700 EGP 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 13,800 EGP per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Engineer average salary change by experience in Egypt

0 - 2 Years
4,850 EGP
2 - 5 Years+34%
6,480 EGP
5 - 10 Years+48%
9,580 EGP
10 - 15 Years+22%
11,700 EGP
15 - 20 Years+9%
12,700 EGP
20+ Years+8%
13,800 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Engineer Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different 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 Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Engineer is 5,640 EGP per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 10,900 EGP per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Engineer average salary difference by education level in Egypt

Bachelor's Degree
5,640 EGP
Master's Degree+93%
10,900 EGP
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 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 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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Engineer Salary Comparison By Gender

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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 Engineer employees in Egypt earn 37% more than their female counterparts.

7,850 EGP
10,700 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Egypt for all Careers

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Engineer Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Egypt

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


Engineer(s) in Egypt are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% 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.

Egypt / 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 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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Engineer Bonus and Incentive Rates in Egypt

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Egypt Engineer
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An 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 Engineer 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

Engineer Salary Trend and Forecast in Egypt

How are 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
8,040 EGP
Average Salary 2017+4%
8,340 EGP
Average Salary 2018+4%
8,650 EGP
Average Salary 2019+4%
8,970 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Engineer salaries in Egypt 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.

Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Egypt

54 EGP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Egypt is 54 EGP. This means that the average Engineer in Egypt earns approximately 54 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.

Engineer VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineer and Engineering monthly Egypt
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The average salary for Engineer is 6% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer10,100 EGP+9%
Assembly Engineering Technician9,030 EGP-3%
Assistant Chief Engineer10,600 EGP+14%
Associate Engineer9,610 EGP+3%
Autocad Operator8,180 EGP-12%
Automation Engineer10,200 EGP+10%
Avionic System Support Engineer8,960 EGP-4%
Biochemical Engineer11,200 EGP+20%
BMS Engineer10,800 EGP+16%
Bridge and Lock Tender9,680 EGP+4%
Broadcast Engineer10,600 EGP+14%
CAD Design Engineer9,380 EGP+1%
CAD Designer7,490 EGP-19%
CAE Engineer9,570 EGP+3%
Ceramics Engineer9,320 EGP+0%
Civil Engineer10,100 EGP+9%
Commissioning Engineer9,760 EGP+5%
Communications Engineer10,600 EGP+14%
Condition Monitoring Engineer8,710 EGP-6%
Contract Associate Engineer10,600 EGP+14%
Control Systems Engineer10,500 EGP+13%
Controls Engineer10,400 EGP+12%
Controls Software Engineer9,900 EGP+6%
Corrosion Engineer9,730 EGP+5%
Design Engineer10,500 EGP+13%
Drafter7,530 EGP-19%
Drafting Manager10,900 EGP+17%
Drilling Engineer9,110 EGP-2%
Electrical Draughtsman6,290 EGP-32%
Electrical Engineer10,800 EGP+16%
Electrical Engineering Manager12,200 EGP+31%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist10,700 EGP+15%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler8,910 EGP-4%
Energy Engineer11,300 EGP+22%
Engine Assembler6,940 EGP-25%
Engineer9,300 EGP+0%
Engineering Account Manager9,270 EGP-0%
Engineering Chief Designer10,600 EGP+14%
Engineering Consultant11,500 EGP+24%
Engineering Key Account Manager10,900 EGP+17%
Engineering Lab Technician8,600 EGP-7%
Engineering Planning Manager12,700 EGP+37%
Engineering Production Manager12,000 EGP+29%
Engineering Project Analyst10,600 EGP+14%
Engineering Project Coordinator 9,860 EGP+6%
Engineering Project Director12,500 EGP+34%
Engineering Project Manager12,200 EGP+31%
Engineering Research and Development Manager11,700 EGP+26%
Engineering Safety Coordinator8,850 EGP-5%
Engineering Sales Manager11,600 EGP+25%
Engineering Technician8,950 EGP-4%
Engineering Technologist9,090 EGP-2%
Environmental Engineer10,500 EGP+13%
Equipment Engineer9,300 EGP+0%
Equipment Engineering Manager12,000 EGP+29%
Estimator9,710 EGP+4%
Fabrication Specialist8,540 EGP-8%
Fabricator7,180 EGP-23%
Facade Engineer10,800 EGP+16%
Fiber Analyst8,010 EGP-14%
Field Engineer9,570 EGP+3%
Field Engineering Manager12,100 EGP+30%
Fire Engineer10,500 EGP+13%
Fitter and Turner5,270 EGP-43%
Forestry Strategic Planner11,500 EGP+24%
Generation Engineer11,400 EGP+23%
Genetic Engineer11,600 EGP+25%
Geological Engineer10,800 EGP+16%
Geotechnical Engineer11,500 EGP+24%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic7,580 EGP-18%
Highway Engineer9,090 EGP-2%
HSE Professional8,820 EGP-5%
HVAC Engineer9,810 EGP+6%
HVAC Supervisor10,200 EGP+10%
Industrial Engineer9,760 EGP+5%
Industrial Engineering Technologist9,380 EGP+1%
Instrument Engineer10,400 EGP+12%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer10,000 EGP+8%
Instrumentation Engineer10,500 EGP+13%
Instrumentation Manager11,900 EGP+28%
Irrigation Engineer9,420 EGP+1%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer9,720 EGP+5%
Locomotive Engineer9,900 EGP+6%
Maintenance Engineer8,950 EGP-4%
Maintenance Fitter6,560 EGP-29%
Maintenance Manager11,100 EGP+19%
Manufacturing Engineer10,900 EGP+17%
Marine Engineer8,940 EGP-4%
Materials Engineer9,000 EGP-3%
Materials Researcher10,900 EGP+17%
Materials Technician9,570 EGP+3%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer10,500 EGP+13%
Mechanical Design Engineer10,500 EGP+13%
Mechanical Designer8,780 EGP-6%
Mechanical Engineer10,700 EGP+15%
Mechanical Engineering Manager12,000 EGP+29%
Mechanical Inspector9,840 EGP+6%
Mechatronics Engineer9,910 EGP+7%
Mining Engineer8,610 EGP-7%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer11,200 EGP+20%
Optical Engineer9,220 EGP-1%
Optical Instrument Assembler7,970 EGP-14%
PCB Assembler6,830 EGP-27%
Photonics Engineer11,000 EGP+18%
Photonics Technician8,640 EGP-7%
Pipeline Engineer9,420 EGP+1%
Piping Designer8,040 EGP-14%
Piping Engineer9,680 EGP+4%
Planning Engineer9,300 EGP+0%
Pressure Vessel Inspector6,770 EGP-27%
Principal Cost Engineer11,200 EGP+20%
Principal Engineer10,300 EGP+11%
Principal Support Engineer9,610 EGP+3%
Process Engineer9,320 EGP+0%
Process Operator8,640 EGP-7%
Product Development Engineer10,900 EGP+17%
Product Development Technician8,990 EGP-3%
Product Engineer9,450 EGP+2%
Product Safety Engineer9,170 EGP-1%
Production Engineer10,100 EGP+9%
Project Engineer9,770 EGP+5%
Proposal Manager11,700 EGP+26%
Purchasing Engineer9,840 EGP+6%
Quality Assurance Engineer9,720 EGP+5%
Rail Engineer9,380 EGP+1%
Robotics Engineer11,500 EGP+24%
Robotics Technician9,110 EGP-2%
Safety Engineer8,910 EGP-4%
Safety Inspector8,820 EGP-5%
Safety Manager11,000 EGP+18%
Safety Officer7,970 EGP-14%
Sales Engineer9,680 EGP+4%
Scheduling Engineer8,480 EGP-9%
Service Engineer11,100 EGP+19%
Solar Engineer10,000 EGP+8%
Staff Engineer9,570 EGP+3%
Static Equipment Engineer8,850 EGP-5%
Stationary Engineer8,720 EGP-6%
Stress Engineer9,120 EGP-2%
Structural Analysis Engineer9,720 EGP+5%
Structural Designer8,850 EGP-5%
Structural Engineer10,500 EGP+13%
Structural Technician8,380 EGP-10%
Supply Chain Specialist10,700 EGP+15%
Surveyor7,250 EGP-22%
Technical Affairs Officer7,780 EGP-16%
Technical Assistant7,970 EGP-14%
Technical Engineer8,640 EGP-7%
Technical Support Engineer8,850 EGP-5%
Tender Engineer8,950 EGP-4%
Test Development Engineer10,000 EGP+8%
Transportation Engineer10,200 EGP+10%
Validation Engineer9,910 EGP+7%
Verification Engineer8,960 EGP-4%
Wastewater Engineer9,540 EGP+3%
Wind Energy Engineer10,100 EGP+9%
Wind Energy Operations Manager12,500 EGP+34%
Work Planner7,490 EGP-19%

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Alexandria9,550 EGP
Cairo10,500 EGP
Sharm el-Sheikh9,180 EGP
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