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Engineer Average Salary in Egypt 2020

How much money does an Engineer make in Egypt?


Average Monthly Salary
8,050 EGP
( 96,600 EGP yearly)

LOW
3,700
EGP
AVERAGE
8,050
EGP
HIGH
12,800
EGP

A person working as an Engineer in Egypt typically earns around 8,050 EGP per month. Salaries range from 3,700 EGP (lowest) to 12,800 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

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineer salaries in Egypt range from 3,700 EGP per month (minimum salary) to 12,800 EGP per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,690 EGP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Engineer(s) are earning less than 8,690 EGP while the other half are earning more than 8,690 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 5,580 EGP while 75% of them are earning more than 5,580 EGP. Also from the diagram, 75% of Engineer(s) are earning less than 11,600 EGP while 25% are earning more than 11,600 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 4,200 EGP per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 5,610 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 8,300 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 10,100 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 11,000 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 11,900 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
4,200 EGP
2 - 5 Years+34%
5,610 EGP
5 - 10 Years+48%
8,300 EGP
10 - 15 Years+22%
10,100 EGP
15 - 20 Years+9%
11,000 EGP
20+ Years+8%
11,900 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 4,890 EGP per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 9,430 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
4,890 EGP
Master's Degree+93%
9,430 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 46,000 Egyptian Pound(s) to 138,000 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

Salary comparison by gender monthly Egypt Engineer
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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 on average.

Female
6,790 EGP
Male+37%
9,300 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

Engineer(s) in Egypt are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 17 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

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

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

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
58%
No Bonus
42%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,900 EGP
Public Sector+6%
9,450 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Engineer Average Hourly Wage in Egypt


46 EGP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Egypt is 46 EGP. This means that the average Engineer in Egypt earns approximately 46 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 3% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 15% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer7,830 EGP-3%
Assembly Engineering Technician6,400 EGP-20%
Assistant Chief Engineer8,960 EGP+11%
Associate Engineer7,260 EGP-10%
Autocad Operator5,200 EGP-35%
Automation Engineer8,110 EGP+1%
Avionic System Support Engineer7,360 EGP-9%
Biochemical Engineer7,680 EGP-5%
BMS Engineer7,770 EGP-3%
Bridge and Lock Tender4,420 EGP-45%
Broadcast Engineer7,560 EGP-6%
CAD Design Engineer8,150 EGP+1%
CAD Designer4,770 EGP-41%
CAE Engineer7,910 EGP-2%
Ceramics Engineer7,070 EGP-12%
Civil Engineer8,510 EGP+6%
Commissioning Engineer7,780 EGP-3%
Communications Engineer8,900 EGP+11%
Condition Monitoring Engineer6,930 EGP-14%
Contract Associate Engineer7,820 EGP-3%
Control Systems Engineer8,130 EGP+1%
Controls Engineer8,030 EGP-0%
Controls Software Engineer7,030 EGP-13%
Corrosion Engineer7,600 EGP-6%
Design Engineer8,150 EGP+1%
Drafter5,140 EGP-36%
Drafting Manager9,120 EGP+13%
Drilling Engineer7,470 EGP-7%
Electrical Draughtsman4,090 EGP-49%
Electrical Engineer9,000 EGP+12%
Electrical Engineering Manager11,400 EGP+42%
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist8,490 EGP+5%
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler3,990 EGP-50%
Energy Engineer8,520 EGP+6%
Engine Assembler3,530 EGP-56%
Engineer8,050 EGP+0%
Engineering Account Manager8,910 EGP+11%
Engineering Chief Designer9,460 EGP+18%
Engineering Consultant11,000 EGP+37%
Engineering Key Account Manager11,000 EGP+37%
Engineering Lab Technician7,390 EGP-8%
Engineering Planning Manager11,600 EGP+44%
Engineering Production Manager13,900 EGP+73%
Engineering Project Analyst9,040 EGP+12%
Engineering Project Coordinator 9,490 EGP+18%
Engineering Project Director16,400 EGP+100%
Engineering Project Manager11,200 EGP+39%
Engineering Research and Development Manager12,600 EGP+57%
Engineering Safety Coordinator6,350 EGP-21%
Engineering Sales Manager10,400 EGP+29%
Engineering Technician6,220 EGP-23%
Engineering Technologist6,320 EGP-21%
Environmental Engineer7,970 EGP-1%
Equipment Engineer7,160 EGP-11%
Equipment Engineering Manager11,000 EGP+37%
Estimator6,950 EGP-14%
Fabrication Specialist5,770 EGP-28%
Fabricator3,580 EGP-56%
Facade Engineer7,870 EGP-2%
Fiber Analyst4,530 EGP-44%
Field Engineer8,390 EGP+4%
Field Engineering Manager13,100 EGP+63%
Fire Engineer8,110 EGP+1%
Fitter and Turner2,500 EGP-69%
Forestry Strategic Planner9,560 EGP+19%
Generation Engineer8,050 EGP+0%
Genetic Engineer8,370 EGP+4%
Geological Engineer7,860 EGP-2%
Geotechnical Engineer8,830 EGP+10%
Heavy Equipment Mechanic4,110 EGP-49%
Highway Engineer7,980 EGP-1%
HSE Professional7,440 EGP-8%
HVAC Engineer8,220 EGP+2%
HVAC Supervisor7,600 EGP-6%
Industrial Engineer7,930 EGP-1%
Industrial Engineering Technologist7,620 EGP-5%
Instrument Engineer7,500 EGP-7%
Instrumentation and Control Engineer7,500 EGP-7%
Instrumentation Engineer7,850 EGP-2%
Instrumentation Manager7,720 EGP-4%
Irrigation Engineer7,720 EGP-4%
Licensed Aircraft Engineer8,210 EGP+2%
Locomotive Engineer7,930 EGP-1%
Maintenance Engineer7,180 EGP-11%
Maintenance Fitter2,860 EGP-64%
Maintenance Manager7,600 EGP-6%
Manufacturing Engineer7,860 EGP-2%
Marine Engineer7,920 EGP-2%
Materials Engineer7,440 EGP-8%
Materials Researcher7,560 EGP-6%
Materials Technician5,860 EGP-27%
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer8,350 EGP+4%
Mechanical Design Engineer8,420 EGP+5%
Mechanical Designer6,570 EGP-18%
Mechanical Engineer8,620 EGP+7%
Mechanical Engineering Manager11,000 EGP+37%
Mechanical Inspector7,560 EGP-6%
Mechatronics Engineer8,900 EGP+11%
Mining Engineer7,570 EGP-6%
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer8,760 EGP+9%
Optical Engineer7,780 EGP-3%
Optical Instrument Assembler3,910 EGP-51%
PCB Assembler2,820 EGP-65%
Photonics Engineer8,930 EGP+11%
Photonics Technician7,030 EGP-13%
Pipeline Engineer7,250 EGP-10%
Piping Designer4,140 EGP-49%
Piping Engineer7,450 EGP-7%
Planning Engineer7,950 EGP-1%
Pressure Vessel Inspector3,940 EGP-51%
Principal Cost Engineer8,410 EGP+4%
Principal Engineer7,700 EGP-4%
Principal Support Engineer8,210 EGP+2%
Process Engineer7,660 EGP-5%
Process Operator4,870 EGP-39%
Product Development Engineer8,580 EGP+7%
Product Development Technician6,030 EGP-25%
Product Engineer8,290 EGP+3%
Product Safety Engineer7,210 EGP-10%
Production Engineer7,820 EGP-3%
Project Engineer8,120 EGP+1%
Proposal Manager10,500 EGP+30%
Purchasing Engineer7,430 EGP-8%
Quality Assurance Engineer8,100 EGP+1%
Rail Engineer7,950 EGP-1%
Robotics Engineer9,030 EGP+12%
Robotics Technician6,300 EGP-22%
Safety Engineer7,600 EGP-6%
Safety Inspector6,220 EGP-23%
Safety Manager9,580 EGP+19%
Safety Officer3,980 EGP-51%
Sales Engineer8,690 EGP+8%
Scheduling Engineer7,250 EGP-10%
Service Engineer8,690 EGP+8%
Solar Engineer8,210 EGP+2%
Staff Engineer7,980 EGP-1%
Static Equipment Engineer7,470 EGP-7%
Stationary Engineer6,950 EGP-14%
Stress Engineer7,470 EGP-7%
Structural Analysis Engineer7,600 EGP-6%
Structural Designer7,060 EGP-12%
Structural Engineer8,100 EGP+1%
Structural Technician5,120 EGP-36%
Supply Chain Specialist7,750 EGP-4%
Surveyor5,850 EGP-27%
Technical Affairs Officer3,940 EGP-51%
Technical Assistant3,910 EGP-51%
Technical Engineer6,760 EGP-16%
Technical Support Engineer6,930 EGP-14%
Tender Engineer7,170 EGP-11%
Test Development Engineer8,160 EGP+1%
Transportation Engineer7,700 EGP-4%
Validation Engineer7,480 EGP-7%
Verification Engineer7,360 EGP-9%
Wastewater Engineer8,000 EGP-1%
Wind Energy Engineer7,860 EGP-2%
Wind Energy Operations Manager11,000 EGP+37%
Work Planner5,640 EGP-30%

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Cairo9,100 EGP
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