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Engineering Average Salaries in Finland 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
3,960 EUR
( 47,500 EUR yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Finland typically earns around 3,960 EUR per month. Salaries range from 1,260 EUR (lowest average) to 8,370 EUR (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 Engineer3,690 EUR
Assembly Engineering Technician3,160 EUR
Assistant Chief Engineer4,470 EUR
Associate Engineer3,520 EUR
Autocad Operator2,570 EUR
Automation Engineer4,310 EUR
Avionic System Support Engineer3,700 EUR
Biochemical Engineer3,800 EUR
BMS Engineer3,930 EUR
Bridge and Lock Tender2,080 EUR
Broadcast Engineer4,000 EUR
CAD Design Engineer4,080 EUR
CAD Designer2,410 EUR
CAE Engineer4,130 EUR
Ceramics Engineer3,550 EUR
Civil Engineer4,320 EUR
Commissioning Engineer4,080 EUR
Communications Engineer4,300 EUR
Condition Monitoring Engineer3,450 EUR
Contract Associate Engineer3,870 EUR
Control Systems Engineer4,020 EUR
Controls Engineer4,080 EUR
Controls Software Engineer3,510 EUR
Corrosion Engineer3,750 EUR
Design Engineer4,170 EUR
Drafter2,420 EUR
Drafting Manager4,790 EUR
Drilling Engineer3,860 EUR
Electrical Draughtsman2,090 EUR
Electrical Engineer4,240 EUR
Electrical Engineering Manager5,970 EUR
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist4,250 EUR
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler2,020 EUR
Energy Engineer4,230 EUR
Engine Assembler1,810 EUR
Engineer4,280 EUR
Engineering Account Manager4,590 EUR
Engineering Chief Designer4,670 EUR
Engineering Consultant5,720 EUR
Engineering Key Account Manager5,980 EUR
Engineering Lab Technician3,800 EUR
Engineering Planning Manager5,590 EUR
Engineering Production Manager7,310 EUR
Engineering Project Analyst4,780 EUR
Engineering Project Coordinator 4,710 EUR
Engineering Project Director8,580 EUR
Engineering Project Manager5,740 EUR
Engineering Research and Development Manager6,490 EUR
Engineering Safety Coordinator2,990 EUR
Engineering Sales Manager5,660 EUR
Engineering Technician3,180 EUR
Engineering Technologist3,220 EUR
Environmental Engineer3,860 EUR
Equipment Engineer3,860 EUR
Equipment Engineering Manager5,440 EUR
Estimator3,370 EUR
Fabrication Specialist2,720 EUR
Fabricator1,890 EUR
Facade Engineer4,010 EUR
Fiber Analyst2,380 EUR
Field Engineer4,170 EUR
Field Engineering Manager6,600 EUR
Fire Engineer4,040 EUR
Fitter and Turner1,250 EUR
Forestry Strategic Planner4,620 EUR
Generation Engineer3,920 EUR
Genetic Engineer4,230 EUR
Geological Engineer4,280 EUR
Geotechnical Engineer4,470 EUR
Heavy Equipment Mechanic2,230 EUR
Highway Engineer4,080 EUR
HSE Professional3,900 EUR
HVAC Engineer4,240 EUR
HVAC Supervisor3,570 EUR
Industrial Engineer3,730 EUR
Industrial Engineering Technologist3,910 EUR
Instrument Engineer3,990 EUR
Instrumentation and Control Engineer3,890 EUR
Instrumentation Engineer4,020 EUR
Instrumentation Manager4,070 EUR
Irrigation Engineer4,050 EUR
Licensed Aircraft Engineer4,140 EUR
Locomotive Engineer3,830 EUR
Maintenance Engineer3,810 EUR
Maintenance Fitter1,390 EUR
Maintenance Manager3,940 EUR
Manufacturing Engineer3,810 EUR
Marine Engineer3,860 EUR
Materials Engineer4,060 EUR
Materials Researcher3,850 EUR
Materials Technician2,920 EUR
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer4,300 EUR
Mechanical Design Engineer4,320 EUR
Mechanical Designer3,400 EUR
Mechanical Engineer4,290 EUR
Mechanical Engineering Manager5,500 EUR
Mechanical Inspector3,880 EUR
Mechatronics Engineer4,180 EUR
Mining Engineer3,920 EUR
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer4,470 EUR
Optical Engineer3,980 EUR
Optical Instrument Assembler2,020 EUR
PCB Assembler1,490 EUR
Photonics Engineer4,440 EUR
Photonics Technician3,520 EUR
Pipeline Engineer3,620 EUR
Piping Designer2,090 EUR
Piping Engineer3,790 EUR
Planning Engineer4,190 EUR
Pressure Vessel Inspector1,850 EUR
Principal Cost Engineer4,260 EUR
Principal Engineer4,090 EUR
Principal Support Engineer3,980 EUR
Process Engineer3,950 EUR
Process Operator2,290 EUR
Product Development Engineer4,040 EUR
Product Development Technician3,050 EUR
Product Engineer4,350 EUR
Product Safety Engineer3,640 EUR
Production Engineer4,120 EUR
Project Engineer4,300 EUR
Proposal Manager4,960 EUR
Purchasing Engineer3,790 EUR
Quality Assurance Engineer3,920 EUR
Rail Engineer3,880 EUR
Robotics Engineer4,620 EUR
Robotics Technician3,260 EUR
Safety Engineer4,140 EUR
Safety Inspector3,260 EUR
Safety Manager4,880 EUR
Safety Officer2,110 EUR
Sales Engineer4,420 EUR
Scheduling Engineer3,530 EUR
Service Engineer4,190 EUR
Solar Engineer4,370 EUR
Staff Engineer3,970 EUR
Static Equipment Engineer3,860 EUR
Stationary Engineer3,680 EUR
Stress Engineer3,820 EUR
Structural Analysis Engineer3,920 EUR
Structural Designer3,700 EUR
Structural Engineer3,810 EUR
Structural Technician2,690 EUR
Supply Chain Specialist3,880 EUR
Surveyor3,090 EUR
Technical Affairs Officer2,130 EUR
Technical Assistant1,970 EUR
Technical Engineer3,480 EUR
Technical Support Engineer3,450 EUR
Tender Engineer3,670 EUR
Test Development Engineer4,130 EUR
Transportation Engineer3,820 EUR
Validation Engineer3,510 EUR
Verification Engineer3,890 EUR
Wastewater Engineer4,070 EUR
Wind Energy Engineer4,260 EUR
Wind Energy Operations Manager5,420 EUR
Work Planner2,880 EUR

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Finland

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

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Finland range from 1,260 EUR per month (minimum average salary) to 8,370 EUR per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 3,880 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 3,880 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,880 EUR. 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 2,310 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,310 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 6,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 6,000 EUR.

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?

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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 Finland costs anywhere from 23,400 Euro(s) to 70,300 Euro(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 Finland 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 in Finland who work in Engineering earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

4,040 EUR
3,870 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Finland for all Careers

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

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


Engineering professionals in Finland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Finland 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.

Finland / 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 Finland is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Finland for the year 2022. 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 Finland

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

47% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% 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.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Finland

23 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Finland is 23 EUR. This means that the average person in Finland earns approximately 23 EUR 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 Finland
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The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Helsinki4,230 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Finland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
4,580 EUR
Public Sector+5%
4,790 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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