A person working as a Civil Engineer in France typically earns around 52,300 EUR per year. Salaries range from 24,600 EUR (lowest) to 82,600 EUR (highest).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Civil Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Civil Engineer salaries in France range from 24,600 EUR per year (minimum salary) to 82,600 EUR per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 55,400 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 55,400 EUR while the other half are earning more than 55,400 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 36,000 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 36,000 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Civil Engineer(s) are earning less than 73,200 EUR while 25% are earning more than 73,200 EUR.
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 your wage. We broke down Civil Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Civil Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 28,400 EUR per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 39,100 EUR per year, 38% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 55,600 EUR per year, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Civil Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 67,800 EUR per year, 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 71,600 EUR per year, 6% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 78,000 EUR per year, 9% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+38%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+6%|
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 Civil Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Civil Engineer is 39,100 EUR per year.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 71,600 EUR per year, 83% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in France costs anywhere from 25,400 Euro(s) to 76,100 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 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.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Civil Engineer employees in France earn 7% more than their female counterparts.
Civil Engineer(s) in France are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 15 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 France 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.
A Civil 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.
41% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 59% 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.
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 Civil Engineer employees in France earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+3%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Civil Engineer salaries in France are on the rise 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 Civil Engineer is 3% less than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||54,200 EUR||+4%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||45,500 EUR||-13%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||59,600 EUR||+14%|
|Associate Engineer||52,400 EUR||+0%|
|Autocad Operator||41,200 EUR||-21%|
|Automation Engineer||55,700 EUR||+6%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||51,400 EUR||-2%|
|Biochemical Engineer||61,000 EUR||+17%|
|BMS Engineer||57,500 EUR||+10%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||51,300 EUR||-2%|
|Broadcast Engineer||59,600 EUR||+14%|
|CAD Design Engineer||50,600 EUR||-3%|
|CAD Designer||40,900 EUR||-22%|
|CAE Engineer||49,100 EUR||-6%|
|Ceramics Engineer||52,900 EUR||+1%|
|Civil Engineer||52,300 EUR||-0%|
|Commissioning Engineer||54,300 EUR||+4%|
|Communications Engineer||54,400 EUR||+4%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||48,900 EUR||-7%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||58,000 EUR||+11%|
|Control Systems Engineer||52,500 EUR||+0%|
|Controls Engineer||53,000 EUR||+1%|
|Controls Software Engineer||55,100 EUR||+5%|
|Corrosion Engineer||49,000 EUR||-6%|
|Design Engineer||55,200 EUR||+6%|
|Drafting Manager||59,400 EUR||+14%|
|Drilling Engineer||53,300 EUR||+2%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||34,000 EUR||-35%|
|Electrical Engineer||57,900 EUR||+11%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||65,800 EUR||+26%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||57,900 EUR||+11%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||48,600 EUR||-7%|
|Energy Engineer||59,200 EUR||+13%|
|Engine Assembler||39,000 EUR||-25%|
|Engineering Account Manager||51,100 EUR||-2%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||54,000 EUR||+3%|
|Engineering Consultant||59,800 EUR||+14%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||63,100 EUR||+21%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||47,400 EUR||-9%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||67,200 EUR||+28%|
|Engineering Production Manager||69,700 EUR||+33%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||60,400 EUR||+15%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||52,700 EUR||+1%|
|Engineering Project Director||64,800 EUR||+24%|
|Engineering Project Manager||64,600 EUR||+24%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||66,000 EUR||+26%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||46,900 EUR||-10%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||65,800 EUR||+26%|
|Engineering Technician||47,400 EUR||-9%|
|Engineering Technologist||50,100 EUR||-4%|
|Environmental Engineer||57,700 EUR||+10%|
|Equipment Engineer||51,800 EUR||-1%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||61,300 EUR||+17%|
|Fabrication Specialist||44,800 EUR||-14%|
|Facade Engineer||59,100 EUR||+13%|
|Fiber Analyst||42,800 EUR||-18%|
|Field Engineer||49,100 EUR||-6%|
|Field Engineering Manager||69,500 EUR||+33%|
|Fire Engineer||54,000 EUR||+3%|
|Fitter and Turner||30,200 EUR||-42%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||58,600 EUR||+12%|
|Generation Engineer||59,300 EUR||+13%|
|Genetic Engineer||63,400 EUR||+21%|
|Geological Engineer||62,300 EUR||+19%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||60,400 EUR||+15%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||40,500 EUR||-23%|
|Highway Engineer||48,100 EUR||-8%|
|HSE Professional||49,000 EUR||-6%|
|HVAC Engineer||52,400 EUR||+0%|
|HVAC Supervisor||51,100 EUR||-2%|
|Industrial Engineer||52,700 EUR||+1%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||53,200 EUR||+2%|
|Instrument Engineer||56,200 EUR||+7%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||57,000 EUR||+9%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||54,400 EUR||+4%|
|Instrumentation Manager||68,900 EUR||+32%|
|Irrigation Engineer||51,400 EUR||-2%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||53,600 EUR||+2%|
|Locomotive Engineer||50,900 EUR||-3%|
|Maintenance Engineer||49,300 EUR||-6%|
|Maintenance Fitter||35,400 EUR||-32%|
|Maintenance Manager||63,700 EUR||+22%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||55,000 EUR||+5%|
|Marine Engineer||50,200 EUR||-4%|
|Materials Engineer||51,200 EUR||-2%|
|Materials Researcher||59,900 EUR||+15%|
|Materials Technician||49,100 EUR||-6%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||57,500 EUR||+10%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||59,300 EUR||+13%|
|Mechanical Designer||50,400 EUR||-4%|
|Mechanical Engineer||55,500 EUR||+6%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||69,700 EUR||+33%|
|Mechanical Inspector||54,700 EUR||+5%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||50,400 EUR||-4%|
|Mining Engineer||49,000 EUR||-6%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||59,700 EUR||+14%|
|Optical Engineer||48,800 EUR||-7%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||42,600 EUR||-19%|
|PCB Assembler||38,800 EUR||-26%|
|Photonics Engineer||57,800 EUR||+11%|
|Photonics Technician||45,700 EUR||-13%|
|Pipeline Engineer||51,400 EUR||-2%|
|Piping Designer||44,300 EUR||-15%|
|Piping Engineer||48,700 EUR||-7%|
|Planning Engineer||49,200 EUR||-6%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||34,100 EUR||-35%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||58,900 EUR||+13%|
|Principal Engineer||55,500 EUR||+6%|
|Principal Support Engineer||52,400 EUR||+0%|
|Process Engineer||50,300 EUR||-4%|
|Process Operator||46,700 EUR||-11%|
|Product Development Engineer||59,500 EUR||+14%|
|Product Development Technician||47,100 EUR||-10%|
|Product Engineer||52,100 EUR||-0%|
|Product Safety Engineer||50,000 EUR||-4%|
|Production Engineer||53,400 EUR||+2%|
|Project Engineer||54,400 EUR||+4%|
|Proposal Manager||61,400 EUR||+17%|
|Purchasing Engineer||53,100 EUR||+2%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||49,400 EUR||-6%|
|Rail Engineer||53,200 EUR||+2%|
|Robotics Engineer||60,100 EUR||+15%|
|Robotics Technician||53,300 EUR||+2%|
|Safety Engineer||51,100 EUR||-2%|
|Safety Inspector||49,000 EUR||-6%|
|Safety Manager||59,900 EUR||+15%|
|Safety Officer||43,100 EUR||-18%|
|Sales Engineer||48,700 EUR||-7%|
|Scheduling Engineer||43,900 EUR||-16%|
|Service Engineer||58,200 EUR||+11%|
|Solar Engineer||54,200 EUR||+4%|
|Staff Engineer||49,100 EUR||-6%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||51,800 EUR||-1%|
|Stationary Engineer||48,600 EUR||-7%|
|Stress Engineer||48,800 EUR||-7%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||52,500 EUR||+0%|
|Structural Designer||49,700 EUR||-5%|
|Structural Engineer||57,200 EUR||+9%|
|Structural Technician||46,100 EUR||-12%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||57,900 EUR||+11%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||42,400 EUR||-19%|
|Technical Assistant||44,800 EUR||-14%|
|Technical Engineer||48,100 EUR||-8%|
|Technical Support Engineer||49,700 EUR||-5%|
|Tender Engineer||47,400 EUR||-9%|
|Test Development Engineer||53,000 EUR||+1%|
|Transportation Engineer||53,400 EUR||+2%|
|Validation Engineer||50,400 EUR||-4%|
|Verification Engineer||51,400 EUR||-2%|
|Wastewater Engineer||48,000 EUR||-8%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||54,600 EUR||+4%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||67,900 EUR||+30%|
|Work Planner||40,000 EUR||-24%|