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Engineering Average Salaries in France 2020

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

4,512 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Engineering in France typically earns around 4,512 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Engineering jobs. 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 Engineer4,517 EUR
Assembly Engineering Technician3,789 EUR
Assistant Chief Engineer4,969 EUR
Associate Engineer4,366 EUR
Autocad Operator3,433 EUR
Automation Engineer5,270 EUR
Avionic System Support Engineer4,283 EUR
Biochemical Engineer5,087 EUR
BMS Engineer4,795 EUR
Bridge and Lock Tender4,272 EUR
Broadcast Engineer4,963 EUR
CAD Design Engineer4,221 EUR
CAD Designer3,405 EUR
CAE Engineer4,093 EUR
Ceramics Engineer4,411 EUR
Civil Engineer4,359 EUR
Commissioning Engineer4,526 EUR
Communications Engineer4,536 EUR
Condition Monitoring Engineer4,077 EUR
Contract Associate Engineer4,832 EUR
Control Systems Engineer4,376 EUR
Controls Engineer4,413 EUR
Controls Software Engineer4,588 EUR
Corrosion Engineer4,085 EUR
Design Engineer4,599 EUR
Drafter3,388 EUR
Drafting Manager4,953 EUR
Drilling Engineer4,442 EUR
Electrical Draughtsman2,829 EUR
Electrical Engineer4,827 EUR
Electrical Engineering Manager5,487 EUR
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist4,824 EUR
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler4,051 EUR
Energy Engineer4,934 EUR
Engine Assembler3,249 EUR
Engineer4,227 EUR
Engineering Account Manager4,255 EUR
Engineering Chief Designer4,504 EUR
Engineering Consultant4,983 EUR
Engineering Key Account Manager5,259 EUR
Engineering Lab Technician3,951 EUR
Engineering Planning Manager5,602 EUR
Engineering Production Manager5,808 EUR
Engineering Project Analyst5,032 EUR
Engineering Project Coordinator 4,394 EUR
Engineering Project Director5,398 EUR
Engineering Project Manager5,383 EUR
Engineering Research and Development Manager5,499 EUR
Engineering Safety Coordinator3,906 EUR
Engineering Sales Manager5,482 EUR
Engineering Technician3,947 EUR
Engineering Technologist4,173 EUR
Environmental Engineer4,805 EUR
Equipment Engineer4,314 EUR
Equipment Engineering Manager5,104 EUR
Estimator4,368 EUR
Fabrication Specialist3,731 EUR
Fabricator3,164 EUR
Facade Engineer4,927 EUR
Fiber Analyst3,567 EUR
Field Engineer4,093 EUR
Field Engineering Manager5,794 EUR
Fire Engineer4,502 EUR
Fitter and Turner2,519 EUR
Forestry Strategic Planner4,884 EUR
Generation Engineer4,939 EUR
Genetic Engineer5,284 EUR
Geological Engineer5,188 EUR
Geotechnical Engineer5,034 EUR
Heavy Equipment Mechanic3,377 EUR
Highway Engineer4,007 EUR
HSE Professional4,086 EUR
HVAC Engineer4,367 EUR
HVAC Supervisor4,262 EUR
Industrial Engineer4,391 EUR
Industrial Engineering Technologist4,434 EUR
Instrument Engineer4,687 EUR
Instrumentation and Control Engineer4,751 EUR
Instrumentation Engineer4,532 EUR
Instrumentation Manager5,745 EUR
Irrigation Engineer4,280 EUR
Licensed Aircraft Engineer4,467 EUR
Locomotive Engineer4,238 EUR
Maintenance Engineer4,110 EUR
Maintenance Fitter2,953 EUR
Maintenance Manager5,312 EUR
Manufacturing Engineer4,580 EUR
Marine Engineer4,187 EUR
Materials Engineer4,263 EUR
Materials Researcher4,994 EUR
Materials Technician4,093 EUR
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer4,795 EUR
Mechanical Design Engineer4,941 EUR
Mechanical Designer4,200 EUR
Mechanical Engineer4,627 EUR
Mechanical Engineering Manager5,808 EUR
Mechanical Inspector4,561 EUR
Mechatronics Engineer4,204 EUR
Mining Engineer4,080 EUR
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer4,974 EUR
Optical Engineer4,067 EUR
Optical Instrument Assembler3,552 EUR
PCB Assembler3,230 EUR
Photonics Engineer4,814 EUR
Photonics Technician3,809 EUR
Pipeline Engineer4,280 EUR
Piping Designer3,693 EUR
Piping Engineer4,059 EUR
Planning Engineer4,101 EUR
Pressure Vessel Inspector2,842 EUR
Principal Cost Engineer4,912 EUR
Principal Engineer4,629 EUR
Principal Support Engineer4,366 EUR
Process Engineer4,195 EUR
Process Operator3,890 EUR
Product Development Engineer4,960 EUR
Product Development Technician3,929 EUR
Product Engineer4,340 EUR
Product Safety Engineer4,169 EUR
Production Engineer4,453 EUR
Project Engineer4,531 EUR
Proposal Manager5,115 EUR
Purchasing Engineer4,429 EUR
Quality Assurance Engineer4,118 EUR
Rail Engineer4,434 EUR
Robotics Engineer5,011 EUR
Robotics Technician4,442 EUR
Safety Engineer4,261 EUR
Safety Inspector4,086 EUR
Safety Manager4,990 EUR
Safety Officer3,588 EUR
Sales Engineer4,059 EUR
Scheduling Engineer3,661 EUR
Service Engineer4,850 EUR
Solar Engineer4,513 EUR
Staff Engineer4,093 EUR
Static Equipment Engineer4,316 EUR
Stationary Engineer4,048 EUR
Stress Engineer4,064 EUR
Structural Analysis Engineer4,372 EUR
Structural Designer4,141 EUR
Structural Engineer4,769 EUR
Structural Technician3,844 EUR
Supply Chain Specialist4,824 EUR
Surveyor3,463 EUR
Technical Affairs Officer3,536 EUR
Technical Assistant3,737 EUR
Technical Engineer4,007 EUR
Technical Support Engineer4,141 EUR
Tender Engineer3,947 EUR
Test Development Engineer4,420 EUR
Transportation Engineer4,453 EUR
Validation Engineer4,204 EUR
Verification Engineer4,283 EUR
Wastewater Engineer4,001 EUR
Wind Energy Engineer4,549 EUR
Wind Energy Operations Manager5,659 EUR
Work Planner3,336 EUR

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in France

Median and salary distribution monthly France Engineering

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Engineering salaries in France range between 2,494 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 5,987 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 4,647 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 4,647 EUR while the other half are earning more than 4,647 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 people working in Engineering are earning less than 3,214 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 3,214 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 5,636 EUR while 25% are earning more than 5,636 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Engineering Salary Forecast and Trend in France

How do Engineering salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly France Engineering
Average Salary 2017    =  
4,117 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +3%  
4,257 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +3%  
4,389 EUR
Average Salary 2020    +3%  
4,512 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Engineering salaries in France are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2020 are 3% higher than those of 2019. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in France

26 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in France for Engineering is 26 EUR. This means that the average person in France earns approximatly 26 EUR for every worked hour.


Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly FranceWe compared France salaries for Engineering and All Jobs and we found that Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bordeaux4,187 EUR
Lille4,134 EUR
Lyon4,773 EUR
Marseille4,868 EUR
Montpellier4,335 EUR
Nantes4,534 EUR
Nice4,629 EUR
Paris5,006 EUR
Strasbourg4,486 EUR
Toulouse4,770 EUR
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