A person working as an Electrical Engineer in Hungary typically earns around 470,000 HUF per month. Salaries range from 249,000 HUF (lowest) to 714,000 HUF (highest).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Electrical Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Electrical Engineer salaries in Hungary range from 249,000 HUF per month (minimum salary) to 714,000 HUF per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 441,000 HUF per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 441,000 HUF while the other half are earning more than 441,000 HUF. 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 Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 311,000 HUF while 75% of them are earning more than 311,000 HUF. Also from the diagram, 75% of Electrical Engineer(s) are earning less than 543,000 HUF while 25% are earning more than 543,000 HUF.
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 Electrical Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
An Electrical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 286,000 HUF per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 351,000 HUF per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 498,000 HUF per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Electrical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 581,000 HUF per month, 17% 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 639,000 HUF per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 677,000 HUF per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+23%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+17%|
|15 - 20 Years||+10%|
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 Electrical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Electrical Engineer is 323,000 HUF per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 625,000 HUF per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Hungary costs anywhere from 2,470,000 Forint(s) to 7,400,000 Forint(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 Electrical Engineer employees in Hungary earn 11% more than their female counterparts on average.
Electrical Engineer(s) in Hungary 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.
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 Hungary 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.
An Electrical 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.
50% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 50% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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 employees in Hungary earn 9% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.
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 Electrical Engineer is 12% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 15% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||408,000 HUF||-13%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||333,000 HUF||-29%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||481,000 HUF||+2%|
|Associate Engineer||389,000 HUF||-17%|
|Autocad Operator||270,000 HUF||-42%|
|Automation Engineer||453,000 HUF||-4%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||399,000 HUF||-15%|
|Biochemical Engineer||380,000 HUF||-19%|
|BMS Engineer||374,000 HUF||-20%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||214,000 HUF||-54%|
|Broadcast Engineer||391,000 HUF||-17%|
|CAD Design Engineer||440,000 HUF||-6%|
|CAD Designer||266,000 HUF||-43%|
|CAE Engineer||414,000 HUF||-12%|
|Ceramics Engineer||393,000 HUF||-16%|
|Civil Engineer||443,000 HUF||-6%|
|Commissioning Engineer||388,000 HUF||-17%|
|Communications Engineer||430,000 HUF||-8%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||372,000 HUF||-21%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||387,000 HUF||-18%|
|Control Systems Engineer||392,000 HUF||-17%|
|Controls Engineer||399,000 HUF||-15%|
|Controls Software Engineer||351,000 HUF||-25%|
|Corrosion Engineer||395,000 HUF||-16%|
|Design Engineer||439,000 HUF||-7%|
|Drafting Manager||480,000 HUF||+2%|
|Drilling Engineer||416,000 HUF||-11%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||204,000 HUF||-57%|
|Electrical Engineer||470,000 HUF||+0%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||613,000 HUF||+31%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||458,000 HUF||-2%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||223,000 HUF||-53%|
|Energy Engineer||424,000 HUF||-10%|
|Engine Assembler||186,000 HUF||-60%|
|Engineering Account Manager||494,000 HUF||+5%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||479,000 HUF||+2%|
|Engineering Consultant||559,000 HUF||+19%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||569,000 HUF||+21%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||410,000 HUF||-13%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||574,000 HUF||+22%|
|Engineering Production Manager||732,000 HUF||+56%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||502,000 HUF||+7%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||495,000 HUF||+5%|
|Engineering Project Director||838,000 HUF||+78%|
|Engineering Project Manager||589,000 HUF||+25%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||666,000 HUF||+42%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||307,000 HUF||-35%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||567,000 HUF||+21%|
|Engineering Technician||327,000 HUF||-30%|
|Engineering Technologist||330,000 HUF||-30%|
|Environmental Engineer||417,000 HUF||-11%|
|Equipment Engineer||387,000 HUF||-18%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||558,000 HUF||+19%|
|Fabrication Specialist||287,000 HUF||-39%|
|Facade Engineer||422,000 HUF||-10%|
|Fiber Analyst||227,000 HUF||-52%|
|Field Engineer||439,000 HUF||-7%|
|Field Engineering Manager||713,000 HUF||+52%|
|Fire Engineer||425,000 HUF||-9%|
|Fitter and Turner||135,000 HUF||-71%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||474,000 HUF||+1%|
|Generation Engineer||402,000 HUF||-14%|
|Genetic Engineer||468,000 HUF||-0%|
|Geological Engineer||418,000 HUF||-11%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||448,000 HUF||-5%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||223,000 HUF||-53%|
|Highway Engineer||419,000 HUF||-11%|
|HSE Professional||371,000 HUF||-21%|
|HVAC Engineer||446,000 HUF||-5%|
|HVAC Supervisor||395,000 HUF||-16%|
|Industrial Engineer||403,000 HUF||-14%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||391,000 HUF||-17%|
|Instrument Engineer||389,000 HUF||-17%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||410,000 HUF||-13%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||392,000 HUF||-17%|
|Instrumentation Manager||408,000 HUF||-13%|
|Irrigation Engineer||406,000 HUF||-14%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||447,000 HUF||-5%|
|Locomotive Engineer||383,000 HUF||-18%|
|Maintenance Engineer||391,000 HUF||-17%|
|Maintenance Fitter||143,000 HUF||-70%|
|Maintenance Manager||404,000 HUF||-14%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||401,000 HUF||-15%|
|Marine Engineer||417,000 HUF||-11%|
|Materials Engineer||406,000 HUF||-14%|
|Materials Researcher||395,000 HUF||-16%|
|Materials Technician||307,000 HUF||-35%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||430,000 HUF||-8%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||432,000 HUF||-8%|
|Mechanical Designer||349,000 HUF||-26%|
|Mechanical Engineer||440,000 HUF||-6%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||579,000 HUF||+23%|
|Mechanical Inspector||409,000 HUF||-13%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||451,000 HUF||-4%|
|Mining Engineer||413,000 HUF||-12%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||448,000 HUF||-5%|
|Optical Engineer||408,000 HUF||-13%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||213,000 HUF||-55%|
|PCB Assembler||157,000 HUF||-67%|
|Photonics Engineer||444,000 HUF||-5%|
|Photonics Technician||361,000 HUF||-23%|
|Pipeline Engineer||381,000 HUF||-19%|
|Piping Designer||225,000 HUF||-52%|
|Piping Engineer||380,000 HUF||-19%|
|Planning Engineer||409,000 HUF||-13%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||205,000 HUF||-56%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||427,000 HUF||-9%|
|Principal Engineer||399,000 HUF||-15%|
|Principal Support Engineer||440,000 HUF||-6%|
|Process Engineer||405,000 HUF||-14%|
|Process Operator||247,000 HUF||-47%|
|Product Development Engineer||425,000 HUF||-9%|
|Product Development Technician||306,000 HUF||-35%|
|Product Engineer||424,000 HUF||-10%|
|Product Safety Engineer||403,000 HUF||-14%|
|Production Engineer||402,000 HUF||-14%|
|Project Engineer||431,000 HUF||-8%|
|Proposal Manager||523,000 HUF||+11%|
|Purchasing Engineer||370,000 HUF||-21%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||402,000 HUF||-14%|
|Rail Engineer||408,000 HUF||-13%|
|Robotics Engineer||486,000 HUF||+4%|
|Robotics Technician||351,000 HUF||-25%|
|Safety Engineer||404,000 HUF||-14%|
|Safety Inspector||310,000 HUF||-34%|
|Safety Manager||514,000 HUF||+9%|
|Safety Officer||206,000 HUF||-56%|
|Sales Engineer||443,000 HUF||-6%|
|Scheduling Engineer||362,000 HUF||-23%|
|Service Engineer||441,000 HUF||-6%|
|Solar Engineer||426,000 HUF||-9%|
|Staff Engineer||418,000 HUF||-11%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||416,000 HUF||-11%|
|Stationary Engineer||369,000 HUF||-21%|
|Stress Engineer||382,000 HUF||-19%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||402,000 HUF||-14%|
|Structural Designer||379,000 HUF||-19%|
|Structural Engineer||401,000 HUF||-15%|
|Structural Technician||262,000 HUF||-44%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||418,000 HUF||-11%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||203,000 HUF||-57%|
|Technical Assistant||202,000 HUF||-57%|
|Technical Engineer||366,000 HUF||-22%|
|Technical Support Engineer||372,000 HUF||-21%|
|Tender Engineer||376,000 HUF||-20%|
|Test Development Engineer||404,000 HUF||-14%|
|Transportation Engineer||383,000 HUF||-18%|
|Validation Engineer||379,000 HUF||-19%|
|Verification Engineer||399,000 HUF||-15%|
|Wastewater Engineer||408,000 HUF||-13%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||416,000 HUF||-11%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||543,000 HUF||+16%|
|Work Planner||288,000 HUF||-39%|