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Engineering Average Salaries in Albania 2023

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

Average Monthly Salary
81,100 ALL
( 973,000 ALL yearly)


A person working in Engineering in Albania typically earns around 81,100 ALL per month. Salaries range from 25,700 ALL (lowest average) to 172,000 ALL (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 Engineer87,000 ALL
Assembly Engineering Technician68,900 ALL
Assistant Chief Engineer100,000 ALL
Associate Engineer79,700 ALL
Autocad Operator56,000 ALL
Automation Engineer95,400 ALL
Avionic System Support Engineer88,000 ALL
Biochemical Engineer86,000 ALL
BMS Engineer83,900 ALL
Bridge and Lock Tender47,700 ALL
Broadcast Engineer89,800 ALL
CAD Design Engineer89,700 ALL
CAD Designer54,600 ALL
CAE Engineer86,600 ALL
Ceramics Engineer82,200 ALL
Civil Engineer93,100 ALL
Commissioning Engineer88,800 ALL
Communications Engineer99,400 ALL
Condition Monitoring Engineer77,400 ALL
Contract Associate Engineer87,600 ALL
Control Systems Engineer84,900 ALL
Controls Engineer82,800 ALL
Controls Software Engineer76,400 ALL
Corrosion Engineer81,700 ALL
Design Engineer92,700 ALL
Drafter53,300 ALL
Drafting Manager98,200 ALL
Drilling Engineer88,300 ALL
Electrical Draughtsman45,900 ALL
Electrical Engineer100,000 ALL
Electrical Engineering Manager131,000 ALL
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist93,300 ALL
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler45,700 ALL
Energy Engineer94,000 ALL
Engine Assembler40,600 ALL
Engineer96,800 ALL
Engineering Account Manager96,800 ALL
Engineering Chief Designer105,000 ALL
Engineering Consultant123,000 ALL
Engineering Key Account Manager133,000 ALL
Engineering Lab Technician80,300 ALL
Engineering Planning Manager128,000 ALL
Engineering Production Manager162,000 ALL
Engineering Project Analyst99,900 ALL
Engineering Project Coordinator 100,000 ALL
Engineering Project Director185,000 ALL
Engineering Project Manager119,000 ALL
Engineering Research and Development Manager146,000 ALL
Engineering Safety Coordinator68,600 ALL
Engineering Sales Manager118,000 ALL
Engineering Technician65,800 ALL
Engineering Technologist68,000 ALL
Environmental Engineer90,100 ALL
Equipment Engineer84,200 ALL
Equipment Engineering Manager122,000 ALL
Estimator74,200 ALL
Fabrication Specialist60,500 ALL
Fabricator39,000 ALL
Facade Engineer82,200 ALL
Fiber Analyst50,800 ALL
Field Engineer96,400 ALL
Field Engineering Manager157,000 ALL
Fire Engineer93,300 ALL
Fitter and Turner29,900 ALL
Forestry Strategic Planner104,000 ALL
Generation Engineer93,400 ALL
Genetic Engineer95,800 ALL
Geological Engineer92,200 ALL
Geotechnical Engineer89,900 ALL
Heavy Equipment Mechanic47,600 ALL
Highway Engineer84,400 ALL
HSE Professional84,900 ALL
HVAC Engineer90,400 ALL
HVAC Supervisor77,700 ALL
Industrial Engineer82,100 ALL
Industrial Engineering Technologist81,700 ALL
Instrument Engineer87,800 ALL
Instrumentation and Control Engineer89,900 ALL
Instrumentation Engineer86,700 ALL
Instrumentation Manager90,500 ALL
Irrigation Engineer83,100 ALL
Licensed Aircraft Engineer96,800 ALL
Locomotive Engineer88,500 ALL
Maintenance Engineer80,400 ALL
Maintenance Fitter30,600 ALL
Maintenance Manager84,800 ALL
Manufacturing Engineer82,800 ALL
Marine Engineer86,800 ALL
Materials Engineer84,800 ALL
Materials Researcher81,300 ALL
Materials Technician67,400 ALL
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer97,400 ALL
Mechanical Design Engineer90,200 ALL
Mechanical Designer73,300 ALL
Mechanical Engineer92,400 ALL
Mechanical Engineering Manager122,000 ALL
Mechanical Inspector84,600 ALL
Mechatronics Engineer93,700 ALL
Mining Engineer90,700 ALL
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer95,500 ALL
Optical Engineer82,300 ALL
Optical Instrument Assembler43,100 ALL
PCB Assembler31,100 ALL
Photonics Engineer98,600 ALL
Photonics Technician80,600 ALL
Pipeline Engineer82,100 ALL
Piping Designer48,800 ALL
Piping Engineer82,500 ALL
Planning Engineer86,800 ALL
Pressure Vessel Inspector40,300 ALL
Principal Cost Engineer85,600 ALL
Principal Engineer90,000 ALL
Principal Support Engineer90,300 ALL
Process Engineer86,900 ALL
Process Operator50,400 ALL
Product Development Engineer91,600 ALL
Product Development Technician61,300 ALL
Product Engineer91,900 ALL
Product Safety Engineer82,600 ALL
Production Engineer85,300 ALL
Project Engineer93,700 ALL
Proposal Manager110,000 ALL
Purchasing Engineer83,400 ALL
Quality Assurance Engineer87,900 ALL
Rail Engineer89,700 ALL
Robotics Engineer103,000 ALL
Robotics Technician74,500 ALL
Safety Engineer89,200 ALL
Safety Inspector71,000 ALL
Safety Manager100,000 ALL
Safety Officer46,500 ALL
Sales Engineer96,300 ALL
Scheduling Engineer84,100 ALL
Service Engineer93,100 ALL
Solar Engineer96,000 ALL
Staff Engineer91,700 ALL
Static Equipment Engineer88,300 ALL
Stationary Engineer80,200 ALL
Stress Engineer81,400 ALL
Structural Analysis Engineer86,100 ALL
Structural Designer75,000 ALL
Structural Engineer86,400 ALL
Structural Technician56,800 ALL
Supply Chain Specialist85,300 ALL
Surveyor66,600 ALL
Technical Affairs Officer43,800 ALL
Technical Assistant44,200 ALL
Technical Engineer75,700 ALL
Technical Support Engineer77,400 ALL
Tender Engineer75,800 ALL
Test Development Engineer85,600 ALL
Transportation Engineer84,900 ALL
Validation Engineer78,900 ALL
Verification Engineer83,800 ALL
Wastewater Engineer88,700 ALL
Wind Energy Engineer93,600 ALL
Wind Energy Operations Manager123,000 ALL
Work Planner61,400 ALL

Engineering Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Albania

Median and salary distribution Albania Engineering monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
82,400 ALL or more
10% of people earn
68,100 to 82,400 ALL
20% of people earn
36,600 ALL or less
65% of people earn
36,600 to 68,100 ALL
Minimum Salary
25,700 ALL
71,300 ALL
172,000 ALL

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Engineering salaries in Albania range from 25,700 ALL per month (starting average salary) to 172,000 ALL per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). This is not the minimum wage as per the law, only the lowest reported number in the salary survey that had thousands of participants and professionals from all over the country.

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 71,300 ALL per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 71,300 ALL while the other half are earning more than 71,300 ALL. 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 and Salary Scale

    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 53,400 ALL while 75% of them are earning more than 53,400 ALL. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 88,300 ALL while 25% are earning more than 88,300 ALL.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    We grouped the most common and recurring salaries into brackets to give more insight into what salary to expect. This method is more accurate than just the average salary and gives more insights on how salaries are actually distributed. Around 65% of all reported figures are in the range 36,600 ALL to 68,100 ALL. Approximatly 20% fall under the 36,600 ALL cap. Ten percent of wages are from 68,100 ALL to 82,400 ALL. Only 5% of people grossed 82,400 ALL or more.

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 Albania costs anywhere from 480,000 Lek(s) to 1,440,000 Lek(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.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender - 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 Albania who work in Engineering earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.

84,400 ALL
78,600 ALL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Albania for all Careers

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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Albania

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


Engineering professionals in Albania are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 5% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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.

Albania / All Professions

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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 Albania is 2%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Albania 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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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Albania

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Albania Engineering
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Engineering is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

67% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 33% 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.

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 Salary Forecast and Trend in Albania

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

Average Salary 2019
72,000 ALL
Average Salary 2020+4%
74,600 ALL
Average Salary 2021+2%
76,100 ALL
Average Salary 2022+3%
78,200 ALL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Engineering salaries in Albania are rising in the year 2023 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2022 are 3% higher than those of 2021. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2024 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

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Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Albania

470 ALL per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Albania is 470 ALL. This means that the average person in Albania earns approximately 470 ALL for every worked hour.

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

About The Hourly Pay Rate

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.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

This minimum pay rate per hour for a person in Albania is 150 ALL. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

81,100 ALL
96,100 ALL
Average Salary
Average Salary
All Jobs

The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.

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Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berat78,700 ALL
Durres88,700 ALL
Elbasan85,500 ALL
Fier82,300 ALL
Gjirokaster77,400 ALL
Korca80,800 ALL
Lezhe74,500 ALL
Sarande75,900 ALL
Shkodra84,300 ALL
Tirana90,100 ALL
Vlore87,700 ALL

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 Albania earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
91,300 ALL
Public Sector+14%
104,000 ALL
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary for Engineering in Albania?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 71,300 ALL and 88,300 ALL. This is a very rough estimate and your experience and education will play a very huge part into your final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salart after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for Engineering in Albania is ranges from 53,400 ALL to 88,300 ALL. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range in a grain of salt.

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

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