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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||87,000 ALL|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||68,900 ALL|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||100,000 ALL|
|Associate Engineer||79,700 ALL|
|Autocad Operator||56,000 ALL|
|Automation Engineer||95,400 ALL|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||88,000 ALL|
|Biochemical Engineer||86,000 ALL|
|BMS Engineer||83,900 ALL|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||47,700 ALL|
|Broadcast Engineer||89,800 ALL|
|CAD Design Engineer||89,700 ALL|
|CAD Designer||54,600 ALL|
|CAE Engineer||86,600 ALL|
|Ceramics Engineer||82,200 ALL|
|Civil Engineer||93,100 ALL|
|Commissioning Engineer||88,800 ALL|
|Communications Engineer||99,400 ALL|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||77,400 ALL|
|Contract Associate Engineer||87,600 ALL|
|Control Systems Engineer||84,900 ALL|
|Controls Engineer||82,800 ALL|
|Controls Software Engineer||76,400 ALL|
|Corrosion Engineer||81,700 ALL|
|Design Engineer||92,700 ALL|
|Drafting Manager||98,200 ALL|
|Drilling Engineer||88,300 ALL|
|Electrical Draughtsman||45,900 ALL|
|Electrical Engineer||100,000 ALL|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||131,000 ALL|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||93,300 ALL|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||45,700 ALL|
|Energy Engineer||94,000 ALL|
|Engine Assembler||40,600 ALL|
|Engineering Account Manager||96,800 ALL|
|Engineering Chief Designer||105,000 ALL|
|Engineering Consultant||123,000 ALL|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||133,000 ALL|
|Engineering Lab Technician||80,300 ALL|
|Engineering Planning Manager||128,000 ALL|
|Engineering Production Manager||162,000 ALL|
|Engineering Project Analyst||99,900 ALL|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||100,000 ALL|
|Engineering Project Director||185,000 ALL|
|Engineering Project Manager||119,000 ALL|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||146,000 ALL|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||68,600 ALL|
|Engineering Sales Manager||118,000 ALL|
|Engineering Technician||65,800 ALL|
|Engineering Technologist||68,000 ALL|
|Environmental Engineer||90,100 ALL|
|Equipment Engineer||84,200 ALL|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||122,000 ALL|
|Fabrication Specialist||60,500 ALL|
|Facade Engineer||82,200 ALL|
|Fiber Analyst||50,800 ALL|
|Field Engineer||96,400 ALL|
|Field Engineering Manager||157,000 ALL|
|Fire Engineer||93,300 ALL|
|Fitter and Turner||29,900 ALL|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||104,000 ALL|
|Generation Engineer||93,400 ALL|
|Genetic Engineer||95,800 ALL|
|Geological Engineer||92,200 ALL|
|Geotechnical Engineer||89,900 ALL|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||47,600 ALL|
|Highway Engineer||84,400 ALL|
|HSE Professional||84,900 ALL|
|HVAC Engineer||90,400 ALL|
|HVAC Supervisor||77,700 ALL|
|Industrial Engineer||82,100 ALL|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||81,700 ALL|
|Instrument Engineer||87,800 ALL|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||89,900 ALL|
|Instrumentation Engineer||86,700 ALL|
|Instrumentation Manager||90,500 ALL|
|Irrigation Engineer||83,100 ALL|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||96,800 ALL|
|Locomotive Engineer||88,500 ALL|
|Maintenance Engineer||80,400 ALL|
|Maintenance Fitter||30,600 ALL|
|Maintenance Manager||84,800 ALL|
|Manufacturing Engineer||82,800 ALL|
|Marine Engineer||86,800 ALL|
|Materials Engineer||84,800 ALL|
|Materials Researcher||81,300 ALL|
|Materials Technician||67,400 ALL|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||97,400 ALL|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||90,200 ALL|
|Mechanical Designer||73,300 ALL|
|Mechanical Engineer||92,400 ALL|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||122,000 ALL|
|Mechanical Inspector||84,600 ALL|
|Mechatronics Engineer||93,700 ALL|
|Mining Engineer||90,700 ALL|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||95,500 ALL|
|Optical Engineer||82,300 ALL|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||43,100 ALL|
|PCB Assembler||31,100 ALL|
|Photonics Engineer||98,600 ALL|
|Photonics Technician||80,600 ALL|
|Pipeline Engineer||82,100 ALL|
|Piping Designer||48,800 ALL|
|Piping Engineer||82,500 ALL|
|Planning Engineer||86,800 ALL|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||40,300 ALL|
|Principal Cost Engineer||85,600 ALL|
|Principal Engineer||90,000 ALL|
|Principal Support Engineer||90,300 ALL|
|Process Engineer||86,900 ALL|
|Process Operator||50,400 ALL|
|Product Development Engineer||91,600 ALL|
|Product Development Technician||61,300 ALL|
|Product Engineer||91,900 ALL|
|Product Safety Engineer||82,600 ALL|
|Production Engineer||85,300 ALL|
|Project Engineer||93,700 ALL|
|Proposal Manager||110,000 ALL|
|Purchasing Engineer||83,400 ALL|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||87,900 ALL|
|Rail Engineer||89,700 ALL|
|Robotics Engineer||103,000 ALL|
|Robotics Technician||74,500 ALL|
|Safety Engineer||89,200 ALL|
|Safety Inspector||71,000 ALL|
|Safety Manager||100,000 ALL|
|Safety Officer||46,500 ALL|
|Sales Engineer||96,300 ALL|
|Scheduling Engineer||84,100 ALL|
|Service Engineer||93,100 ALL|
|Solar Engineer||96,000 ALL|
|Staff Engineer||91,700 ALL|
|Static Equipment Engineer||88,300 ALL|
|Stationary Engineer||80,200 ALL|
|Stress Engineer||81,400 ALL|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||86,100 ALL|
|Structural Designer||75,000 ALL|
|Structural Engineer||86,400 ALL|
|Structural Technician||56,800 ALL|
|Supply Chain Specialist||85,300 ALL|
|Technical Affairs Officer||43,800 ALL|
|Technical Assistant||44,200 ALL|
|Technical Engineer||75,700 ALL|
|Technical Support Engineer||77,400 ALL|
|Tender Engineer||75,800 ALL|
|Test Development Engineer||85,600 ALL|
|Transportation Engineer||84,900 ALL|
|Validation Engineer||78,900 ALL|
|Verification Engineer||83,800 ALL|
|Wastewater Engineer||88,700 ALL|
|Wind Energy Engineer||93,600 ALL|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||123,000 ALL|
|Work Planner||61,400 ALL|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
|Average Salary 2019|
|Average Salary 2020||+4%|
|Average Salary 2021||+2%|
|Average Salary 2022||+3%|
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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