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Engineering Average Salaries in Buenos Aires 2024

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Buenos Aires?

Average Monthly Salary
44,100 ARS
( 529,000 ARS yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
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 salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Engineering in Buenos Aires typically earns around 44,100 ARS. Salaries range from 13,900 ARS (lowest average) to 92,900 ARS (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Engineering domain in Buenos Aires exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
3D Printing Engineer40,500 ARS
Acoustics Engineer43,300 ARS
Assembly Engineering Technician33,800 ARS
Assistant Chief Engineer51,800 ARS
Associate Engineer39,000 ARS
AutoCAD Drafter27,100 ARS
Autocad Operator27,500 ARS
Automation Engineer48,800 ARS
Automation Engineer46,100 ARS
Avionic System Support Engineer42,300 ARS
Biochemical Engineer40,400 ARS
BMS Engineer44,300 ARS
Bridge and Lock Tender24,400 ARS
Broadcast Engineer45,600 ARS
CAD Design Engineer47,000 ARS
CAD Designer27,200 ARS
CAE Engineer43,500 ARS
Ceramics Engineer40,500 ARS
Chemical Engineer46,000 ARS
Civil Drafter28,500 ARS
Civil Engineer48,400 ARS
Civil Site Engineer45,300 ARS
Civil Technician28,300 ARS
Cognitive Engineer44,300 ARS
Commissioning Engineer42,700 ARS
Communications Engineer48,000 ARS
Condition Monitoring Engineer40,100 ARS
Contract Associate Engineer41,200 ARS
Contract Engineer43,600 ARS
Control Systems Engineer42,900 ARS
Controls Engineer45,600 ARS
Controls Software Engineer40,600 ARS
Corrosion Engineer40,100 ARS
Design Engineer45,900 ARS
Director of Engineering95,600 ARS
Drafter28,500 ARS
Drafting Manager50,000 ARS
Drilling Engineer46,000 ARS
Drilling Foreman14,100 ARS
Electrical Draughtsman23,100 ARS
Electrical Engineer49,800 ARS
Electrical Engineering Manager62,200 ARS
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist48,900 ARS
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler22,800 ARS
Energy Engineer49,400 ARS
Engine Assembler19,800 ARS
Engineer48,400 ARS
Engineering Account Manager49,900 ARS
Engineering Chief Designer50,000 ARS
Engineering Consultant60,400 ARS
Engineering Key Account Manager64,500 ARS
Engineering Lab Technician41,400 ARS
Engineering Manager63,100 ARS
Engineering Planning Manager62,900 ARS
Engineering Production Manager83,700 ARS
Engineering Project Analyst54,500 ARS
Engineering Project Coordinator 55,100 ARS
Engineering Project Director90,600 ARS
Engineering Project Leader58,200 ARS
Engineering Project Manager63,300 ARS
Engineering Research and Development Manager71,000 ARS
Engineering Safety Coordinator35,100 ARS
Engineering Sales Manager60,800 ARS
Engineering Technician35,100 ARS
Engineering Technologist35,800 ARS
Environmental Engineer42,900 ARS
Equipment Engineer42,200 ARS
Equipment Engineering Manager58,300 ARS
Estimator37,300 ARS
Fabrication Specialist31,900 ARS
Fabricator21,600 ARS
Facade Engineer44,500 ARS
Fiber Analyst27,400 ARS
Field Engineer48,500 ARS
Field Engineering Manager75,500 ARS
Fire Engineer47,000 ARS
Fitter and Turner14,300 ARS
Forestry Strategic Planner51,500 ARS
Generation Engineer47,600 ARS
Genetic Engineer47,800 ARS
Geological Engineer46,000 ARS
Geotechnical Engineer50,200 ARS
Heavy Equipment Mechanic24,100 ARS
Highway Engineer45,000 ARS
HSE Professional40,900 ARS
Human Machine Interface Engineer41,900 ARS
HVAC Engineer50,700 ARS
HVAC Supervisor42,200 ARS
Industrial Engineer43,900 ARS
Industrial Engineering Technologist42,800 ARS
Instrument Engineer45,000 ARS
Instrument Technician24,300 ARS
Instrumentation and Control Engineer46,200 ARS
Instrumentation Designer37,700 ARS
Instrumentation Engineer44,100 ARS
Instrumentation Manager46,600 ARS
Irrigation Engineer42,300 ARS
Licensed Aircraft Engineer46,900 ARS
Locomotive Engineer42,800 ARS
Maintenance Engineer43,200 ARS
Maintenance Fitter15,400 ARS
Maintenance Manager46,800 ARS
Manufacturing Engineer42,400 ARS
Marine Engineer46,700 ARS
Materials Engineer43,500 ARS
Materials Researcher42,800 ARS
Materials Technician33,900 ARS
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer46,700 ARS
Mechanical Design Engineer47,300 ARS
Mechanical Designer40,400 ARS
Mechanical Engineer50,000 ARS
Mechanical Engineering Manager63,000 ARS
Mechanical Inspector42,400 ARS
Mechatronics Engineer49,500 ARS
Mining Engineer46,600 ARS
Nanotechnology Engineer46,200 ARS
Natural Language Processing Engineer48,500 ARS
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer49,400 ARS
Optical Engineer43,800 ARS
Optical Instrument Assembler24,100 ARS
PCB Assembler17,000 ARS
Photonics Engineer51,800 ARS
Photonics Technician40,400 ARS
Pipeline Engineer41,800 ARS
Piping Designer23,700 ARS
Piping Engineer42,200 ARS
Planning Engineer48,000 ARS
Pressure Vessel Inspector21,900 ARS
Principal Cost Engineer47,800 ARS
Principal Engineer46,200 ARS
Principal Support Engineer44,100 ARS
Process Engineer42,800 ARS
Process Operator27,000 ARS
Product Development Engineer47,600 ARS
Product Development Technician34,300 ARS
Product Engineer45,500 ARS
Product Safety Engineer41,200 ARS
Production Engineer47,200 ARS
Project Engineer48,800 ARS
Proposal Manager58,000 ARS
Purchasing Engineer42,000 ARS
Quality Assurance Engineer43,700 ARS
Rail Engineer47,000 ARS
Regional Field Engineer51,300 ARS
Remote Sensing Engineer44,400 ARS
Robotics Engineer50,800 ARS
Robotics Technician38,800 ARS
Safety Engineer44,500 ARS
Safety Inspector34,200 ARS
Safety Manager54,200 ARS
Safety Officer23,900 ARS
Sales Engineer49,200 ARS
Scheduling Engineer42,800 ARS
Security Engineer48,000 ARS
Service Engineer47,000 ARS
Smart Home Engineer49,500 ARS
Solar Engineer49,300 ARS
Staff Engineer46,200 ARS
Static Equipment Engineer46,000 ARS
Stationary Engineer41,800 ARS
Stress Engineer42,100 ARS
Structural Analysis Engineer42,400 ARS
Structural Designer38,800 ARS
Structural Engineer44,900 ARS
Structural Technician28,100 ARS
Subsea Engineer58,500 ARS
Supply Chain Specialist44,700 ARS
Surveyor35,300 ARS
Technical Affairs Officer23,200 ARS
Technical Assistant22,400 ARS
Technical Engineer37,900 ARS
Technical Support Engineer40,100 ARS
Tender Engineer40,400 ARS
Test Development Engineer46,400 ARS
Test Engineer45,100 ARS
Transportation Engineer44,600 ARS
Urban Engineer44,600 ARS
Validation Engineer41,600 ARS
Verification Engineer44,400 ARS
Wastewater Engineer45,300 ARS
Wind Energy Engineer46,200 ARS
Wind Energy Operations Manager57,700 ARS
Wireless Engineer48,900 ARS
Work Planner31,800 ARS

Engineering Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Buenos Aires

Median and salary distribution Buenos Aires Engineering monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
45,000 ARS or more
10% of people earn
37,200 to 45,000 ARS
20% of people earn
20,000 ARS or less
65% of people earn
20,000 to 37,200 ARS
Minimum Salary
13,900 ARS
39,200 ARS
92,900 ARS

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

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Engineering in Buenos Aires range from 13,900 ARS (starting average salary) to 92,900 ARS (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Engineering is 39,200 ARS, implying that half of the workforce in Buenos Aires earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Engineering in Buenos Aires earn less than 29,300 ARS, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 48,500 ARS, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Engineering in Buenos Aires. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 20,000 ARS to 37,200 ARS. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 20,000 ARS mark, while 10% ranged from 37,200 ARS to 45,000 ARS. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 45,000 ARS or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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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 in Engineering in Buenos Aires 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.

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.
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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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.

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 degree levels across many jobs in Engineering in Buenos Aires, 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 certificate 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 Argentina costs anywhere from 227,000 ARS to 680,000 ARS and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they 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 to 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 the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Engineering / Buenos Aires

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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? In the field of Engineering in Argentina, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 9%.

39,900 ARS
36,800 ARS
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Argentina for all Careers

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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Engineering / Buenos Aires

How much are annual salary increments in Buenos Aires for individuals working in Engineering? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Engineering in Argentina are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately % every months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 17 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Argentina Engineering
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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.

Argentina / 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 rare 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 Argentina is 6%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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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.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Engineering / Argentina

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Argentina Engineering
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100% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while % said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from % to % 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.

Hourly Average Wage / Engineering / Buenos Aires

250 ARS per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Engineering in Buenos Aires is 250 ARS.This is the rate they get paid 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 fixed 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?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Engineering in Buenos Aires is 80 ARS. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Avellaneda38,600 ARS
Bahia Blanca41,100 ARS
Buenos Aires44,100 ARS
Cordoba43,700 ARS
Corrientes41,400 ARS
La Plata43,100 ARS
Lanus39,100 ARS
Mar del Plata42,800 ARS
Mendoza37,800 ARS
Neuquen39,700 ARS
Quilmes39,500 ARS
Resistencia40,500 ARS
Rosario43,400 ARS
Salta42,000 ARS
San Juan37,600 ARS
San Miguel de Tucuman42,300 ARS
Santa Fe41,600 ARS
Santiago del Estero40,200 ARS

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in Argentina is 7% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
43,700 ARS
Public Sector+7%
46,600 ARS
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 in Engineering in Buenos Aires?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 39,200 ARS and 48,500 ARS. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the 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 salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Engineering in Buenos Aires ranges from 13,900 ARS to 29,300 ARS. 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 with 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 the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn 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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