A person working in Engineering in Egypt typically earns around 7,760 EGP per month. Salaries range from 2,460 EGP (lowest average) to 16,400 EGP (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||7,830 EGP|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||6,400 EGP|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||8,960 EGP|
|Associate Engineer||7,260 EGP|
|Autocad Operator||5,200 EGP|
|Automation Engineer||8,760 EGP|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||7,360 EGP|
|Biochemical Engineer||7,680 EGP|
|BMS Engineer||7,770 EGP|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||4,420 EGP|
|Broadcast Engineer||7,560 EGP|
|CAD Design Engineer||8,150 EGP|
|CAD Designer||4,770 EGP|
|CAE Engineer||7,910 EGP|
|Ceramics Engineer||7,070 EGP|
|Civil Engineer||8,510 EGP|
|Commissioning Engineer||7,780 EGP|
|Communications Engineer||8,900 EGP|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||6,930 EGP|
|Contract Associate Engineer||7,820 EGP|
|Control Systems Engineer||8,130 EGP|
|Controls Engineer||8,030 EGP|
|Controls Software Engineer||7,030 EGP|
|Corrosion Engineer||7,600 EGP|
|Design Engineer||8,150 EGP|
|Drafting Manager||9,120 EGP|
|Drilling Engineer||7,470 EGP|
|Electrical Draughtsman||4,090 EGP|
|Electrical Engineer||9,000 EGP|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||11,400 EGP|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||8,490 EGP|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||3,990 EGP|
|Energy Engineer||8,520 EGP|
|Engine Assembler||3,530 EGP|
|Engineering Account Manager||8,910 EGP|
|Engineering Chief Designer||9,460 EGP|
|Engineering Consultant||11,000 EGP|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||11,000 EGP|
|Engineering Lab Technician||7,390 EGP|
|Engineering Planning Manager||11,600 EGP|
|Engineering Production Manager||13,900 EGP|
|Engineering Project Analyst||9,040 EGP|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||9,490 EGP|
|Engineering Project Director||16,400 EGP|
|Engineering Project Manager||11,200 EGP|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||12,600 EGP|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||6,350 EGP|
|Engineering Sales Manager||10,400 EGP|
|Engineering Technician||6,220 EGP|
|Engineering Technologist||6,320 EGP|
|Environmental Engineer||7,970 EGP|
|Equipment Engineer||7,160 EGP|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||11,000 EGP|
|Fabrication Specialist||5,770 EGP|
|Facade Engineer||7,870 EGP|
|Fiber Analyst||4,530 EGP|
|Field Engineer||8,390 EGP|
|Field Engineering Manager||13,100 EGP|
|Fire Engineer||8,110 EGP|
|Fitter and Turner||2,500 EGP|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||9,560 EGP|
|Generation Engineer||8,050 EGP|
|Genetic Engineer||8,370 EGP|
|Geological Engineer||7,860 EGP|
|Geotechnical Engineer||8,830 EGP|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||4,110 EGP|
|Highway Engineer||7,980 EGP|
|HSE Professional||7,440 EGP|
|HVAC Engineer||8,220 EGP|
|HVAC Supervisor||7,600 EGP|
|Industrial Engineer||7,930 EGP|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||7,620 EGP|
|Instrument Engineer||7,500 EGP|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||7,500 EGP|
|Instrumentation Engineer||7,850 EGP|
|Instrumentation Manager||7,720 EGP|
|Irrigation Engineer||7,720 EGP|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||8,210 EGP|
|Locomotive Engineer||7,930 EGP|
|Maintenance Engineer||7,180 EGP|
|Maintenance Fitter||2,860 EGP|
|Maintenance Manager||7,600 EGP|
|Manufacturing Engineer||7,860 EGP|
|Marine Engineer||7,920 EGP|
|Materials Engineer||7,440 EGP|
|Materials Researcher||7,560 EGP|
|Materials Technician||5,860 EGP|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||8,350 EGP|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||8,420 EGP|
|Mechanical Designer||6,570 EGP|
|Mechanical Engineer||8,620 EGP|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||11,000 EGP|
|Mechanical Inspector||7,560 EGP|
|Mechatronics Engineer||8,900 EGP|
|Mining Engineer||7,570 EGP|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||8,760 EGP|
|Optical Engineer||7,780 EGP|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||3,910 EGP|
|PCB Assembler||2,820 EGP|
|Photonics Engineer||8,930 EGP|
|Photonics Technician||7,030 EGP|
|Pipeline Engineer||7,250 EGP|
|Piping Designer||4,140 EGP|
|Piping Engineer||7,450 EGP|
|Planning Engineer||7,950 EGP|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||3,940 EGP|
|Principal Cost Engineer||8,410 EGP|
|Principal Engineer||7,700 EGP|
|Principal Support Engineer||8,210 EGP|
|Process Engineer||7,660 EGP|
|Process Operator||4,870 EGP|
|Product Development Engineer||8,580 EGP|
|Product Development Technician||6,030 EGP|
|Product Engineer||8,290 EGP|
|Product Safety Engineer||7,210 EGP|
|Production Engineer||7,820 EGP|
|Project Engineer||8,120 EGP|
|Proposal Manager||10,500 EGP|
|Purchasing Engineer||7,430 EGP|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||8,100 EGP|
|Rail Engineer||7,950 EGP|
|Robotics Engineer||9,030 EGP|
|Robotics Technician||6,300 EGP|
|Safety Engineer||7,600 EGP|
|Safety Inspector||6,220 EGP|
|Safety Manager||9,580 EGP|
|Safety Officer||3,980 EGP|
|Sales Engineer||8,690 EGP|
|Scheduling Engineer||7,250 EGP|
|Service Engineer||8,690 EGP|
|Solar Engineer||8,210 EGP|
|Staff Engineer||7,980 EGP|
|Static Equipment Engineer||7,470 EGP|
|Stationary Engineer||6,950 EGP|
|Stress Engineer||7,470 EGP|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||7,600 EGP|
|Structural Designer||7,060 EGP|
|Structural Engineer||8,100 EGP|
|Structural Technician||5,120 EGP|
|Supply Chain Specialist||7,750 EGP|
|Technical Affairs Officer||3,940 EGP|
|Technical Assistant||3,910 EGP|
|Technical Engineer||6,760 EGP|
|Technical Support Engineer||6,930 EGP|
|Tender Engineer||7,170 EGP|
|Test Development Engineer||8,160 EGP|
|Transportation Engineer||7,700 EGP|
|Validation Engineer||7,480 EGP|
|Verification Engineer||7,360 EGP|
|Wastewater Engineer||8,000 EGP|
|Wind Energy Engineer||7,860 EGP|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||11,000 EGP|
|Work Planner||5,640 EGP|
Engineering salaries in Egypt range from 2,460 EGP per month (minimum average salary) to 16,400 EGP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 7,610 EGP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 7,610 EGP while the other half are earning more than 7,610 EGP. 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 4,530 EGP while 75% of them are earning more than 4,530 EGP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 11,800 EGP while 25% are earning more than 11,800 EGP.
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 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 Egypt costs anywhere from 46,000 Egyptian Pound(s) to 138,000 Egyptian Pound(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 Egypt who work in Engineering earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.
Engineering professionals in Egypt are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 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 Egypt for the year 2020. 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.
Engineering is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.
49% of surveyed staff in Engineering reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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.
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 Engineering is 16% less than that of All Jobs.
|Sharm el-Sheikh||7,080 EGP|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Egypt earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.