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Engineering Average Salaries in Cairo 2021

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


Average Monthly Salary
8,250 EGP
( 99,100 EGP yearly)

LOW
2,620
EGP
AVERAGE
8,250
EGP
HIGH
17,500
EGP

A person working in Engineering in Cairo typically earns around 8,250 EGP per month. Salaries range from 2,620 EGP (lowest average) to 17,500 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.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer8,560 EGP
Assembly Engineering Technician7,030 EGP
Assistant Chief Engineer9,510 EGP
Associate Engineer7,710 EGP
Autocad Operator5,710 EGP
Automation Engineer9,170 EGP
Avionic System Support Engineer8,570 EGP
Biochemical Engineer8,000 EGP
BMS Engineer8,330 EGP
Bridge and Lock Tender4,700 EGP
Broadcast Engineer8,350 EGP
CAD Design Engineer8,610 EGP
CAD Designer5,380 EGP
CAE Engineer8,610 EGP
Ceramics Engineer8,020 EGP
Civil Engineer9,330 EGP
Commissioning Engineer8,880 EGP
Communications Engineer9,500 EGP
Condition Monitoring Engineer7,350 EGP
Contract Associate Engineer8,150 EGP
Control Systems Engineer8,700 EGP
Controls Engineer8,350 EGP
Controls Software Engineer8,030 EGP
Corrosion Engineer8,340 EGP
Design Engineer8,620 EGP
Drafter5,220 EGP
Drafting Manager9,900 EGP
Drilling Engineer8,450 EGP
Electrical Draughtsman4,230 EGP
Electrical Engineer9,850 EGP
Electrical Engineering Manager12,000 EGP
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist8,960 EGP
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler4,510 EGP
Energy Engineer8,840 EGP
Engine Assembler3,820 EGP
Engineer9,100 EGP
Engineering Account Manager10,100 EGP
Engineering Chief Designer9,650 EGP
Engineering Consultant12,200 EGP
Engineering Key Account Manager12,100 EGP
Engineering Lab Technician8,400 EGP
Engineering Planning Manager12,100 EGP
Engineering Production Manager15,000 EGP
Engineering Project Analyst10,200 EGP
Engineering Project Coordinator 10,400 EGP
Engineering Project Director18,400 EGP
Engineering Project Manager12,200 EGP
Engineering Research and Development Manager13,700 EGP
Engineering Safety Coordinator6,760 EGP
Engineering Sales Manager12,000 EGP
Engineering Technician6,760 EGP
Engineering Technologist6,900 EGP
Environmental Engineer8,700 EGP
Equipment Engineer8,340 EGP
Equipment Engineering Manager11,200 EGP
Estimator7,190 EGP
Fabrication Specialist5,990 EGP
Fabricator3,970 EGP
Facade Engineer8,370 EGP
Fiber Analyst5,150 EGP
Field Engineer9,130 EGP
Field Engineering Manager15,300 EGP
Fire Engineer8,840 EGP
Fitter and Turner2,910 EGP
Forestry Strategic Planner9,940 EGP
Generation Engineer9,180 EGP
Genetic Engineer9,460 EGP
Geological Engineer9,330 EGP
Geotechnical Engineer8,980 EGP
Heavy Equipment Mechanic4,770 EGP
Highway Engineer8,670 EGP
HSE Professional8,490 EGP
HVAC Engineer9,540 EGP
HVAC Supervisor8,340 EGP
Industrial Engineer8,040 EGP
Industrial Engineering Technologist8,460 EGP
Instrument Engineer8,250 EGP
Instrumentation and Control Engineer8,690 EGP
Instrumentation Engineer8,950 EGP
Instrumentation Manager8,340 EGP
Irrigation Engineer8,370 EGP
Licensed Aircraft Engineer9,520 EGP
Locomotive Engineer8,460 EGP
Maintenance Engineer8,320 EGP
Maintenance Fitter2,960 EGP
Maintenance Manager9,020 EGP
Manufacturing Engineer8,800 EGP
Marine Engineer8,570 EGP
Materials Engineer8,610 EGP
Materials Researcher8,250 EGP
Materials Technician6,390 EGP
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer9,240 EGP
Mechanical Design Engineer9,360 EGP
Mechanical Designer7,800 EGP
Mechanical Engineer9,640 EGP
Mechanical Engineering Manager11,800 EGP
Mechanical Inspector8,800 EGP
Mechatronics Engineer9,070 EGP
Mining Engineer8,760 EGP
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer9,770 EGP
Optical Engineer8,450 EGP
Optical Instrument Assembler4,540 EGP
PCB Assembler3,190 EGP
Photonics Engineer9,270 EGP
Photonics Technician7,790 EGP
Pipeline Engineer7,860 EGP
Piping Designer4,800 EGP
Piping Engineer8,340 EGP
Planning Engineer8,820 EGP
Pressure Vessel Inspector4,320 EGP
Principal Cost Engineer8,550 EGP
Principal Engineer8,460 EGP
Principal Support Engineer8,730 EGP
Process Engineer8,250 EGP
Process Operator4,940 EGP
Product Development Engineer8,950 EGP
Product Development Technician6,130 EGP
Product Engineer9,220 EGP
Product Safety Engineer8,150 EGP
Production Engineer8,670 EGP
Project Engineer9,650 EGP
Proposal Manager10,900 EGP
Purchasing Engineer7,690 EGP
Quality Assurance Engineer8,430 EGP
Rail Engineer8,840 EGP
Robotics Engineer9,550 EGP
Robotics Technician7,130 EGP
Safety Engineer9,020 EGP
Safety Inspector7,100 EGP
Safety Manager10,200 EGP
Safety Officer4,370 EGP
Sales Engineer9,730 EGP
Scheduling Engineer8,260 EGP
Service Engineer8,840 EGP
Solar Engineer9,030 EGP
Staff Engineer8,690 EGP
Static Equipment Engineer8,450 EGP
Stationary Engineer8,260 EGP
Stress Engineer8,330 EGP
Structural Analysis Engineer8,180 EGP
Structural Designer7,490 EGP
Structural Engineer8,440 EGP
Structural Technician5,700 EGP
Supply Chain Specialist8,180 EGP
Surveyor6,810 EGP
Technical Affairs Officer4,370 EGP
Technical Assistant4,320 EGP
Technical Engineer7,880 EGP
Technical Support Engineer7,350 EGP
Tender Engineer7,790 EGP
Test Development Engineer8,530 EGP
Transportation Engineer7,980 EGP
Validation Engineer7,630 EGP
Verification Engineer8,570 EGP
Wastewater Engineer8,960 EGP
Wind Energy Engineer8,460 EGP
Wind Energy Operations Manager11,400 EGP
Work Planner6,290 EGP

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Cairo

Median and salary distribution monthly Cairo Engineering
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Engineering salaries in Cairo range from 2,620 EGP per month (minimum average salary) to 17,500 EGP per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 8,090 EGP per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 8,090 EGP while the other half are earning more than 8,090 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.

  • Percentiles

    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 4,820 EGP while 75% of them are earning more than 4,820 EGP. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 12,500 EGP while 25% are earning more than 12,500 EGP.


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

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 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.

Engineering Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender monthly Egypt 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 Egypt who work in Engineering earn 19% more than their female counterparts on average.

Male
8,480 EGP
Female-16%
7,120 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Egypt for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly Egypt
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Engineering Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Egypt

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

Engineering

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.

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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.

Egypt / All Professions

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 Egypt is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2020

Banking
1%
Energy
2%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
4%
Travel
5%
Construction
6%
Education
7%

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.


Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Engineering Bonus and Incentive Rates in Egypt

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Egypt Engineering
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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.

Received Bonus
51%
No Bonus
49%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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 Hourly Average Wage in Cairo


48 EGP per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Cairo is 48 EGP. This means that the average person in Cairo earns approximately 48 EGP for every worked hour.


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

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.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

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

Cairo VS Egypt

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We compared Engineering salaries in Cairo and Egypt and we found that Cairo salaries are 6% more than those of Egypt.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Alexandria7,500 EGP
Cairo8,250 EGP
Sharm el-Sheikh7,080 EGP

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 Egypt earn 6% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
8,900 EGP
Public Sector+6%
9,440 EGP
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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