Engineer Salaries - International Comparison

 
Job Description:   The power distribution and transmission engineer job includes the following responsibilities: (i) designs electrical engineering systems and equipment; (ii) studies operating requirements for electric power distribution and transmission equipment; (iii) consults with specialised electrical engineers, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, physicists and industrial designers; (iv) advises clients and employer on power transmission matters; (v) supervises installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical equipment [9].

The chemical engineer job includes the following responsibilities: (i) researches on new chemical engineering problems and processes of matter; (ii) studies existing processes used and their production levels; (iii) supervises construction and installation of plant and equipment; (iv) advises clients and employer on chemical engineering matters; (v) carries out operational research relating to quality technique; [9].

 
Methodology:   Unless otherwise indicated, the gross income is obtained from data provided to the International Labour Organization [9] by government agencies (Statistics Canada, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Statistics Finland, etc). The compulsory deductions include income tax, municipal tax, provincial/state income tax, social security (pension plan, medicare), compulsory additional insurance, etc. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and are obtained from income tax calculators [t], social security withholdings, the OECD Tax Database [k], or other sources. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
 
    
 

Engineer Job Average Salary

Country  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ [a] [d] Notes, Source                                                                               Gross Monthly Job Income Compulsory Deductions Weekly Hours
 
U.S. average salary PPP $ 4,710 $ 4,710 Chemical engineer, Full-time and part-time employees, 2005. U.S. Department of Labor, [t]. 6,197 dollars 24% 40.0
Taiwan average income PPP $ 4,070 $ 2,179 Full-time and part-time employees, 2004. Petroleum and natural gas engineer. National Statistics Republic of China, [9]. 81,183 dollars 13% 41.4
UK median salary PPP $ 3,832 $ 4,225 Chemical engineer, April 2004. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 3,200 pounds 30% 36.8
Brazil average income PPP $ 3,687 $ 1,481 Employees, petroleum and natural gas engineer, Dec 2004. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 5,246 reals 20% 44.0
Australia average income PPP $ 3,375 $ 3,312 Chemical engineer, May 2004. Normal hours from collective agreements. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 5,820 dollars 25% 38.9
Germany average salary PPP $ 3,146 $ 3,397 Chemical engineer, Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t]. 4,196 euros 35% 37.5
Canada average income PPP $ 2,967 $ 2,965 Power distribution and transmission engineer, 2005. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 5,610 dollars 36% 31.5
Korea average salary PPP $ 2,762 $ 2,190 Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. All engineers. Korea Ministry of Labour, [9]. 2,510,347 wons 11% 39.8
Portugal average salary PPP $ 2,594 $ 2,080 Chemical engineers, 2003. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 2,372 euros 27% 38.7
Peru average salary PPP $ 2,560 $ 1,176 Employees, power distribution and transmission engineer, June 2005. Men only. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informatica, [9]. 5,077 sols 24%
Finland average salary PPP $ 2,544 $ 3,038 Chemical engineer, normal hours of work, 2004. Men only. Women make 3,540 euros per month. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 3,706 euros 36% 37.9
Thailand average salary PPP $ 2,369 $ 756 Chemical engineer. Men employees, 2005. Women make 30,000 bahts per month. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 32,655 bahts 7% 48.0
Italy average salary PPP $ 2,332 $ 2,518 Power distribution and transmission engineer, normal hours of work, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 3,159 euros 36% 38.0
Japan average salary PPP $ 2,152 $ 2,530 Excl. overtime and bonus, 2005. System engineer. Men only; women: 293,000 yens/month. Private establishments with 10 or more regular employees. Japan Statistical Yearbook [17], [k]. 335,000 yens 17%
Kuwait average income PPP $ 2,104 $ 2,627 Power distribution and transmission engineer. Men employees, 2004. Kuwait Ministry of Planning, [9]. 750 dinars 0% 42.0
Hungary average salary PPP $ 2,055 $ 1,304 Chemical engineers, May 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 471,424 forints 45%
Singapore average salary PPP $ 1,889 $ 1,731 Chemical engineer, employees, private sector, 2004. Ministry of Manpower, [9], [t]. 3,642 dollars 22%
Austria average salary PPP $ 1,882 $ 1,499 Chemical engineer, 2001. Men only. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), [9], [t]. 2,231 euros 32% 38.0
Philippines average salary PPP $ 1,827 $ 406 Employees, chemical engineer, 2004. National Statistics Office, [9], [t]. 27,899 pesos 21%
Mexico average income PPP $ 1,562 $ 1,081 Employees, chemical engineer, 2002. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informatica (INEGI), [9], [k]. 11,427 pesos 16% 51.0
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 1,540 $ 1,006 Chemical engineer, Excl. bonuses, 2005. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 33,851 korunas 29% 36.9
Latvia average income PPP $ 1,397 $ 621 Chemical engineer, adult full-time and part-time employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 488 lats 29% 39.7
Slovakia average income PPP $ 1,359 $ 699 Employees, chemical engineer, 2004. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k]. 27,960 korunas 22% 32.6
Poland average income PPP $ 1,240 $ 664 Employees, power distribution and transmission engineer, 2004. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 3,600 zlotys 35% 41.0
China average salary PPP $ 1,076 $ 252 Employees, power distribution and transmission engineer, 2005. National Bureau of Statistics of China, [9]. 2,243 yuans 8%
Lithuania average salary PPP $ 1,012 $ 385 Employees, power distribution and transmission engineer, men, 2002. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 1,826 litas 29%
Russia average salary PPP $ 813 $ 325 Employees, petroleum and natural gas engineer, men, 2004. Federal State Statistics Office, [9]. 10,445 roubles 13% 40.0
Romania average salary PPP $ 712 $ 365 Chemical engineer. Men employees, 2005. Women make 1,384 new lei per month. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 1,505 new lei 30% 38.8
 

References

 
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
[t]   Net income from gross income (calculators, tables): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, U.S., Singapore.
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
[17]   Japan Statistical Yearbook, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 2006.