Engineer Average Salary Income – International Comparison

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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.
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