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How Much Can You Earn as an Automotive Engineer? Hmmm... Though question to answer.
It's not that easy to get an Engineering degree, you need to put a lot of effort, and you need to study a lot. First of all, if you're not into math and logical thinking, engineering isn't the right place for you.
As an Automotive Engineer, you have plenty of job opportunities, but just like in any industry, it's really tough at the beginning when you don't have any working experience.
To gain experience at first, it would be highly recommended to attend internships or even work as a volunteer.
Now let's get a bit into numbers.
On average, a junior automotive engineer should expect anywhere from 1200 to 1700 euros per month in Europe, but it really depends on the country that you live in. Unfortunately, Romania has a low GDP, and as a junior Automotive Engineer here you are paid between 300 and 600 euros per month. I believe in the United States you could also expect around $1,500 at the beginning.
When you gain at least 3 years experience, things start to change. In Europe you should see over 2,000 euros.
Senior Automotive Engineers should expect around 3 to 4 thousand euros per month in Europe and around 3 to 5 thousand dollars in the United States.
I think the average salary for an Automotive Engineer around the world is around $2,500, which isn't that much in my opinion. You can make a decent living, but it won't make you a millionaire.
I would say that the maximum salary that you could earn as an Automotive Engineer is around $15,000 per month, but this happens only if you are in Elite positions. Something like a Chief Designer at BMW, or a Chief Project Manager at Lamborghini.
These kind of jobs are rare, so if you're planning to get into Engineering and get rich quickly, study something else.
The most common jobs that I've seen for Automotive Engineers are:
- designers in Computer Aided Design for car parts
- quality checkers
- work at Car Dealers or Car Shops
In Romania, if you have an Automotive Engineering degree, you have the rights to work as a MOT tester like I do. I don't know how things work in other countries, but I believe you have other opportunities as well.
Engineering isn't as paid as IT, programming or web development. Engineering is strictly for those who love science, and the automotive specialty is for those who love cars.
I absolutely denied working in a factory, I feel imprisoned there, honestly. I have studied Automotive Engineering, because I really have a passion for cars and I wanted to get a better understanding of them.
If you have the right mindset, you can make money in many other ways, a degree should just open your mind a little bit, but it shouldn't limit you.
Before I got into this Engineering thing, I had lots of plans, I thought I could work abroad for different companies, but trust me, elite jobs will never be available for regular people so easily.
The jobs that you will always find available are the hardest ones and the least paid.
I met people who had great jobs as Engineers, but those kinds of people are rare.
So, who is Automotive Engineering for?
If you love science, math, physics and cars
If you want to learn Computer Aided Design
If you want to start your own business and you need a Degree to learn more about how things work
If you love cars and you have knowledge about cars
If you are all about the money, this degree isn't for you, trust me. If you're all about the money, you should study marketing, web development, IT, programming, app development, things like that.
I face a lot of struggles before I graduated, I changed 2 jobs in this area, and I currently work as a MOT tester and I also diagnose and test cars. It's not the best job in the world, but it's fine at the moment.
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