The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is R346,044 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Project Management and Project. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

R173,615 - R685,917
R170K
R350K
R690K
MEDIAN: R346,043
10%
50%
90%

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R30.72 - R306.39
R31
R110
R310
MEDIAN: R114.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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R0R250KR500KR750K
Salary
R173,615 - R685,917  
   
Bonus
R2,500 - R70,347  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R99,329  
Commission
R25,025  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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R166,471 - R725,246  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 820
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R130R260R390
Hourly Rate
R30.72 - R306.39  
   
Overtime
R1.49 - R299.21  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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R0R260KR520KR780K
Bonus
R2,500 - R70,347  
   
Commission
R25,025  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R99,329  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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R166,471 - R725,246  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R350,366

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Mechanical Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Mechanical Engineer?

Mechanical Engineer in Johannesburg:
"It is quite challenging."
Pros: The design work, The technical challenges, The huge field of growth and Improvement.
Cons: The management system, No distinct career path or growth, failure to recognize ones achievements.

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Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries




National Average
R350,000


Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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