Mechanical Engineer Salary (South Africa)

The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is R300,156 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in Project is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
Mechanical Engineer Total Pay (?
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R142,367 - R572,272
(Median)
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210K
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410K
570K
MEDIAN: R300,155
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Mechanical Engineer Total Pay (?
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R39.31 - R325.50
(Median)
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130
200
330
MEDIAN: R133.00
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90%
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National Salary Data

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R0R210KR420KR630K
Salary
R142,367 - R572,272  
   
Bonus
R964 - R59,517  
Profit Sharing
R983 - R196,527  
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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R141,723 - R600,727  
PayScale
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,083
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R150R300R450
Hourly Rate
R39.31 - R325.50  
   
Overtime
R1.53 - R442.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R300KR600KR900K
Bonus
R964 - R59,517  
   
Profit Sharing
R983 - R196,527  
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).
)
R141,723 - R600,727  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 9 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,083
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Pay Difference By Location
Richards Bay
up arrow 92%
Middelburg
up arrow 21%
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Witbank
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National Average
R309,000
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Centurion
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Pietermaritzburg
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Mechanical Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Mechanical Engineer at Denel Dynamics?
Mechanical Engineer in Pretoria:
"Brilliant Learning Opportunity."
Pros: There is so much experience to learn from. People are willing to share their experiences with you.
Cons: Salaries do not grow as quickly as they do in the private sector.
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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 105%
National Average
R309,000

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

up arrow 12%
Autocad 2000i
up arrow 4%
Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%
Engineering Design
0%
National Average
R309,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
SolidWorks
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%
C++
up arrow 7%
up arrow 9%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 9%
up arrow 14%
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 166 votes.
Gender
Female
8%
female alumni
 
Male
92%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 39%
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