The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is R347,572 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on 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.

R171,963 - R655,755
R170K
R350K
R660K
MEDIAN: R345,470
10%
50%
90%

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R30.96 - R302.01
R31
R100
R300
MEDIAN: R101.13
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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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R0R240KR480KR720K
Salary
R171,963 - R655,755  
   
Bonus
R1,014 - R68,728  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R89,203  
Commission
R40,000  
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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R162,244 - R697,831  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 830
National Hourly Rate 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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R0R120R240R360
Hourly Rate
R30.96 - R302.01  
   
Overtime
R1.53 - R278.00  
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.
)
R0R240KR480KR720K
Bonus
R1,014 - R68,728  
   
Commission
R40,000  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R89,203  
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).
)
R162,244 - R697,831  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Mechanical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $306,000 based on 603 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mechanical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $501,000 based on 225 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $587,000 based on 99 salaries. A Mechanical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $720,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R349,939

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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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲106%

▲68%

▲43%

National Average
R350,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries


▲16%




▲5%




▲3%


Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼0%

National Average
R350,000

▼7%

▼14%

▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 8%
vision benefits
Vision: 7%
no benefits
None: 46%
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