Mechanical Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is R325,138 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Computer Aided Design (CAD), Project, and Project Management. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

R163,000 - R630,576
(Median)
R160K
R330K
R630K
MEDIAN: R325,138
10%
50%
90%

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R40.73 - R322.15
(Median)
R41
R140
R320
MEDIAN: R139.00
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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R0R230KR460KR690K
Salary
R163,000 - R630,576  
   
Bonus
R0.00 - R65,663  
Profit Sharing
R289.06 - R114,011  
Commission
R45,000  
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).
)
R165,447 - R672,196  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,306
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
R40.73 - R322.15  
   
Overtime
R1.50 - R275.00  
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
R0.00 - R65,663  
   
Commission
R45,000  
Profit Sharing
R289.06 - R114,011  
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).
)
R165,447 - R672,196  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 19 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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: R338,411

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Mechanical Engineer Reviews

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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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 97%



National Average
R338,000


Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 20%

up arrow 11%


Autocad 2000i
0%

National Average
R338,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%


Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 7%


C++
up arrow 9%

up arrow 11%

up arrow 14%

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 197 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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