A Mechanical Engineer earns an average salary of R289,476 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
Mechanical Engineer Total Pay (?
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R139,814 - R533,487
(Median)
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210K
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400K
530K
MEDIAN: R289,475
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Mechanical Engineer Total Pay (?
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R39.07 - R360.18
(Median)
39
76
120
180
360
MEDIAN: R121.00
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90%
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National Salary Data

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R0R200KR400KR600K
Salary
R139,814 - R533,487  
   
Bonus
R2,331 - R50,264  
Profit Sharing
R2,414 - R153,045  
Commission
R0.00 - R48,000  
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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R138,324 - R571,978  
PayScale
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R150R300R450
Hourly Rate
R39.07 - R360.18  
   
Overtime
R1.55 - R438.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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R0R300KR600KR900K
Bonus
R2,331 - R50,264  
   
Commission
R0.00 - R48,000  
Profit Sharing
R2,414 - R153,045  
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).
)
R138,324 - R571,978  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,222
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Pay Difference By Location
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Middelburg
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Witbank
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R300,000
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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 93%
National Average
R300,000

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

up arrow 8%
Engineering Design
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
R300,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
SolidWorks
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%
up arrow 7%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 183 votes.
Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 10% employee benefits None: 37%
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