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Mechanical Engineer Salary (South Africa)

A Mechanical Engineer earns an average salary of R306,779 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Mechanical Engineer Salary (?
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R148,275 - R602,033
(Median)
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MEDIAN: R306,778
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Mechanical Engineer Salary (?
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R47.00 - R377.37
(Median)
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380
MEDIAN: R142.00
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National Salary Data

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R0R220KR440KR660K
Salary
R148,275 - R602,033  
   
Bonus
R50.00 - R61,642  
Profit Sharing
R582 - R164,867  
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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R147,810 - R637,449  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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R0R150R300R450
Hourly Rate
R47.00 - R377.37  
   
Overtime
R1.53 - R447.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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R0R300KR600KR900K
Bonus
R50.00 - R61,642  
   
Profit Sharing
R582 - R164,867  
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).
)
R147,810 - R637,449  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 10 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

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

Pay Difference By Location

Richards Bay
up arrow 57%
Witbank
up arrow 23%
Centurion
up arrow 20%
Secunda
up arrow 17%
Rustenburg
up arrow 7%
Lephalale
up arrow 7%
National Average
R321,000
up arrow 7%
Pietermaritzburg
up arrow 22%
Port Elizabeth
up arrow 34%
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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 106%
National Average
R321,000

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

up arrow 9%
Autocad 2000i
up arrow 4%
National Average
R321,000
Engineering Design
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%
SolidWorks
up arrow 4%
C++
up arrow 6%
Visual Basic (VB)
up arrow 6%
Pro/Engineer
up arrow 6%
up arrow 8%
up arrow 11%
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 12%
vision benefits Vision: 11% employee benefits None: 40%