The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is R351,166 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, Project, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

R175,379 - R672,697
(Median)
R180K
R350K
R670K
MEDIAN: R351,165
10%
50%
90%

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R37.48 - R318.62
(Median)
R37
R150
R320
MEDIAN: R149.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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R0R240KR480KR720K
Salary
R175,379 - R672,697  
   
Bonus
R1,922 - R67,260  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R87,410  
Commission
R25,025  
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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R171,772 - R711,730  
Country: South Africa | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 835
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
R37.48 - R318.62  
   
Overtime
R1.55 - R296.42  
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
R1,922 - R67,260  
   
Commission
R25,025  
Profit Sharing
R0.00 - R87,410  
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).
)
R171,772 - R711,730  
Country: United States | Currency: ZAR | Updated: 27 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R355,253

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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




National Average
R355,000


Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries


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Matlab
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Engineering Design
0%

National Average
R355,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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Autodesk Software
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autodesk autocad
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C++
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
medical benefits
Vision: 8%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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