The average salary for an Engineering Technician in South Africa is R251,980.
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Job Description for Engineering Technician
An engineering technician's primary task is assisting engineers or scientists, with specific duties usually depending on the technician's field of specialization. Engineering technicians primarily play three roles: support, diagnostics, and maintenance. However, the actual requirements and duties vary widely and include creative tasks such as aiding in product or tool design. Other duties may include maintaining assembly or manufacturing systems, assessing and controlling production quality, dia…Read more
Engineering Technician Tasks
- Maintain equipment, including ordering parts and directing or performing preventative and repair maintenance as needed.
- Maintain logs and write reports of activity results and equipment maintenance.
- Create and review technical drawings, blueprints, schematics or specifications.
- Operate instruments, track test results, and troubleshoot when problems arise.
Popular Employer Salaries for Engineering Technician
The top respondents for the job title Engineering Technician are from the companies Eskom, Transnet Freight Rail and Transnet Ltd. Reported salaries are highest at Eskom where the average pay is R446,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Transnet Freight Rail and Transnet Ltd, earning around R412,331 and R400,000, respectively. BVI pays the lowest at around R190,000. City of Cape Town and PRASA also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying R300,977 and R331,500, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Engineering Technician
Skills in Project Management, Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD) and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Analysis and Engineering Design.
Pay by Experience Level for Engineering Technician
An entry-level Engineering Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R150,838 based on 30 salaries. An early career Engineering Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R205,317 based on 454 salaries. A mid-career Engineering Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R298,332 based on 200 salaries. An experienced Engineering Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R385,237 based on 106 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R544,802.
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