Avg. Base Salary (ZAR)
The average salary for a Mechanical Designer is R299,338
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Designers?
An early career Mechanical Designer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R240,000 based on 42 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Designer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R372,815 based on 30 salaries. An experienced …Read more
What Do Mechanical Designers Do?
Mechanical designers, sometimes called drafters, create designs for mechanical devices such as machines. They are involved in the entire process, from sketching an idea through the manufacturing and testing of the finished product. A mechanical designer can design a wide variety of products, such as refrigerators, robotics, heating equipment, automotives, and aerospace products.
Mechanical designers start by creating a blueprint for a requested product, which involves brainstorming, creating …Read more
- Establish testing procedures, investigatory studies and engineering design calculations.
- Design portions of projects of above average complexity.
- Produce designs and performs calculations as a member of a project team.
- Gather and prepare data for reports and studies.