Average Mechanical Engineer Salary in South Africa

R348,125
Avg. Base Salary (ZAR)
10%
ZAR 153k
MEDIAN
ZAR 348k
90%
ZAR 715k

The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is R348,125

Base Salary
R153k - R715k
Bonus
R6k - R73k
Profit Sharing
R2k - R121k
Commission
R10k - R300k
Total Pay
R143k - R752k
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What is the highest pay for Mechanical Engineers?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Mechanical Engineer is ZAR 715k / year

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Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Mechanical Engineer is ZAR 153k / year

How can Mechanical Engineers increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Mechanical Engineer is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Mechanical Engineer that oversees more junior Mechanical Engineers, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.