The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is R347,572 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 and Project. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

R162,607 - R693,422
R160K
R340K
R690K
MEDIAN: R336,530
10%
50%
90%
R33.21 - R315.03
R33
R100
R320
MEDIAN: R104.80
10%
50%
90%
R0R731K
Salary R162,607 - R693,422
Bonus R172.50 - R74,000
Profit Sharing R0.00 - R85,254
Commission R45,000
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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R152,264 - R731,148
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 858
Hourly Data R0R315
Hourly Rate R33.21 - R315.03
Overtime R25.45 - R303.95
Annual Data R0R731K
Bonus R172.50 - R74,000
Commission R45,000
Profit Sharing R0.00 - R85,254
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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R152,264 - R731,148
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 48

Common Career Paths for Mechanical Engineer


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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Mechanical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R306,000 based on 603 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mechanical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R501,000 based on 225 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R587,000 based on 99 salaries. A Mechanical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R720,000 based on 29 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R341,738

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Mechanical Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Mechanical Engineer?

Mechanical Engineer in Pretoria:
"Interessting."
Pros: The developing of new ways to get to a solution.
Cons: Doing the admin that comes with the projects.

Mechanical Engineer in Pretoria:
"Interessting."
Pros: Developing new ways of solving a specific clients needs.
Cons: Not being recognized for your role in the companies development.

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.

Mechanical Engineer in Cape Town:
"Engineering."
Pros: I like it because I am doing what I love wich is analyzing and solving problems with the power of science.
Cons: I don't lik working alone I like working in a group I also don't like how much it irritates me when I can't figure out an equation.

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Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲111%

▲72%

▲47%

National Average
R342,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries


▲19%




▲7%




▲6%


Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲2%

National Average
R342,000

▼5%

▼12%

▼15%

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 49%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 51%