R339,386
Avg. Salary
R137
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

R22,373

Bonus

R9,280

Profit Sharing

R50,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer is R137 per hour.

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer is R339,386 per year.

10%
R38.88
10%
R137.11
50%
R330.28
90%
90%
MEDIAN R137.11
10%
R174k
10%
R339k
50%
R702k
90%
90%
MEDIAN R339,386
R174,205 - R701,646
R170K
R340K
R700K
MEDIAN: R339,386
10%
50%
90%
R38.88 - R330
R39
R140
R330
MEDIAN: R137
10%
50%
90%
R0R747K
Salary R174,205 - R701,646
Bonus R3,073 - R67,009
Profit Sharing R0.00 - R99,994
Commission R50,000
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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R169,287 - R747,087
  • Country: South Africa
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 23 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,640
Hourly Data R0R330
Hourly Rate R38.88 - R330
Overtime R10.14 - R308
Annual Data R0R747K
Bonus R3,073 - R67,009
Commission R50,000
Profit Sharing R0.00 - R99,994
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).
)
R169,287 - R747,087
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: ZAR
  • Updated: 23 Aug 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 118

Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineers participate in the planning and manufacturing of new products by performing engineering duties and developing, designing and testing mechanical devices. Job requirements include either a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, a master of science in engineering, or a related degree. The EIT exam, membership in a professional society and specific industry-related certifications may also be encouraged or required.

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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 R304,000 based on 1,274 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 R490,000 based on 497 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of R613,000 based on 216 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 R729,000 based on 71 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: R347,331

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 Middelburg:
"Good and bad, like anywhere else."
Pros: Good experience if you are keen to learn.
Cons: Not many people are motivated and keeping motivated yourself is difficult. Management isn't very educated.

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.

Mechanical Engineer in Witbank:
"A learning curve."
Pros: The benefits.
Cons: Bad people and bad managers.

Mechanical Engineer in Pretoria:
"Brilliant Learning Opportunity."
Pros: There is so much experience to learn from. People are willing to share their experiences with you.
Cons: Salaries do not grow as quickly as they do in the private sector.

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Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲110%

▲77%

▲41%

National Average
R347,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲18%




▲4%


Microsoft Office
▲2%

Microsoft Excel
▲1%



Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▲1%

National Average
R347,000


▼3%

▼9%

▼16%

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 56%