Average Mechanical Engineering Technician Salary in South Africa

R198,089
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
R14,830
Bonus
R9,826
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineering Technician in South Africa is R198,089.
10%
R91k
MEDIAN
R198k
90%
R486k
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R91k - R486k
Bonus
R2k - R28k
Profit Sharing
R0 - R14k
Total Pay
R89k - R496k

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Job Description for Mechanical Engineering Technician

Mechanical Engineering Technician Tasks
  • Develop and test electrical and engineering equipment from blueprints to operations.
  • Record and analyze data on equipment, tests, and final products.
  • Build, test, and improve equipment to meet requirements.
  • Design and draft detailed drawings and schematics of prototype and existing equipment.

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineering Technician

Skills in Engineering Design and Autodesk AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks, Microsoft Excel and Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineering Technician

An entry-level Mechanical Engineering Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R125,169 based on 13 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineering Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R182,650 based on 123 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineering Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R262,310 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineering Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R450,000 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R540,000.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 186 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.0%
Early Career
66.1%
Mid Career
15.1%
Experienced
9.1%
Late Career
2.7%