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Mechanic Average Salary in Ireland 2020

How much money does a Mechanic make in Ireland?

Average Yearly Salary
78,700 EUR
( 6,560 EUR monthly)


A person working as a Mechanic in Ireland typically earns around 78,700 EUR per year. Salaries range from 39,300 EUR (lowest) to 122,000 EUR (highest).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Mechanic salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Mechanic Salary Distribution in Ireland

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Mechanic salaries in Ireland range from 39,300 EUR per year (minimum salary) to 122,000 EUR per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 78,700 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Mechanic(s) are earning less than 78,700 EUR while the other half are earning more than 78,700 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Mechanic(s) are earning less than 53,100 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 53,100 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Mechanic(s) are earning less than 100,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 100,000 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Mechanic Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Mechanic salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Mechanic with less than two years of experience makes approximately 47,200 EUR per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 62,500 EUR per year, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 83,500 EUR per year, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Mechanic(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 99,700 EUR per year, 19% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 108,000 EUR per year, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 115,000 EUR per year, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Mechanic average salary change by experience in Ireland

0 - 2 Years
47,200 EUR
2 - 5 Years+32%
62,500 EUR
5 - 10 Years+34%
83,500 EUR
10 - 15 Years+19%
99,700 EUR
15 - 20 Years+8%
108,000 EUR
20+ Years+7%
115,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Mechanic Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Mechanic(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Mechanic salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Mechanic is 62,500 EUR per year.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 87,300 EUR per year, 40% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 109,000 EUR per year, 25% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Mechanic average salary difference by education level in Ireland

High School
62,500 EUR
Certificate or Diploma+40%
87,300 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+25%
109,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Mechanic Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Mechanic employees in Ireland earn 5% more than their female counterparts.

76,900 EUR
80,400 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Ireland for all Careers

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Mechanic Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Ireland

How much are annual salary increments in Ireland for Mechanic(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?


Mechanic(s) in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Ireland Mechanic
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Ireland / All Professions

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The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Ireland is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ireland for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Mechanic Bonus and Incentive Rates in Ireland

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Ireland Mechanic
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A Mechanic is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

71% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 29% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Mechanic employees in Ireland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.

Private Sector
144,000 EUR
Public Sector+5%
151,000 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Mechanic Salary Trend and Forecast in Ireland

How are Mechanic salaries changing over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

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Average Salary 2016
71,100 EUR
Average Salary 2017+4%
73,700 EUR
Average Salary 2018+3%
75,600 EUR
Average Salary 2019+1%
76,500 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Mechanic salaries in Ireland are on the rise in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 1% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Mechanic Average Hourly Wage in Ireland

38 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland is 38 EUR. This means that the average Mechanic in Ireland earns approximately 38 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Mechanic VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Mechanic and Automotive yearly Ireland
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The average salary for Mechanic is 23% less than that of Automotive. Also, Automotive salaries are 30% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
After Sales Automotive Manager169,000 EUR+110%
Alignment Technician87,000 EUR+11%
Auto Damage Adjuster85,000 EUR+8%
Auto Detailer77,100 EUR-2%
Auto Parts Manager163,000 EUR+110%
Automotive Assembler79,000 EUR+0%
Automotive Assembly Manager147,000 EUR+87%
Automotive Body Repairer75,800 EUR-4%
Automotive Branch Manager154,000 EUR+96%
Automotive Central Planner97,500 EUR+24%
Automotive Electrician74,900 EUR-5%
Automotive Estimating Manager145,000 EUR+84%
Automotive Estimator142,000 EUR+80%
Automotive General Manager163,000 EUR+110%
Automotive Inventory Officer81,200 EUR+3%
Automotive Parts Supplier106,000 EUR+35%
Automotive Project Engineer111,000 EUR+41%
Automotive Project Manager143,000 EUR+82%
Automotive Purchase Manager143,000 EUR+82%
Automotive Sales129,000 EUR+64%
Automotive Technician80,000 EUR+2%
Automotive Test Engineer145,000 EUR+84%
Automotive Warranty Administrator99,700 EUR+27%
Automotive Warranty Clerk87,400 EUR+11%
Car Parts and Accessories Fitter70,300 EUR-11%
Damage Appraiser119,000 EUR+51%
Diesel Engine Specialist85,800 EUR+9%
Job Card Opener68,800 EUR-13%
Lube Technician69,000 EUR-12%
Master File Maintenance92,200 EUR+17%
Materials Planner124,000 EUR+58%
Mechanic78,700 EUR+0%
Motor Vehicle Inspector115,000 EUR+46%
Service Advisor119,000 EUR+51%
Service Manager148,000 EUR+88%
Stock Controller99,400 EUR+26%
Technical Advisor117,000 EUR+49%
Tire Retreader87,900 EUR+12%
Used Car Manager155,000 EUR+97%
Vehicle Body Maker82,800 EUR+5%
Vehicle Examiner93,300 EUR+19%
Vehicle Painter85,100 EUR+8%
Vehicle Trimmer91,300 EUR+16%
Welder72,100 EUR-8%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork81,400 EUR
Dublin84,400 EUR
Galway74,300 EUR
Limerick79,700 EUR
Waterford71,700 EUR
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