A person working as a Wind Energy Engineer in Ireland typically earns around 34,900 EUR per year. Salaries range from 18,500 EUR (lowest) to 53,100 EUR (highest).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Wind Energy Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Wind Energy Engineer salaries in Ireland range from 18,500 EUR per year (minimum salary) to 53,100 EUR per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 32,800 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Wind Energy Engineer(s) are earning less than 32,800 EUR while the other half are earning more than 32,800 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.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Wind Energy Engineer(s) are earning less than 23,100 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 23,100 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Wind Energy Engineer(s) are earning less than 40,400 EUR while 25% are earning more than 40,400 EUR.
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
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 Wind Energy Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Wind Energy Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 21,300 EUR per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 26,100 EUR per year, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 37,000 EUR per year, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Wind Energy Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 43,200 EUR per year, 17% 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 47,500 EUR per year, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 50,300 EUR per year, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
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|2 - 5 Years||+23%|
|5 - 10 Years||+42%|
|10 - 15 Years||+17%|
|15 - 20 Years||+10%|
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 Wind Energy Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Wind Energy Engineer is 24,000 EUR per year.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 46,500 EUR per year, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ireland costs anywhere from 16,000 Euro(s) to 48,100 Euro(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Wind Energy Engineer employees in Ireland earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.
Wind Energy Engineer(s) in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 12% every 16 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.
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.
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
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Ireland for the year 2021. 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.
A Wind Energy Engineer 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.
73% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
The average salary for Wind Energy Engineer is 8% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 16% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||33,400 EUR||-4%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||26,300 EUR||-25%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||38,300 EUR||+10%|
|Associate Engineer||30,300 EUR||-13%|
|Autocad Operator||21,400 EUR||-39%|
|Automation Engineer||37,600 EUR||+8%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||34,100 EUR||-2%|
|Biochemical Engineer||32,100 EUR||-8%|
|BMS Engineer||33,200 EUR||-5%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||20,000 EUR||-43%|
|Broadcast Engineer||35,700 EUR||+2%|
|CAD Design Engineer||36,200 EUR||+4%|
|CAD Designer||22,100 EUR||-37%|
|CAE Engineer||35,100 EUR||+1%|
|Ceramics Engineer||31,400 EUR||-10%|
|Civil Engineer||35,600 EUR||+2%|
|Commissioning Engineer||35,300 EUR||+1%|
|Communications Engineer||39,600 EUR||+13%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||29,600 EUR||-15%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||32,700 EUR||-6%|
|Control Systems Engineer||35,400 EUR||+1%|
|Controls Engineer||34,300 EUR||-2%|
|Controls Software Engineer||31,900 EUR||-9%|
|Corrosion Engineer||31,200 EUR||-11%|
|Design Engineer||35,500 EUR||+2%|
|Drafting Manager||42,200 EUR||+21%|
|Drilling Engineer||33,900 EUR||-3%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||18,200 EUR||-48%|
|Electrical Engineer||38,500 EUR||+10%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||50,500 EUR||+45%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||37,700 EUR||+8%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||18,500 EUR||-47%|
|Energy Engineer||37,100 EUR||+6%|
|Engine Assembler||16,600 EUR||-52%|
|Engineering Account Manager||38,800 EUR||+11%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||40,400 EUR||+16%|
|Engineering Consultant||45,800 EUR||+31%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||52,900 EUR||+51%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||32,200 EUR||-8%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||47,600 EUR||+36%|
|Engineering Production Manager||60,400 EUR||+73%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||40,200 EUR||+15%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||40,500 EUR||+16%|
|Engineering Project Director||68,700 EUR||+97%|
|Engineering Project Manager||50,900 EUR||+46%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||59,600 EUR||+71%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||28,800 EUR||-18%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||46,200 EUR||+32%|
|Engineering Technician||28,200 EUR||-19%|
|Engineering Technologist||27,500 EUR||-21%|
|Environmental Engineer||34,700 EUR||-1%|
|Equipment Engineer||32,500 EUR||-7%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||47,100 EUR||+35%|
|Fabrication Specialist||25,100 EUR||-28%|
|Facade Engineer||32,900 EUR||-6%|
|Fiber Analyst||21,300 EUR||-39%|
|Field Engineer||37,300 EUR||+7%|
|Field Engineering Manager||60,800 EUR||+74%|
|Fire Engineer||36,100 EUR||+3%|
|Fitter and Turner||11,600 EUR||-67%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||40,800 EUR||+17%|
|Generation Engineer||37,200 EUR||+7%|
|Genetic Engineer||38,800 EUR||+11%|
|Geological Engineer||36,400 EUR||+4%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||38,500 EUR||+10%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||19,400 EUR||-44%|
|Highway Engineer||36,200 EUR||+4%|
|HSE Professional||33,700 EUR||-3%|
|HVAC Engineer||38,800 EUR||+11%|
|HVAC Supervisor||31,200 EUR||-11%|
|Industrial Engineer||35,200 EUR||+1%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||33,900 EUR||-3%|
|Instrument Engineer||33,300 EUR||-5%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||33,300 EUR||-5%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||36,300 EUR||+4%|
|Instrumentation Manager||33,600 EUR||-4%|
|Irrigation Engineer||35,700 EUR||+2%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||39,500 EUR||+13%|
|Locomotive Engineer||35,200 EUR||+1%|
|Maintenance Engineer||34,600 EUR||-1%|
|Maintenance Fitter||12,700 EUR||-64%|
|Maintenance Manager||35,200 EUR||+1%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||35,600 EUR||+2%|
|Marine Engineer||37,300 EUR||+7%|
|Materials Engineer||33,100 EUR||-5%|
|Materials Researcher||32,900 EUR||-6%|
|Materials Technician||26,100 EUR||-25%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||38,600 EUR||+11%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||37,400 EUR||+7%|
|Mechanical Designer||30,400 EUR||-13%|
|Mechanical Engineer||36,100 EUR||+3%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||47,700 EUR||+37%|
|Mechanical Inspector||34,300 EUR||-2%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||38,000 EUR||+9%|
|Mining Engineer||33,600 EUR||-4%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||37,400 EUR||+7%|
|Optical Engineer||35,300 EUR||+1%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||18,500 EUR||-47%|
|PCB Assembler||12,500 EUR||-64%|
|Photonics Engineer||38,900 EUR||+11%|
|Photonics Technician||31,900 EUR||-9%|
|Pipeline Engineer||33,500 EUR||-4%|
|Piping Designer||19,900 EUR||-43%|
|Piping Engineer||33,800 EUR||-3%|
|Planning Engineer||36,100 EUR||+3%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||16,200 EUR||-54%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||36,600 EUR||+5%|
|Principal Engineer||34,200 EUR||-2%|
|Principal Support Engineer||34,300 EUR||-2%|
|Process Engineer||34,000 EUR||-3%|
|Process Operator||21,600 EUR||-38%|
|Product Development Engineer||35,900 EUR||+3%|
|Product Development Technician||26,300 EUR||-25%|
|Product Engineer||36,100 EUR||+3%|
|Product Safety Engineer||33,400 EUR||-4%|
|Production Engineer||35,500 EUR||+2%|
|Project Engineer||36,800 EUR||+5%|
|Proposal Manager||45,800 EUR||+31%|
|Purchasing Engineer||33,000 EUR||-5%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||34,600 EUR||-1%|
|Rail Engineer||35,300 EUR||+1%|
|Robotics Engineer||39,300 EUR||+13%|
|Robotics Technician||28,600 EUR||-18%|
|Safety Engineer||35,200 EUR||+1%|
|Safety Inspector||28,200 EUR||-19%|
|Safety Manager||40,100 EUR||+15%|
|Safety Officer||17,700 EUR||-49%|
|Sales Engineer||39,400 EUR||+13%|
|Scheduling Engineer||33,500 EUR||-4%|
|Service Engineer||37,900 EUR||+9%|
|Solar Engineer||36,500 EUR||+5%|
|Staff Engineer||35,500 EUR||+2%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||33,900 EUR||-3%|
|Stationary Engineer||31,500 EUR||-10%|
|Stress Engineer||31,900 EUR||-9%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||33,800 EUR||-3%|
|Structural Designer||30,100 EUR||-14%|
|Structural Engineer||33,900 EUR||-3%|
|Structural Technician||22,300 EUR||-36%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||34,500 EUR||-1%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||18,300 EUR||-48%|
|Technical Assistant||18,500 EUR||-47%|
|Technical Engineer||30,700 EUR||-12%|
|Technical Support Engineer||29,600 EUR||-15%|
|Tender Engineer||32,500 EUR||-7%|
|Test Development Engineer||33,500 EUR||-4%|
|Transportation Engineer||33,500 EUR||-4%|
|Validation Engineer||32,000 EUR||-8%|
|Verification Engineer||34,100 EUR||-2%|
|Wastewater Engineer||36,300 EUR||+4%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||34,900 EUR||-0%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||45,900 EUR||+31%|
|Work Planner||24,100 EUR||-31%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Ireland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.