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Engineering Average Salaries in Ireland 2019

How much money does a person working in Engineering make in Ireland?

3,269 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Engineering in Ireland typically earns around 3,269 EUR per month.
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits.
Salaries differ drasticly between different Engineering jobs. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Acoustics Engineer3,410 EUR
Assembly Engineering Technician2,916 EUR
Assistant Chief Engineer3,569 EUR
Associate Engineer3,163 EUR
Autocad Operator2,643 EUR
Automation Engineer3,720 EUR
Avionic System Support Engineer3,267 EUR
Biochemical Engineer3,691 EUR
BMS Engineer3,622 EUR
Bridge and Lock Tender3,455 EUR
Broadcast Engineer3,937 EUR
CAD Design Engineer3,283 EUR
CAD Designer2,731 EUR
CAE Engineer3,349 EUR
Ceramics Engineer3,263 EUR
Civil Engineer3,322 EUR
Commissioning Engineer3,486 EUR
Communications Engineer3,708 EUR
Condition Monitoring Engineer2,929 EUR
Contract Associate Engineer3,506 EUR
Control Systems Engineer3,617 EUR
Controls Engineer3,503 EUR
Controls Software Engineer3,534 EUR
Corrosion Engineer3,144 EUR
Design Engineer3,614 EUR
Drafter2,635 EUR
Drafting Manager3,968 EUR
Drilling Engineer3,256 EUR
Electrical Draughtsman2,201 EUR
Electrical Engineer3,643 EUR
Electrical Engineering Manager4,268 EUR
Electromechanical Engineering Technologist3,752 EUR
Electromechanical Equipment Assembler3,249 EUR
Energy Engineer3,877 EUR
Engine Assembler2,576 EUR
Engineer3,390 EUR
Engineering Account Manager3,177 EUR
Engineering Chief Designer3,574 EUR
Engineering Consultant3,796 EUR
Engineering Key Account Manager4,130 EUR
Engineering Lab Technician2,950 EUR
Engineering Planning Manager4,101 EUR
Engineering Production Manager4,130 EUR
Engineering Project Analyst3,722 EUR
Engineering Project Coordinator 3,316 EUR
Engineering Project Director4,112 EUR
Engineering Project Manager4,357 EUR
Engineering Research and Development Manager4,360 EUR
Engineering Safety Coordinator3,159 EUR
Engineering Sales Manager4,050 EUR
Engineering Technician3,195 EUR
Engineering Technologist3,120 EUR
Environmental Engineer3,593 EUR
Equipment Engineer3,322 EUR
Equipment Engineering Manager4,051 EUR
Estimator3,397 EUR
Fabrication Specialist2,931 EUR
Fabricator2,563 EUR
Facade Engineer3,570 EUR
Fiber Analyst2,973 EUR
Field Engineer3,349 EUR
Field Engineering Manager4,419 EUR
Fire Engineer3,684 EUR
Fitter and Turner1,921 EUR
Forestry Strategic Planner3,877 EUR
Generation Engineer4,163 EUR
Genetic Engineer4,238 EUR
Geological Engineer3,955 EUR
Geotechnical Engineer3,954 EUR
Heavy Equipment Mechanic2,819 EUR
Highway Engineer3,244 EUR
HSE Professional3,147 EUR
HVAC Engineer3,645 EUR
HVAC Supervisor3,281 EUR
Industrial Engineer3,415 EUR
Industrial Engineering Technologist3,283 EUR
Instrument Engineer3,645 EUR
Instrumentation and Control Engineer3,510 EUR
Instrumentation Engineer3,821 EUR
Instrumentation Manager4,084 EUR
Irrigation Engineer3,429 EUR
Licensed Aircraft Engineer3,688 EUR
Locomotive Engineer3,464 EUR
Maintenance Engineer3,393 EUR
Maintenance Fitter2,297 EUR
Maintenance Manager4,050 EUR
Manufacturing Engineer3,899 EUR
Marine Engineer3,320 EUR
Materials Engineer3,150 EUR
Materials Researcher3,735 EUR
Materials Technician3,349 EUR
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer3,843 EUR
Mechanical Design Engineer3,658 EUR
Mechanical Designer3,202 EUR
Mechanical Engineer3,525 EUR
Mechanical Engineering Manager4,130 EUR
Mechanical Inspector3,513 EUR
Mechatronics Engineer3,336 EUR
Mining Engineer3,015 EUR
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer3,752 EUR
Optical Engineer3,292 EUR
Optical Instrument Assembler2,965 EUR
PCB Assembler2,389 EUR
Photonics Engineer3,782 EUR
Photonics Technician3,085 EUR
Pipeline Engineer3,429 EUR
Piping Designer3,049 EUR
Piping Engineer3,455 EUR
Planning Engineer3,322 EUR
Pressure Vessel Inspector2,187 EUR
Principal Cost Engineer3,858 EUR
Principal Engineer3,600 EUR
Principal Support Engineer3,163 EUR
Process Engineer3,263 EUR
Process Operator3,025 EUR
Product Development Engineer3,599 EUR
Product Development Technician3,086 EUR
Product Engineer3,243 EUR
Product Safety Engineer3,343 EUR
Production Engineer3,607 EUR
Project Engineer3,489 EUR
Proposal Manager4,018 EUR
Purchasing Engineer3,445 EUR
Quality Assurance Engineer3,269 EUR
Rail Engineer3,283 EUR
Robotics Engineer3,938 EUR
Robotics Technician3,256 EUR
Safety Engineer3,249 EUR
Safety Inspector3,147 EUR
Safety Manager3,616 EUR
Safety Officer2,790 EUR
Sales Engineer3,455 EUR
Scheduling Engineer3,086 EUR
Service Engineer3,810 EUR
Solar Engineer3,510 EUR
Staff Engineer3,349 EUR
Static Equipment Engineer3,163 EUR
Stationary Engineer3,117 EUR
Stress Engineer3,066 EUR
Structural Analysis Engineer3,401 EUR
Structural Designer2,975 EUR
Structural Engineer3,460 EUR
Structural Technician2,873 EUR
Supply Chain Specialist3,752 EUR
Surveyor2,642 EUR
Technical Affairs Officer2,834 EUR
Technical Assistant2,965 EUR
Technical Engineer3,085 EUR
Technical Support Engineer2,975 EUR
Tender Engineer3,195 EUR
Test Development Engineer3,236 EUR
Transportation Engineer3,499 EUR
Validation Engineer3,336 EUR
Verification Engineer3,267 EUR
Wastewater Engineer3,406 EUR
Wind Energy Engineer3,538 EUR
Wind Energy Operations Manager4,107 EUR
Work Planner2,517 EUR

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Ireland

Median and salary distribution monthly Ireland Engineering

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Engineering salaries in Ireland range between 1,808 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 4,338 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,171 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 3,171 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,171 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 people working in Engineering are earning less than 2,240 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,240 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 3,529 EUR while 25% are earning more than 3,529 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary? What should you be looking at?

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 plently of room for improvement. If your wage is in between the average and median, then things can be a bit confusing. We have written a guide to explain all the different senarios. How to compare your salary

Engineering Salary Forecast and Trend in Ireland

How do Engineering salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast monthly Ireland Engineering
Average Salary 2016    =  
3,037 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +4%  
3,149 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +2%  
3,199 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
3,269 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value
Engineering salaries in Ireland are rising in the year 2019 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continous increase in pay in 2020 and future years. These numbers differ slightly from industry to another.

Engineering Hourly Average Wage in Ireland

19 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland for Engineering is 19 EUR. This means that the average person in Ireland earns approximatly 19 EUR for every worked hour.


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

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one working 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 annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximation and they are considered to the be the standard.

Engineering VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Engineering and Engineering monthly IrelandWe compared Ireland salaries for Engineering and All Jobs and we found that Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork3,666 EUR
Dublin3,837 EUR
Galway3,321 EUR
Limerick3,534 EUR
Waterford3,152 EUR
3518 - 57
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