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Engineering Average Salaries in Ireland 2019

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

3,537 EUR per month
Average Monthly Salary
A person working in Engineering in Ireland typically earns around 3,537 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
Assistant Chief Engineer3,083 EUR
Automation Engineer1,750 EUR
Civil Engineer3,300 EUR
Design Engineer3,340 EUR
Electrical Engineer3,533 EUR
Electrical Engineering Manager3,400 EUR
Engineer3,417 EUR
Equipment Engineer3,075 EUR
Field Engineer2,333 EUR
Highway Engineer2,125 EUR
HVAC Engineering7,500 EUR
Maintenance Engineer3,417 EUR
Manufacturing Engineer4,375 EUR
Mechanical Engineer3,211 EUR
Mechanical Engineering Manager7,167 EUR
Oil and Petrochemical Engineer2,417 EUR
Process Engineer2,724 EUR
Product Development Engineer7,167 EUR
Project Engineer3,367 EUR
Project Manager4,444 EUR
Quality Assurance Engineer3,518 EUR
Senior Electrical Engineer3,600 EUR

Engineering Jobs Salary Distribution in Ireland

25% of people earn
2,438 EUR
or less
50% of people earn
3,400 EUR
or less
75% of people earn
4,167 EUR
or less
Minimum
1,320 EUR
Median
3,400 EUR
Maximum
7,667 EUR

Abount These Figures: Salary Range, Median and Percentiles

The Engineering salaries in Ireland range between 1,320 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 7,667 EUR per month (maximum salary).

The median salary is 3,400 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Engineering are earning less than 3,400 EUR while the other half are earning more than 3,400 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 2,438 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 2,438 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Engineering are earning less than 4,167 EUR while 25% are earning more than 4,167 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.

2016201720182019
Average Salary 2016    =  
3,333 EUR
Average Salary 2017    +3%  
3,426 EUR
Average Salary 2018    +1%  
3,474 EUR
Average Salary 2019    +2%  
3,537 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

18 EUR per hour
Average Hourly Wage

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Ireland for Engineering is 18 EUR. This means that the average person in Ireland earns approximatly 18 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.

Salary Comparison of Engineering Jobs in Ireland

3,537 EUR
3,566 EUR
Average Salary
Engineering
Average Salary
All Jobs
We compared Ireland salaries for Engineering and All Jobs and we found that Engineering salaries are 1% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Cork3,736 EUR
Dublin3,474 EUR
Galway3,050 EUR
Limerick4,856 EUR
Waterford3,533 EUR
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