A person working as a Mechanical Engineer in Ireland typically earns around 141,000 EUR per year. Salaries range from 73,500 EUR (lowest) to 216,000 EUR (highest).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Mechanical Engineer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Mechanical Engineer salaries in Ireland range from 73,500 EUR per year (minimum salary) to 216,000 EUR per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 136,000 EUR per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Mechanical Engineer(s) are earning less than 136,000 EUR while the other half are earning more than 136,000 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 Mechanical Engineer(s) are earning less than 94,200 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 94,200 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Mechanical Engineer(s) are earning less than 169,000 EUR while 25% are earning more than 169,000 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 Mechanical Engineer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Mechanical Engineer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 83,500 EUR per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 112,000 EUR per year, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 146,000 EUR per year, 30% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Mechanical Engineer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 176,000 EUR per year, 21% 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 193,000 EUR per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 203,000 EUR per year, 5% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+30%|
|10 - 15 Years||+21%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Mechanical Engineer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of a Mechanical Engineer is 118,000 EUR per year.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 163,000 EUR per year, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Ireland costs anywhere from 61,400 Euro(s) to 184,000 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 Mechanical Engineer employees in Ireland earn 6% more than their female counterparts.
Mechanical Engineer(s) in Ireland are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 13% every 17 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 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.
A Mechanical Engineer is considered to be a moderate 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.
47% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% 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.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector Mechanical Engineer employees in Ireland earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts.
|Average Salary 2016|
|Average Salary 2017||+4%|
|Average Salary 2018||+2%|
|Average Salary 2019||+3%|
Mechanical Engineer 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 3% 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.
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 Mechanical Engineer is 8% more than that of Engineering. Also, Engineering salaries are 11% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||137,000 EUR||-3%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||117,000 EUR||-17%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||143,000 EUR||+1%|
|Associate Engineer||127,000 EUR||-10%|
|Autocad Operator||106,000 EUR||-25%|
|Automation Engineer||149,000 EUR||+5%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||131,000 EUR||-7%|
|Biochemical Engineer||148,000 EUR||+5%|
|BMS Engineer||145,000 EUR||+3%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||139,000 EUR||-2%|
|Broadcast Engineer||158,000 EUR||+12%|
|CAD Design Engineer||132,000 EUR||-7%|
|CAD Designer||110,000 EUR||-22%|
|CAE Engineer||134,000 EUR||-5%|
|Ceramics Engineer||131,000 EUR||-7%|
|Civil Engineer||133,000 EUR||-6%|
|Commissioning Engineer||140,000 EUR||-1%|
|Communications Engineer||149,000 EUR||+5%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||117,000 EUR||-17%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||141,000 EUR||-0%|
|Control Systems Engineer||145,000 EUR||+3%|
|Controls Engineer||141,000 EUR||-0%|
|Controls Software Engineer||142,000 EUR||+0%|
|Corrosion Engineer||126,000 EUR||-11%|
|Design Engineer||145,000 EUR||+3%|
|Drafting Manager||159,000 EUR||+12%|
|Drilling Engineer||131,000 EUR||-7%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||88,300 EUR||-38%|
|Electrical Engineer||146,000 EUR||+3%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||171,000 EUR||+21%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||150,000 EUR||+6%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||130,000 EUR||-8%|
|Energy Engineer||155,000 EUR||+10%|
|Engine Assembler||103,000 EUR||-27%|
|Engineering Account Manager||127,000 EUR||-10%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||143,000 EUR||+1%|
|Engineering Consultant||152,000 EUR||+8%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||166,000 EUR||+17%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||118,000 EUR||-17%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||165,000 EUR||+17%|
|Engineering Production Manager||166,000 EUR||+17%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||149,000 EUR||+5%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||133,000 EUR||-6%|
|Engineering Project Director||165,000 EUR||+17%|
|Engineering Project Manager||175,000 EUR||+24%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||175,000 EUR||+24%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||127,000 EUR||-10%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||162,000 EUR||+15%|
|Engineering Technician||128,000 EUR||-9%|
|Engineering Technologist||125,000 EUR||-12%|
|Environmental Engineer||144,000 EUR||+2%|
|Equipment Engineer||133,000 EUR||-6%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||162,000 EUR||+15%|
|Fabrication Specialist||118,000 EUR||-17%|
|Facade Engineer||143,000 EUR||+1%|
|Fiber Analyst||119,000 EUR||-16%|
|Field Engineer||134,000 EUR||-5%|
|Field Engineering Manager||177,000 EUR||+25%|
|Fire Engineer||148,000 EUR||+5%|
|Fitter and Turner||77,100 EUR||-45%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||155,000 EUR||+10%|
|Generation Engineer||167,000 EUR||+18%|
|Genetic Engineer||170,000 EUR||+20%|
|Geological Engineer||159,000 EUR||+12%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||159,000 EUR||+12%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||113,000 EUR||-20%|
|Highway Engineer||130,000 EUR||-8%|
|HSE Professional||126,000 EUR||-11%|
|HVAC Engineer||146,000 EUR||+3%|
|HVAC Supervisor||132,000 EUR||-7%|
|Industrial Engineer||137,000 EUR||-3%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||132,000 EUR||-7%|
|Instrument Engineer||146,000 EUR||+3%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||141,000 EUR||-0%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||153,000 EUR||+8%|
|Instrumentation Manager||164,000 EUR||+16%|
|Irrigation Engineer||138,000 EUR||-2%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||148,000 EUR||+5%|
|Locomotive Engineer||139,000 EUR||-2%|
|Maintenance Engineer||136,000 EUR||-4%|
|Maintenance Fitter||92,100 EUR||-35%|
|Maintenance Manager||162,000 EUR||+15%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||156,000 EUR||+10%|
|Marine Engineer||133,000 EUR||-6%|
|Materials Engineer||126,000 EUR||-11%|
|Materials Researcher||150,000 EUR||+6%|
|Materials Technician||134,000 EUR||-5%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||154,000 EUR||+9%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||147,000 EUR||+4%|
|Mechanical Designer||128,000 EUR||-9%|
|Mechanical Engineer||141,000 EUR||-0%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||166,000 EUR||+17%|
|Mechanical Inspector||141,000 EUR||-0%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||134,000 EUR||-5%|
|Mining Engineer||121,000 EUR||-14%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||150,000 EUR||+6%|
|Optical Engineer||132,000 EUR||-7%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||119,000 EUR||-16%|
|PCB Assembler||95,800 EUR||-32%|
|Photonics Engineer||152,000 EUR||+8%|
|Photonics Technician||124,000 EUR||-12%|
|Pipeline Engineer||138,000 EUR||-2%|
|Piping Designer||122,000 EUR||-14%|
|Piping Engineer||139,000 EUR||-2%|
|Planning Engineer||133,000 EUR||-6%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||87,700 EUR||-38%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||155,000 EUR||+10%|
|Principal Engineer||144,000 EUR||+2%|
|Principal Support Engineer||127,000 EUR||-10%|
|Process Engineer||131,000 EUR||-7%|
|Process Operator||121,000 EUR||-14%|
|Product Development Engineer||144,000 EUR||+2%|
|Product Development Technician||124,000 EUR||-12%|
|Product Engineer||130,000 EUR||-8%|
|Product Safety Engineer||134,000 EUR||-5%|
|Production Engineer||145,000 EUR||+3%|
|Project Engineer||140,000 EUR||-1%|
|Proposal Manager||161,000 EUR||+14%|
|Purchasing Engineer||138,000 EUR||-2%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||131,000 EUR||-7%|
|Rail Engineer||132,000 EUR||-7%|
|Robotics Engineer||158,000 EUR||+12%|
|Robotics Technician||131,000 EUR||-7%|
|Safety Engineer||130,000 EUR||-8%|
|Safety Inspector||126,000 EUR||-11%|
|Safety Manager||145,000 EUR||+3%|
|Safety Officer||112,000 EUR||-21%|
|Sales Engineer||139,000 EUR||-2%|
|Scheduling Engineer||124,000 EUR||-12%|
|Service Engineer||153,000 EUR||+8%|
|Solar Engineer||141,000 EUR||-0%|
|Staff Engineer||134,000 EUR||-5%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||127,000 EUR||-10%|
|Stationary Engineer||125,000 EUR||-12%|
|Stress Engineer||123,000 EUR||-13%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||136,000 EUR||-4%|
|Structural Designer||119,000 EUR||-16%|
|Structural Engineer||139,000 EUR||-2%|
|Structural Technician||115,000 EUR||-19%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||150,000 EUR||+6%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||114,000 EUR||-19%|
|Technical Assistant||119,000 EUR||-16%|
|Technical Engineer||124,000 EUR||-12%|
|Technical Support Engineer||119,000 EUR||-16%|
|Tender Engineer||128,000 EUR||-9%|
|Test Development Engineer||130,000 EUR||-8%|
|Transportation Engineer||140,000 EUR||-1%|
|Validation Engineer||134,000 EUR||-5%|
|Verification Engineer||131,000 EUR||-7%|
|Wastewater Engineer||137,000 EUR||-3%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||142,000 EUR||+0%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||165,000 EUR||+17%|
|Work Planner||101,000 EUR||-29%|