A person working as a Mechanical Engineer in Mauritius typically earns around 42,400 MUR per month. Salaries range from 22,100 MUR (lowest) to 64,900 MUR (highest).
This is the average monthly 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 Mauritius range from 22,100 MUR per month (minimum salary) to 64,900 MUR per month (maximum salary).
The median salary is 40,700 MUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Mechanical Engineer(s) are earning less than 40,700 MUR while the other half are earning more than 40,700 MUR. 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 28,300 MUR while 75% of them are earning more than 28,300 MUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Mechanical Engineer(s) are earning less than 50,700 MUR while 25% are earning more than 50,700 MUR.
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 25,100 MUR per month.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 33,600 MUR per month, 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 43,700 MUR per month, 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 52,900 MUR per month, 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 57,800 MUR per month, 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 60,800 MUR per month, 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 35,300 MUR per month.
While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 49,100 MUR per month, 39% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Mauritius costs anywhere from 232,000 Mauritius Rupee(s) to 696,000 Mauritius Rupee(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 Mauritius earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Mechanical Engineer(s) in Mauritius are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 7% every 29 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 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 Mauritius 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.
65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% 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.
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 15% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Acoustics Engineer||40,900 MUR||-4%|
|Assembly Engineering Technician||32,200 MUR||-24%|
|Assistant Chief Engineer||48,400 MUR||+14%|
|Associate Engineer||38,500 MUR||-9%|
|Autocad Operator||26,200 MUR||-38%|
|Automation Engineer||44,400 MUR||+5%|
|Avionic System Support Engineer||38,900 MUR||-8%|
|Biochemical Engineer||38,400 MUR||-9%|
|BMS Engineer||40,200 MUR||-5%|
|Bridge and Lock Tender||23,000 MUR||-46%|
|Broadcast Engineer||41,700 MUR||-2%|
|CAD Design Engineer||43,600 MUR||+3%|
|CAD Designer||24,800 MUR||-42%|
|CAE Engineer||40,800 MUR||-4%|
|Ceramics Engineer||37,200 MUR||-12%|
|Civil Engineer||43,600 MUR||+3%|
|Commissioning Engineer||39,900 MUR||-6%|
|Communications Engineer||43,200 MUR||+2%|
|Condition Monitoring Engineer||37,400 MUR||-12%|
|Contract Associate Engineer||39,100 MUR||-8%|
|Control Systems Engineer||40,800 MUR||-4%|
|Controls Engineer||40,900 MUR||-4%|
|Controls Software Engineer||37,900 MUR||-11%|
|Corrosion Engineer||38,200 MUR||-10%|
|Design Engineer||40,600 MUR||-4%|
|Drafting Manager||46,500 MUR||+10%|
|Drilling Engineer||40,100 MUR||-5%|
|Electrical Draughtsman||20,600 MUR||-51%|
|Electrical Engineer||47,000 MUR||+11%|
|Electrical Engineering Manager||57,700 MUR||+36%|
|Electromechanical Engineering Technologist||45,300 MUR||+7%|
|Electromechanical Equipment Assembler||20,800 MUR||-51%|
|Energy Engineer||42,100 MUR||-1%|
|Engine Assembler||19,300 MUR||-55%|
|Engineering Account Manager||48,400 MUR||+14%|
|Engineering Chief Designer||47,700 MUR||+12%|
|Engineering Consultant||56,700 MUR||+34%|
|Engineering Key Account Manager||61,800 MUR||+46%|
|Engineering Lab Technician||40,100 MUR||-5%|
|Engineering Planning Manager||56,900 MUR||+34%|
|Engineering Production Manager||77,100 MUR||+82%|
|Engineering Project Analyst||50,000 MUR||+18%|
|Engineering Project Coordinator||47,100 MUR||+11%|
|Engineering Project Director||85,000 MUR||+100%|
|Engineering Project Manager||56,100 MUR||+32%|
|Engineering Research and Development Manager||69,000 MUR||+63%|
|Engineering Safety Coordinator||33,000 MUR||-22%|
|Engineering Sales Manager||58,100 MUR||+37%|
|Engineering Technician||31,100 MUR||-27%|
|Engineering Technologist||32,000 MUR||-25%|
|Environmental Engineer||42,400 MUR||-0%|
|Equipment Engineer||37,100 MUR||-13%|
|Equipment Engineering Manager||55,600 MUR||+31%|
|Fabrication Specialist||30,000 MUR||-29%|
|Facade Engineer||39,700 MUR||-6%|
|Fiber Analyst||22,900 MUR||-46%|
|Field Engineer||41,100 MUR||-3%|
|Field Engineering Manager||69,400 MUR||+64%|
|Fire Engineer||39,800 MUR||-6%|
|Fitter and Turner||13,200 MUR||-69%|
|Forestry Strategic Planner||46,300 MUR||+9%|
|Generation Engineer||42,100 MUR||-1%|
|Genetic Engineer||43,500 MUR||+3%|
|Geological Engineer||44,100 MUR||+4%|
|Geotechnical Engineer||45,400 MUR||+7%|
|Heavy Equipment Mechanic||21,000 MUR||-50%|
|Highway Engineer||39,900 MUR||-6%|
|HSE Professional||38,200 MUR||-10%|
|HVAC Engineer||44,200 MUR||+4%|
|HVAC Supervisor||36,300 MUR||-14%|
|Industrial Engineer||41,500 MUR||-2%|
|Industrial Engineering Technologist||41,700 MUR||-2%|
|Instrument Engineer||41,000 MUR||-3%|
|Instrumentation and Control Engineer||39,900 MUR||-6%|
|Instrumentation Engineer||39,000 MUR||-8%|
|Instrumentation Manager||43,000 MUR||+1%|
|Irrigation Engineer||39,300 MUR||-7%|
|Licensed Aircraft Engineer||42,800 MUR||+1%|
|Locomotive Engineer||38,500 MUR||-9%|
|Maintenance Engineer||39,400 MUR||-7%|
|Maintenance Fitter||15,100 MUR||-64%|
|Maintenance Manager||40,600 MUR||-4%|
|Manufacturing Engineer||37,900 MUR||-11%|
|Marine Engineer||41,200 MUR||-3%|
|Materials Engineer||41,600 MUR||-2%|
|Materials Researcher||38,300 MUR||-10%|
|Materials Technician||28,700 MUR||-32%|
|Mechanical and Electrical Engineer||45,200 MUR||+7%|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||46,100 MUR||+9%|
|Mechanical Designer||35,100 MUR||-17%|
|Mechanical Engineer||42,400 MUR||-0%|
|Mechanical Engineering Manager||58,000 MUR||+37%|
|Mechanical Inspector||41,100 MUR||-3%|
|Mechatronics Engineer||42,700 MUR||+1%|
|Mining Engineer||40,300 MUR||-5%|
|Oil and Petrochemical Engineer||43,900 MUR||+3%|
|Optical Engineer||38,900 MUR||-8%|
|Optical Instrument Assembler||21,100 MUR||-50%|
|PCB Assembler||15,600 MUR||-63%|
|Photonics Engineer||44,100 MUR||+4%|
|Photonics Technician||37,300 MUR||-12%|
|Pipeline Engineer||38,800 MUR||-9%|
|Piping Designer||21,600 MUR||-49%|
|Piping Engineer||37,800 MUR||-11%|
|Planning Engineer||40,200 MUR||-5%|
|Pressure Vessel Inspector||18,800 MUR||-56%|
|Principal Cost Engineer||43,200 MUR||+2%|
|Principal Engineer||42,000 MUR||-1%|
|Principal Support Engineer||43,600 MUR||+3%|
|Process Engineer||41,400 MUR||-2%|
|Process Operator||25,500 MUR||-40%|
|Product Development Engineer||45,100 MUR||+6%|
|Product Development Technician||31,000 MUR||-27%|
|Product Engineer||42,400 MUR||-0%|
|Product Safety Engineer||37,500 MUR||-12%|
|Production Engineer||39,500 MUR||-7%|
|Project Engineer||44,700 MUR||+5%|
|Proposal Manager||54,600 MUR||+29%|
|Purchasing Engineer||37,400 MUR||-12%|
|Quality Assurance Engineer||39,200 MUR||-8%|
|Rail Engineer||41,400 MUR||-2%|
|Robotics Engineer||45,000 MUR||+6%|
|Robotics Technician||33,800 MUR||-20%|
|Safety Engineer||42,600 MUR||+0%|
|Safety Inspector||31,900 MUR||-25%|
|Safety Manager||48,400 MUR||+14%|
|Safety Officer||21,700 MUR||-49%|
|Sales Engineer||44,100 MUR||+4%|
|Scheduling Engineer||37,900 MUR||-11%|
|Service Engineer||42,500 MUR||+0%|
|Solar Engineer||44,800 MUR||+6%|
|Staff Engineer||39,100 MUR||-8%|
|Static Equipment Engineer||40,100 MUR||-5%|
|Stationary Engineer||38,200 MUR||-10%|
|Stress Engineer||37,500 MUR||-12%|
|Structural Analysis Engineer||41,000 MUR||-3%|
|Structural Designer||36,300 MUR||-14%|
|Structural Engineer||42,500 MUR||+0%|
|Structural Technician||26,200 MUR||-38%|
|Supply Chain Specialist||41,400 MUR||-2%|
|Technical Affairs Officer||20,300 MUR||-52%|
|Technical Assistant||20,500 MUR||-52%|
|Technical Engineer||36,800 MUR||-13%|
|Technical Support Engineer||37,400 MUR||-12%|
|Tender Engineer||35,800 MUR||-16%|
|Test Development Engineer||42,100 MUR||-1%|
|Transportation Engineer||38,000 MUR||-10%|
|Validation Engineer||35,900 MUR||-15%|
|Verification Engineer||40,800 MUR||-4%|
|Wastewater Engineer||40,600 MUR||-4%|
|Wind Energy Engineer||40,300 MUR||-5%|
|Wind Energy Operations Manager||54,800 MUR||+29%|
|Work Planner||28,300 MUR||-33%|
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Mauritius earn 18% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.