2016 Engineering salaries in South Africa

CareerJunction has released its 2016 Salary Review, which provides insight into the average salaries of engineers in South Africa [See all non-IT salaries here].

The CareerJunction Salary Review has been compiled for South African job seekers and the recruitment industry, and provides an accurate representation of salaries in the country.

It contains up-to-date salary information based on salary offerings on the CareerJunction website for job postings between October 2015 and February 2016.

The salary ranges listed in the table below are based on salary offerings for skilled and senior candidates.

These salary ranges represent monthly cost-to-company remuneration, and serve as an indication of the average salary offerings for each occupation.

Engineering salaries in South Africa

The table below provides an overview of the average engineering salaries in South Africa.

Junior engineers are likely to earn less than the quoted figures, while senior engineers can expect to earn more that the salaries below.

2016 Engineering Salaries
Profession Scale Skilled Senior
Chemical Engineering From R27,404 R28,764
To R39,599 R40,510
Civil Engineering From R30,799 R42,088
To R42,153 R54,516
Structural Engineering From R34,735 R54,167
To R49,742 R69,841
Electrical Engineering From R36,266 R44,059
To R46,446 R53,172
Electronic Engineering From R28,873 R39,345
To R37,007 R48,690
Industrial Engineering From R35,045 R37,031
To R44,024 R47,375
Mechanical Engineering From R38,910 R51,458
To R49,439 R61,434
Mining Engineering From R52,521
To R63,095
Project Engineering From R29,457 R38,551
To R36,105 R46,761

Engineering salaries: Gauteng vs Western Cape vs KwaZulu-Natal

Average salary offerings for engineers are considerably lower in the Western Cape compared to salary offerings in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

This could possibly be due to a lower demand for skills in the Western Cape.

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