2016 Engineering Salary & Benefits Guide

Eleanor Collins 12.01.2016

A look at the salary ranges for engineering professionals working in Ireland in 2016.

Established companies investing in talent at all levels

2015 was an extremely positive year for the Pharma , Life Science and Manufacturing Sectors with a number of of new set ups, mergers, acquisitions and expansions announced throughout the year. This lead to an increased demand for Engineers across multiple sectors such as Quality, Manufacturing, Design and R & D 

Job flow has remained high in the manufacturing sector throughout 2015. There was a high demand for manufacturing engineers with at least five years’ experience in the medical device sector. Experienced manufacturing engineers are in high demand with demand currently exceeding supply. 65% of roles within the manufacturing space were with MNC throughout Ireland. 2015 saw a significant increase in the number of professionals looking to relocate back to Ireland to take up new opportunities in this sector which show a real confidence in the market. As a result of this we have seen many companies introducing relocation benefits into their overall package in order to attract the best of the returning talent.

Other Engineering professions that are in high demand include Automation Engineers, Chemical Engineers and Maintenance Engineers. Again this is predominantly due to the increased growth of the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device sectors.  

Confidence in the building services and construction construction space continues to grow throughout 2015 with our Building Services sector having largest number of roles in May.  The areas of demand were Project Engineers, Project Managers & Building services engineers.  With the construction market continuing to flourish and with the expansions of some major plants throughout the country we foresee a continued demand for professional within this sector.  

 

Engineering

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
CAD Technician0 - 326,000 - 31,00025,000 - 30,00025,000 - 30,00024,000 - 29,000
3 - 531,000 - 36,00030,000 - 35,00030,000 - 35,00029,000 - 35,000
5+36,000 - 42,00035,000 - 40,00035,000 - 40,00035,000 - 40,000
Chemical Engineer0 - 326,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,00025,000 - 32,00025,000 - 32,000
3 - 535,000 - 50,00035,000 - 48,00032,000 - 45,00032,000 - 45,000
5+50,000 - 70,00048,000 - 65,00045,000 - 65,00045,000 - 65,000
Controls / Automation Engineer0 - 325,000 - 35,00023,000 - 33,00023,000 - 35,00023,000 - 33,000
3 - 535,000 - 50,00033,000 - 50,00035,000 - 50,00033,000 - 50,000
5+50,000 - 70,00050,000 - 68,00050,000 - 65,00050,000 - 65,000
Debug Technician0 - 323,000 - 28,00020,000 - 26,00020,000 - 26,00020,000 - 26,000
3 - 528,000 - 34,00026,000 - 32,00026,000 - 30,00026,000 - 30,000
5+34,000 - 42,00032,000 - 40,000230,000 - 38,00030,000 - 38,000
Design Engineer0 - 327,000 - 37,00025,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,00022,000 - 32,000
3 - 537,000 - 52,00035,000 - 50,00035,000 - 50,00032,000 - 47,000
5+52,000 - 62,00050,000 - 60,00050,000 - 60,00047,000 - 58,000
Design Manager0 - 340,000 - 45,00035,000 - 40,00035,000 - 40,00035,000 - 40,000
3 - 545,000 - 58,00040,000 - 55,00040,000 - 55,00040,000 - 55,000
5+58,000 - 70,00055,000 - 65,00055,000 - 65,00055,000 - 65,000
Electrical Engineer0 - 337,000 - 42,00035,000 - 40,00033,000 - 38,00033,000 - 38,000
3 - 542,000 - 48,00040,000 - 45,00038,000 - 45,00038,000 - 45,000
5+48,000 - 58,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,000
Electronic Engineer0 - 333,000 - 40,00030,000 - 38,00030,000 - 35,00030,000 - 35,000
3 - 540,000 - 50,00038,000 - 50,00035,000 - 48,00035,000 - 48,000
5+50,000 - 70,00050,000 - 68,00048,000 - 62,00048,000 - 62,000
Electronic Technician0 - 322,000 - 30,00020,000 - 28,00020,000 - 28,00020,000 - 28,000
3 - 530,000 - 34,00028,000 - 34,00028,000 - 30,00028,000 - 30,000
5+34,000 - 44,00034,000 - 40,00030,000 - 38,00030,000 - 38,000
Engineering Manager0 - 348,000 - 58,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,000
3 - 558,000 - 70,00055,000 - 65,00055,000 - 65,00055,000 - 65,000
5+70,000 - 80,00065,000 - 75,00065,000 - 75,00065,000 - 75,000
Environmental Engineer0 - 323,000 - 33,00020,000 - 30,00020,000 - 30,00020,000 - 30,000
3 - 533,000 - 40,00030,000 - 38,00030,000 - 36,00030,000 - 36,000
5+40,000 - 48,00038,000 - 45,00036,000 - 43,00036,000 - 43,000
Facilities Engineer0 - 322,000 - 30,00020,000 - 28,00020,000 - 28,00020,000 - 28,000
3 - 530,000 - 40,00028,000 - 35,00028,000 - 35,00028,000 - 35,000
5+40,000 - 50,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,000
Facilities Manager0 - 3n/an/an/an/a
3 - 5n/an/an/an/a
5+50,000 - 70,00045,000 - 65,00045,000 - 65,00045,000 - 65,000
Facilities Technician0 - 325,000 - 35,00023,000 - 33,00022,000 - 32,00022,000 - 32,000
3 - 535,000 - 45,00033,000 - 43,00032,000 - 42,00032,000 - 42,000
5+45,000 - 55,00043,000 - 50,00042,000 - 48,00042,000 - 48,000
Industrial Engineer0 - 328,000 - 38,00025,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,000
3 - 538,000 - 48,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 43,00035,000 - 43,000
5+48,000 - 58,00045,000 - 55,00043,000 - 53,00043,000 - 53,000
Instrumentation Engineer0 - 328,000 - 38,00025,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,000
3 - 538,000 - 48,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,000
5+48,000 - 58,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,000
Instrumentation Technician0 - 328,000 - 32,00025,000 - 30,00025,000 - 30,00025,000 - 30,000
3 - 532,000 - 38,00030,000 - 35,00030,000 - 35,00030,000 - 35,000
5+38,000 - 48,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,000
Lean Six Sigma Engineer0 - 325,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,00022,000 - 32,00022,000 - 32,000
3 - 535,000 - 50,00035,000 - 48,00032,000 - 45,00032,000 - 45,000
5+50,000 - 65,00048,000 - 63,00045,000 - 62,00045,000 - 62,000
Maintenance Engineer0 - 326,000 - 36,00025,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,000
3 - 536,000 - 47,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,000
5+47,000 - 60,00045,000 - 60,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,000
Maintenance Manager0 - 3nananana
3 - 5nananana
5+55,000 - 75,00050,000 - 70,00048,000 - 68,00048,000 - 68,000
Maintenance Technician0 - 325,000 - 36,00025,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,000
3 - 536,000 - 42,00035,000 40,00035,000 - 40,00035,000 - 40,000
5+42,000 - 52,00040,000 - 50,00040,000 - 50,00040,000 - 50,000
Manufacturing Engineer0 - 326,000 - 36,00025,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,000
3 - 536,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,000
5+45,000 - 60,00045,000 - 60,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,000
Manufacturing Technician0 - 325,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,00023,000 - 33,00023,000 - 33,000
3 - 535,000 - 42,00035,000 - 40,00033,000 - 38,00033,000 - 38,000
5+42,000 - 50,00040,000 - 50,00038,000 - 45,00040,000 - 45,000
Mechanical Engineer0 - 333,000 - 38,00030,000 - 35,00030,000 - 35,00030,000 - 35,000
3 - 538,000 - 50,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,000
5+50,000 - 65,00045,000 - 60,00045,000 - 60,00045,000 - 60,000
Mechanical Technician0 - 326,000 - 36,00025,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,000
3 - 536,000 - 42,00035,000 - 40,00035,000 - 40,00035,000 - 40,000
5+42,000 - 53,00040,000 - 50,00040,000 - 48,00040,000 - 48,000
NPD Manager0 - 355,000 - 65,00050,000 - 60,00050,000 - 60,00048,000 - 60,000
3 - 565,000 - 75,00060,000 - 70,00060000 - 68,00060,000 - 70,000
5+75,000 - 85,00070,000 - 80,00068,000 - 78,00068,000 - 78,000
NPD Technologist0 - 325,000 - 35,00023,000 - 33,00023,000 - 33,00023,000 - 33,000
3 - 535,000 - 45,00033,000 - 45,00033,000 - 45,00033,000 - 45,000
5+45,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,000
Process Engineer0 - 326,000 - 36,00023,000 - 33,00023,000 - 32,00023,000 - 32,000
3 - 536,000 - 52,00033,000 - 50,00032,000 - 45,00032,000 - 45,000
5+52,000 - 65,00050,000 - 65,00045,000 - 60,00045,000 - 60,000
Process Improvement Engineer0 - 338,000 - 48,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,000
3 - 548,000 - 58,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,000
5+58,000 - 64,00055,000 - 60,00055,000 - 60,00055,000 - 60,000
Process Improvement Manager0 - 364,000 - 70,00060,000 - 65,00060,000 - 65,00060,000 - 65,000
3 - 570,000 - 75,00065,000 - 70,00065,000 - 70,00065,000 - 70,000
5+75,000 - 85,00070,000 - 80,00070,000 - 80,00070,000 - 80,000
Process Technician0 - 332,000 - 38,00030,000 - 35,00030,000 - 35,00030,000 - 35,000
3 - 538,000 - 44,00035,000 - 40,00035,000 - 40,00035,000 - 40,000
5+44,000 - 55,00040,000 - 50,00040,000 - 50,00040,000 - 50,000
Production Engineer0 - 338,000 - 50,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,000
3 - 550,000 - 60,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,000
5+60,000 - 65,00055,000 - 60,00055,000 - 60,00055,000 - 60,000
Production Manager0 - 355,000 - 60,00050,000 - 55,00050,000 - 55,00050,000 - 55,000
3 - 560,000 - 65,00055,000 - 65,00055,000 - 65,00055,000 - 65,000
5+65,000 - 75,00065,000 - 70,00065,000 - 70,00065,000 - 70,000
Project Engineer0 - 335,000 - 44,00035,000 - 40,00035,000 - 40,00035,000 - 40,000
3 - 544,000 - 54,00040,000 - 50,00040,000 - 50,00040,000 - 50,000
5+54,000 - 60,00050,000 - 60,00050,000 - 60,00050,000 - 60,000
Project Manager0 - 344,000 - 50,00040,000 - 45,00040,000 - 45,00040,000 - 45,000
3 - 550,000 - 70,00045,000 - 65,00045,000 - 65,00045,000 - 65,000
5+70,000 - 80,00065,000 - 75,00065,000 - 75,00065,000 - 75,000
Quality Engineer0 - 330,000 - 35,00028,000 - 32,00028,000 - 32,00028,000 - 32,000
3 - 535,000 - 45,00032,000 - 42,00032,000 42,00032,000 - 42,000
5+45,000 - 55,00042,000 - 52,00042,000 - 52,00042,000 - 52,000
Quality Manager0 - 355,000 - 58,00050,000 - 55,00048,000 - 53,00048,000 - 53,000
3 - 558,000 - 68,00055,000 - 65,00053,000 - 63,00053,000 - 63,000
5+68,000 - 75,00065,000 - 70,00063,000 - 70,00063,000 - 70,000
Quality Technician0 - 328,000 - 33,00025,000 - 30,00025,000 - 30,00025,000 - 30,000
3 - 533,000 - 38,00030,000 - 35,00030,000 - 35,00030,000 - 35,000
5+38,000 - 48,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,000
Test Engineer0 - 327,000 - 32,00025,000 - 30,00025,000 - 30,00023,000 - 27,000
3 - 532,000 - 37,00030,000 - 35,00030,000 - 35,00027,000 - 33,000
5+37,000 - 42,00035,000 - 40,00035,000 - 40,00033,000 - 38,000
Validation Manager0 - 355,000 - 65,00050,000 - 60,00048,000 - 58,00048,000 - 58,000
3 - 565,000 - 70,00060,000 - 65,00060,000 - 65,00060,000 - 65,000
5+70,000 - 80,00065,000 - 75,00063,000 - 73,00063,000 - 73,000
Validation Engineer0 - 335,000 - 45,00032,000 - 42,00032,000 - 42,00030,000 - 40,000
3 - 545,000 - 55,00042,000 - 55,00042,000 - 52,00040,000 - 50,000
5+55,000 - 65,00055,000 - 65,00052,000 - 65,00052,000 - 65,000
Chemical Engineer0 - 325,000 - 37,00025,000 - 35,00025,000 - 32,00025,000 - 32,000
3 - 537,000 - 52,00035,000 - 50,00032,000 - 45,00032,000 - 45,000
5+50,000 - 70,00050,000 - 70,00045,000 - 63,00045,000 - 65,000

Health & Safety

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Health & Safety Officer0 - 325,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,00025,000 - 35,000
3 - 535,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,00035,000 - 45,000
5+45,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,00045,000 - 55,000
EHS Officer0 - 324,000 - 28,00020,000 - 28,00020,000 - 28,00020,000 - 28,000
3 - 528,000 - 44,00028,000 - 40,00028,000 - 40,00028,000 - 40,000
5+44,000 - 58,00040,000 - 50,00040,000 - 50,00040,000 - 50,000
EHS Manager0 - 343,000 - 48,00040,000 - 45,00040,000 - 45,00040,000 - 45,000
3 - 548,000 - 55,00045,000 - 50,00045,000 - 48,00045,000 - 48,000
5+55,000 - 65,00050,000 - 60,00048,000 - 58,00048,000 - 58,000


Typical range of benefits for Engineering professionals:

Benefit Type Management Non-Management
Pension 4% - 10% employer contribution2% - 7% employer contribution
Healthcare Cover inclusive of employee and dependantsCover for employee only or no cover
Bonus 8% - 50%0% - 10%
Annual Leave 21 - 28 days21 - 24 days
Life Assurance 2-5 times basic salary2-3 times basic salary
Other Onsite canteen,
Travel tax scheme,
Mobile phone,
Laptop, parking,
Sports & social

 

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