2017 Engineering Salary Guide

2017 Engineering Salary Guide

Stephen O'Brien 01.01.2017

Engineering has been exceptionally busy throughout 2016, with a range of multinationals and SMEs competing for talent across multiple industries.

We are seeing companies continue to make big investments in their R&D function and expect this to be area of continued growth into 2017. This year also saw the return of significant activity in the construction industry, with a number of key projects commencing nationwide. Major challenges exist when it comes to recruiting these roles as they require niche skill-sets that are currently in very short supply.

Included in the Engineering Salary Guide are salary ranges for  Manufacturing /Maintenance Salaries | Facilties Salaries | Process Salaries | Quality & Validation Salaries | Health & Safety Salaries | R&D & Design Salaries  | Commentary 

Manufacturing / Maintenance Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Engineering Manager     
5+75k - 100k70k - 90k65k - 85k65k - 85k
Maintenance Engineer0 - 328k - 36k25k - 35k25k - 35k25k - 35k
3 - 536k - 50k35k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k
5+50k - 60k45k - 60k45k - 55k45k - 55k
Maintenance Manager5+60k - 80k60k - 75k60k - 70k60k - 70k
Maintenance Technician0 - 325k - 35k25k - 35k25k - 35k25k - 35k
3 - 535k - 42k35k 40k35k - 40k35k - 40k
5+42k - 52k40k - 50k40k - 50k40k - 50k
Manufacturing Engineer0 - 328k - 40k28k - 40k25k - 35k25k - 35k
3 - 540k - 50k40k - 50k35k - 45k35k - 45k
5+50k - 60k50k - 60k45k - 55k45k - 55k
Manufacturing Technician0 - 325k - 35k25k - 35k23k - 33k23k - 33k
3 - 535k - 42k35k - 40k33k - 38k33k - 38k
5+42k - 50k40k - 50k38k - 45k38k - 45k
Mechanical Engineer0 - 333k - 38k30k - 35k30k - 35k30k - 35k
3 - 538k - 50k35k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k
5+50k - 65k45k - 60k45k - 60k45k - 60k
Mechanical Technician0 - 326k - 36k25k - 35k25k - 35k25k - 35k
3 - 536k - 42k35k - 40k35k - 40k35k - 40k
5+42k - 53k40k - 50k40k - 48k40k - 48k
Automation Engineer0 - 325k - 35k25k - 34k23k - 33k23k - 33k
3 - 535k - 50k33k - 48k33k - 48k33k - 48k
5+50k - 75k50k - 72k50k - 65k50k - 65k

Facilties Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Facilities Engineer0 - 322k - 30k20k - 28k20k - 28k20k - 28k
3 - 530k - 40k28k - 35k28k - 35k28k - 35k
5+40k - 50k35k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k
Facilities Manager5+50k - 70k45k - 65k45k - 65k45k - 65k
Facilities Technician0 - 325k - 35k23k - 33k22k - 32k22k - 32k
3 - 535k - 45k33k - 43k32k - 42k32k - 42k
5+45k - 55k43k - 50k42k - 48k42k - 48k
Industrial Engineer0 - 328k - 38k25k - 35k25k - 35k25k - 35k
3 - 538k - 48k35k - 45k34k - 43k34k - 43k
5+48k - 58k45k - 55k43 - 53k43 - 53k
Instrumentation Engineer0 - 328k - 38k25k - 35k25k - 35k25k - 35k
3 - 538k - 48k35k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k
5+48k - 58k45k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 55k
Instrumentation Technician0 - 328k - 32k25k - 30k25k - 30k25k - 30k
3 - 532k - 38k30k - 35k30k - 35k30k - 35k
5+38k - 48k35k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k
 

Process Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Process Engineer0 - 326k - 36k23k - 33k23k - 32k23k - 32k
3 - 536k - 50k33k - 48k32k - 45k32k - 45k
5+50k - 60k48k - 58k45k - 55k45k - 55k
Process Improvement Engineer0 - 338k - 48k35k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k
3 - 548k - 58k45k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 55k
5+58k - 64k55k - 60k55k - 60k55k - 60k
Process Improvement Manager0 - 364k - 70k60k - 65k60k - 65k60k - 65k
3 - 570k - 75k65k - 70k65k - 70k65k - 70k
5+75k - 85k70k - 80k70k - 80k70k - 80k
Process Technician0 - 332k - 38k30k - 35k30k - 35k30k - 35k
3 - 538k - 44k35k - 40k35k - 40k35k - 40k
5+44k - 55k40k - 50k40k - 50k40k - 50k
Production Supervisor0 - 338k - 50k35k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k
3 - 550k - 60k45k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 55k
5+60k - 65k55k - 60k55k - 60k55k - 60k
Production Manager0 - 355k - 60k50k - 55k50k - 55k50k - 55k
3 - 560k - 65k55k - 65k55k - 65k55k - 65k
5+65k - 75k65k - 70k65k - 70k65k - 70k
Lean Six Sigma Engineer0 - 325k - 35k25k - 35k22k - 32k22k - 32k
3 - 535k - 50k35k - 48k32k - 45k32k - 45k
5+50k - 65k48k - 63k45k - 60k45k - 60k
Project Engineer0 - 328k - 38k25k - 35k25k - 35k25k - 35k
3 - 538k - 48k35k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k
5+48k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 50k45k - 50k
Project Manager0 - 340k - 50k40k - 45k40k - 45k40k - 45k
3 - 550k - 60k45k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 55k
5+60k - 70k55k - 65k55k - 60k55k - 60k
 

Quality & Validation Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Quality Engineer0 - 330k - 40k30k - 40k28k - 35k28k - 35k
3 - 540k - 50k40k - 50k35k - 45k35k - 45k
5+50k - 60k50k - 60k45k - 55k45k - 55k
Quality Manager0 - 360k - 70k60k - 70k60k - 65k60k - 65k
3 - 570k - 80k70k - 80k65k - 75k65k - 75k
5+80k - 90k80k - 90k75k - 80k75k - 80k
Quality Technician0 - 328k - 33k28k - 33k28k - 33k28k - 33k
3 - 533k - 38k33k - 38k33k - 38k33k - 38k
5+38k - 48k38k - 48k38k - 45k38k - 45k
QA Specialist0 - 330k - 40k30k - 40k30k - 36k30k - 36k
3 - 540k - 50k40k - 50k36k - 45k36k - 45k
5+50k - 55k50k - 55k45k - 50k45k - 50k
Validation Manager0 - 355k - 65k55k - 65k55k - 65k55k - 65k
3 - 565k - 75k65k - 75k65k - 75k65k - 75k
5+75k - 85k75k - 85k75k - 80k75k - 80k
Validation Engineer0 - 335k - 45k35k - 45k30k - 40k30k - 40k
3 - 545k - 60k45k - 60k40k - 50k40k - 50k
5+60k - 70k60k - 70k50k - 65k50k - 65k

Health & Safety Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Health & Safety Officer0 - 326k - 35k26k - 35k25k - 35k25k - 35k
3 - 535k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k
5+45k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 50k45k - 50k
EHS Officer0 - 328k - 35k28k - 35k25k - 35k25k - 35k
3 - 535k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k35k - 45k
5+45k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 50k45k - 50k
EHS Manager0 - 345k - 50k45k - 50k45k - 50k45k - 50k
3 - 550k - 60k50k - 60k50k - 60k50k - 60k
5+60k - 70k60k - 70k60k - 65k60k - 65k
 

R&D & Design Salary Guide

RoleYears' ExperienceDublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Design Engineer0 - 328k - 40k28k - 40k28k - 38k28k - 38k
3 - 540k - 55k40k - 55k38k - 50k38k - 50k
5+55k - 65k55k - 65k50k - 60k50k - 60k
Design Manager0 - 345k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 55k45k - 55k
3 - 555k - 65k55k - 65k55k - 65k55k - 65k
5+65k - 75k65k - 75k65k - 70k65k - 70k
Electrical Engineer0 - 328k - 40k28k - 40k28k - 38k28k - 38k
3 - 540k - 55k40k - 55k38k - 50k38k - 50k
5+55k - 65k55k - 65k50k - 60k50k - 60k
CAD Technician0 - 328k - 35k28k - 35k26k - 32k26k - 32k
3 - 535k - 45k35k - 45k32k - 40k32k - 40k
5+45k - 50k45k - 50k40k - 45k40k - 45k
R&D Engineer0 - 330k - 40k30k - 40k28k - 38k28k - 38k
3 - 540k - 55k40k - 55k38k - 50k38k - 50k
5+55k - 65k55k - 65k50k - 60k50k - 60k
R&D Manager0 - 355k - 65k55k - 65k50k - 60k50k - 60k
3 - 565k - 75k65k - 75k60k - 70k60k - 70k
5+75k - 80k75k - 80k70k - 75k70k - 75k

Commentary on Engineering Jobs and Remuneration in Ireland for 2017

The competition to secure high calibre engineers is intense at the moment with quality, manufacturing, R&D and facilities based roles most in demand. With increased competition for top talent, recruitment processes are key and any candidates engaged in a prolonged process are likely to receive multiple offers. Many multinational companies have very lengthy hiring processes which need to be streamlined to ensure they are securing the best available talent on the market. Companies who have their recruitment process streamlined to a 2-3 week period are without doubt securing the best talent on the market in the engineering space. 

Retention strategies are becoming more common in the engineering sector, with organisations acutely aware of the cost of losing a key member of their team, resulting in a lengthy recruitment and induction program for the successful candidates. As part of these retention strategies, providing educational assistance and training programmes to ensure employees are constantly upskilled in an evolving market is becoming increasingly important. By introducing training programs it will allow companies develop and broaden their target pool of candidates by securing someone with the core skill-set and upskilling them in other areas. These training and educational programs will also prove a great talent attraction tool for 2017.  

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