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2016 Engineering Salary & Benefits Guide

2016 Engineering Salary & Benefits Guide

12-01-2016
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A look at the salary ranges for engineering professionals working in Ireland in 2016. 

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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

Role Years' Experience Dublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
CAD Technician 0 - 3 26,000 - 31,000 25,000 - 30,000 25,000 - 30,000 24,000 - 29,000
3 - 5 31,000 - 36,000 30,000 - 35,000 30,000 - 35,000 29,000 - 35,000
5+ 36,000 - 42,000 35,000 - 40,000 35,000 - 40,000 35,000 - 40,000
Chemical Engineer 0 - 3 26,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 32,000 25,000 - 32,000
3 - 5 35,000 - 50,000 35,000 - 48,000 32,000 - 45,000 32,000 - 45,000
5+ 50,000 - 70,000 48,000 - 65,000 45,000 - 65,000 45,000 - 65,000
Controls / Automation Engineer 0 - 3 25,000 - 35,000 23,000 - 33,000 23,000 - 35,000 23,000 - 33,000
3 - 5 35,000 - 50,000 33,000 - 50,000 35,000 - 50,000 33,000 - 50,000
5+ 50,000 - 70,000 50,000 - 68,000 50,000 - 65,000 50,000 - 65,000
Debug Technician 0 - 3 23,000 - 28,000 20,000 - 26,000 20,000 - 26,000 20,000 - 26,000
3 - 5 28,000 - 34,000 26,000 - 32,000 26,000 - 30,000 26,000 - 30,000
5+ 34,000 - 42,000 32,000 - 40,000 230,000 - 38,000 30,000 - 38,000
Design Engineer 0 - 3 27,000 - 37,000 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000 22,000 - 32,000
3 - 5 37,000 - 52,000 35,000 - 50,000 35,000 - 50,000 32,000 - 47,000
5+ 52,000 - 62,000 50,000 - 60,000 50,000 - 60,000 47,000 - 58,000
Design Manager 0 - 3 40,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 40,000 35,000 - 40,000 35,000 - 40,000
3 - 5 45,000 - 58,000 40,000 - 55,000 40,000 - 55,000 40,000 - 55,000
5+ 58,000 - 70,000 55,000 - 65,000 55,000 - 65,000 55,000 - 65,000
Electrical Engineer 0 - 3 37,000 - 42,000 35,000 - 40,000 33,000 - 38,000 33,000 - 38,000
3 - 5 42,000 - 48,000 40,000 - 45,000 38,000 - 45,000 38,000 - 45,000
5+ 48,000 - 58,000 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000
Electronic Engineer 0 - 3 33,000 - 40,000 30,000 - 38,000 30,000 - 35,000 30,000 - 35,000
3 - 5 40,000 - 50,000 38,000 - 50,000 35,000 - 48,000 35,000 - 48,000
5+ 50,000 - 70,000 50,000 - 68,000 48,000 - 62,000 48,000 - 62,000
Electronic Technician 0 - 3 22,000 - 30,000 20,000 - 28,000 20,000 - 28,000 20,000 - 28,000
3 - 5 30,000 - 34,000 28,000 - 34,000 28,000 - 30,000 28,000 - 30,000
5+ 34,000 - 44,000 34,000 - 40,000 30,000 - 38,000 30,000 - 38,000
Engineering Manager 0 - 3 48,000 - 58,000 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000
3 - 5 58,000 - 70,000 55,000 - 65,000 55,000 - 65,000 55,000 - 65,000
5+ 70,000 - 80,000 65,000 - 75,000 65,000 - 75,000 65,000 - 75,000
Environmental Engineer 0 - 3 23,000 - 33,000 20,000 - 30,000 20,000 - 30,000 20,000 - 30,000
3 - 5 33,000 - 40,000 30,000 - 38,000 30,000 - 36,000 30,000 - 36,000
5+ 40,000 - 48,000 38,000 - 45,000 36,000 - 43,000 36,000 - 43,000
Facilities Engineer 0 - 3 22,000 - 30,000 20,000 - 28,000 20,000 - 28,000 20,000 - 28,000
3 - 5 30,000 - 40,000 28,000 - 35,000 28,000 - 35,000 28,000 - 35,000
5+ 40,000 - 50,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000
Facilities Manager 0 - 3 n/a n/a n/a n/a
3 - 5 n/a n/a n/a n/a
5+ 50,000 - 70,000 45,000 - 65,000 45,000 - 65,000 45,000 - 65,000
Facilities Technician 0 - 3 25,000 - 35,000 23,000 - 33,000 22,000 - 32,000 22,000 - 32,000
3 - 5 35,000 - 45,000 33,000 - 43,000 32,000 - 42,000 32,000 - 42,000
5+ 45,000 - 55,000 43,000 - 50,000 42,000 - 48,000 42,000 - 48,000
Industrial Engineer 0 - 3 28,000 - 38,000 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000
3 - 5 38,000 - 48,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 43,000 35,000 - 43,000
5+ 48,000 - 58,000 45,000 - 55,000 43,000 - 53,000 43,000 - 53,000
Instrumentation Engineer 0 - 3 28,000 - 38,000 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000
3 - 5 38,000 - 48,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000
5+ 48,000 - 58,000 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000
Instrumentation Technician 0 - 3 28,000 - 32,000 25,000 - 30,000 25,000 - 30,000 25,000 - 30,000
3 - 5 32,000 - 38,000 30,000 - 35,000 30,000 - 35,000 30,000 - 35,000
5+ 38,000 - 48,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000
Lean Six Sigma Engineer 0 - 3 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000 22,000 - 32,000 22,000 - 32,000
3 - 5 35,000 - 50,000 35,000 - 48,000 32,000 - 45,000 32,000 - 45,000
5+ 50,000 - 65,000 48,000 - 63,000 45,000 - 62,000 45,000 - 62,000
Maintenance Engineer 0 - 3 26,000 - 36,000 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000
3 - 5 36,000 - 47,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000
5+ 47,000 - 60,000 45,000 - 60,000 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000
Maintenance Manager 0 - 3 na na na na
3 - 5 na na na na
5+ 55,000 - 75,000 50,000 - 70,000 48,000 - 68,000 48,000 - 68,000
Maintenance Technician 0 - 3 25,000 - 36,000 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000
3 - 5 36,000 - 42,000 35,000 40,000 35,000 - 40,000 35,000 - 40,000
5+ 42,000 - 52,000 40,000 - 50,000 40,000 - 50,000 40,000 - 50,000
Manufacturing Engineer 0 - 3 26,000 - 36,000 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000
3 - 5 36,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000
5+ 45,000 - 60,000 45,000 - 60,000 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000
Manufacturing Technician 0 - 3 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000 23,000 - 33,000 23,000 - 33,000
3 - 5 35,000 - 42,000 35,000 - 40,000 33,000 - 38,000 33,000 - 38,000
5+ 42,000 - 50,000 40,000 - 50,000 38,000 - 45,000 40,000 - 45,000
Mechanical Engineer 0 - 3 33,000 - 38,000 30,000 - 35,000 30,000 - 35,000 30,000 - 35,000
3 - 5 38,000 - 50,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000
5+ 50,000 - 65,000 45,000 - 60,000 45,000 - 60,000 45,000 - 60,000
Mechanical Technician 0 - 3 26,000 - 36,000 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000
3 - 5 36,000 - 42,000 35,000 - 40,000 35,000 - 40,000 35,000 - 40,000
5+ 42,000 - 53,000 40,000 - 50,000 40,000 - 48,000 40,000 - 48,000
NPD Manager 0 - 3 55,000 - 65,000 50,000 - 60,000 50,000 - 60,000 48,000 - 60,000
3 - 5 65,000 - 75,000 60,000 - 70,000 60000 - 68,000 60,000 - 70,000
5+ 75,000 - 85,000 70,000 - 80,000 68,000 - 78,000 68,000 - 78,000
NPD Technologist 0 - 3 25,000 - 35,000 23,000 - 33,000 23,000 - 33,000 23,000 - 33,000
3 - 5 35,000 - 45,000 33,000 - 45,000 33,000 - 45,000 33,000 - 45,000
5+ 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000
Process Engineer 0 - 3 26,000 - 36,000 23,000 - 33,000 23,000 - 32,000 23,000 - 32,000
3 - 5 36,000 - 52,000 33,000 - 50,000 32,000 - 45,000 32,000 - 45,000
5+ 52,000 - 65,000 50,000 - 65,000 45,000 - 60,000 45,000 - 60,000
Process Improvement Engineer 0 - 3 38,000 - 48,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000
3 - 5 48,000 - 58,000 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000
5+ 58,000 - 64,000 55,000 - 60,000 55,000 - 60,000 55,000 - 60,000
Process Improvement Manager 0 - 3 64,000 - 70,000 60,000 - 65,000 60,000 - 65,000 60,000 - 65,000
3 - 5 70,000 - 75,000 65,000 - 70,000 65,000 - 70,000 65,000 - 70,000
5+ 75,000 - 85,000 70,000 - 80,000 70,000 - 80,000 70,000 - 80,000
Process Technician 0 - 3 32,000 - 38,000 30,000 - 35,000 30,000 - 35,000 30,000 - 35,000
3 - 5 38,000 - 44,000 35,000 - 40,000 35,000 - 40,000 35,000 - 40,000
5+ 44,000 - 55,000 40,000 - 50,000 40,000 - 50,000 40,000 - 50,000
Production Engineer 0 - 3 38,000 - 50,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000
3 - 5 50,000 - 60,000 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000
5+ 60,000 - 65,000 55,000 - 60,000 55,000 - 60,000 55,000 - 60,000
Production Manager 0 - 3 55,000 - 60,000 50,000 - 55,000 50,000 - 55,000 50,000 - 55,000
3 - 5 60,000 - 65,000 55,000 - 65,000 55,000 - 65,000 55,000 - 65,000
5+ 65,000 - 75,000 65,000 - 70,000 65,000 - 70,000 65,000 - 70,000
Project Engineer 0 - 3 35,000 - 44,000 35,000 - 40,000 35,000 - 40,000 35,000 - 40,000
3 - 5 44,000 - 54,000 40,000 - 50,000 40,000 - 50,000 40,000 - 50,000
5+ 54,000 - 60,000 50,000 - 60,000 50,000 - 60,000 50,000 - 60,000
Project Manager 0 - 3 44,000 - 50,000 40,000 - 45,000 40,000 - 45,000 40,000 - 45,000
3 - 5 50,000 - 70,000 45,000 - 65,000 45,000 - 65,000 45,000 - 65,000
5+ 70,000 - 80,000 65,000 - 75,000 65,000 - 75,000 65,000 - 75,000
Quality Engineer 0 - 3 30,000 - 35,000 28,000 - 32,000 28,000 - 32,000 28,000 - 32,000
3 - 5 35,000 - 45,000 32,000 - 42,000 32,000 42,000 32,000 - 42,000
5+ 45,000 - 55,000 42,000 - 52,000 42,000 - 52,000 42,000 - 52,000
Quality Manager 0 - 3 55,000 - 58,000 50,000 - 55,000 48,000 - 53,000 48,000 - 53,000
3 - 5 58,000 - 68,000 55,000 - 65,000 53,000 - 63,000 53,000 - 63,000
5+ 68,000 - 75,000 65,000 - 70,000 63,000 - 70,000 63,000 - 70,000
Quality Technician 0 - 3 28,000 - 33,000 25,000 - 30,000 25,000 - 30,000 25,000 - 30,000
3 - 5 33,000 - 38,000 30,000 - 35,000 30,000 - 35,000 30,000 - 35,000
5+ 38,000 - 48,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000
Test Engineer 0 - 3 27,000 - 32,000 25,000 - 30,000 25,000 - 30,000 23,000 - 27,000
3 - 5 32,000 - 37,000 30,000 - 35,000 30,000 - 35,000 27,000 - 33,000
5+ 37,000 - 42,000 35,000 - 40,000 35,000 - 40,000 33,000 - 38,000
Validation Manager 0 - 3 55,000 - 65,000 50,000 - 60,000 48,000 - 58,000 48,000 - 58,000
3 - 5 65,000 - 70,000 60,000 - 65,000 60,000 - 65,000 60,000 - 65,000
5+ 70,000 - 80,000 65,000 - 75,000 63,000 - 73,000 63,000 - 73,000
Validation Engineer 0 - 3 35,000 - 45,000 32,000 - 42,000 32,000 - 42,000 30,000 - 40,000
3 - 5 45,000 - 55,000 42,000 - 55,000 42,000 - 52,000 40,000 - 50,000
5+ 55,000 - 65,000 55,000 - 65,000 52,000 - 65,000 52,000 - 65,000
Chemical Engineer 0 - 3 25,000 - 37,000 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 32,000 25,000 - 32,000
3 - 5 37,000 - 52,000 35,000 - 50,000 32,000 - 45,000 32,000 - 45,000
5+ 50,000 - 70,000 50,000 - 70,000 45,000 - 63,000 45,000 - 65,000

Health & Safety

Role Years' Experience Dublin
Cork
Limerick
Waterford
Health & Safety Officer 0 - 3 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000 25,000 - 35,000
3 - 5 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000 35,000 - 45,000
5+ 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 55,000
EHS Officer 0 - 3 24,000 - 28,000 20,000 - 28,000 20,000 - 28,000 20,000 - 28,000
3 - 5 28,000 - 44,000 28,000 - 40,000 28,000 - 40,000 28,000 - 40,000
5+ 44,000 - 58,000 40,000 - 50,000 40,000 - 50,000 40,000 - 50,000
EHS Manager 0 - 3 43,000 - 48,000 40,000 - 45,000 40,000 - 45,000 40,000 - 45,000
3 - 5 48,000 - 55,000 45,000 - 50,000 45,000 - 48,000 45,000 - 48,000
5+ 55,000 - 65,000 50,000 - 60,000 48,000 - 58,000 48,000 - 58,000


Typical range of benefits for Engineering professionals:

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

 

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