Salary survey

The Engineers Ireland Salary Survey 2022 presents up-to-date information on engineers' salary levels and employment benefits in Ireland.

Our member publications such as the Engineering Barometer and the Salary Survey assist members' career progression, providing evidence-based metrics of the trust and value placed on engineers. 

Engineers Ireland
Salary Survey 2022
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2022 Highlights

Remuneration package

A Chartered Engineer with 6-10 years’ experience typically receives: €60,000 salary; €5,000 annual bonus; 5% pension contribution.

Salary progression

A graduate engineer can expect to earn €33,000, rising to approximately €65,000 with 11-15 years of experience. Remuneration levels rise more-or-less consistently with experience and most engineers with more than 30 years of experience earn more than €100,000. Younger engineers reported strong increases in salary over the past year: two-thirds of engineers with 3-5 years’ experience received a raise of more than 5%.

Engineers Ireland subscription

The majority of survey respondents have their Engineers Ireland subscription paid by their employer (€280 for members without a professional title).

Pension contributions

The vast majority of engineers receive contributions from their employer to their pension, typically 5% of salary and rising with experience. Most engineers with more than 30 years of experience receive pension contributions of more than 7.5% of salary.

Value of professional titles

A Chartered Engineer can expect to earn €5,000-€10,000 per year more than an engineer without a professional title with the same number of years of experience.

Previous reports

Engineers Ireland
Salary Survey 2021
Read through last year's Salary Survey report.
Engineering barometer
The Engineering barometer is an annual report from Engineers Ireland, tracking developments in engineering education, employment and perspectives