Salary survey

The Engineers Ireland Salary Survey 2024 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. 

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Salary Survey 2024
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2024 Highlights

Remuneration package

A Chartered Engineer with 6 -10 years’ experience typically receives: €59,000 salary; €5,000 annual bonus; 5% pension contribution.

Salary progression

A graduate engineer can expect to earn €38,000, 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: 59% 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. However, 27% of young engineers (1-2 years) don’t receive pension contributions.

Value of professional titles

A Chartered Engineer can expect to earn approximately €5,000- €10,000 per year more than an untitled engineer with the same number of years of experience. While the typical untitled engineer with 6-10 years’ experience earns €54,000, a Chartered Engineer who graduates in the same year typically earns €59,000.