Salary survey

The Engineers Ireland Salary Survey 2021 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 2021
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2021 Highlights

Remuneration package

A Chartered Engineer with 16-20 years' experience typically receives: €75,000 salary, €6,000 annual bonus and a 5% pension contribution.

Salary progression

A graduate engineer can expect to earn €33,000, rising to approximately €50,000 with 6-10 years of experience. Remuneration levels rise more-or-less consistently with experience and most engineers with more than 30 years of experience can expect to earn more than €93,000. Achieving promotion to a more senior position, entering management and supervising more staff all typically result in a higher salary.

Engineers Ireland subscription

Most engineers have their Engineers Ireland subscription fee paid by their employer.

Pension contributions

The vast majority of engineers receive contributions from their employer to their pension, typically 5% of salary and rising with experience. Two-in-five engineers with more than 30 years of experience receive pension contributions of more than 10% of salary.

Value of professional titles

The value of the professional titles of Chartered Engineer and Fellow is recognised through increased remuneration. A Chartered Engineer can expect to earn approximately €5,000 per year more than an untitled engineer with the same number of years of experience.

Engineering barometer
The Engineering barometer is an annual report from Engineers Ireland, tracking developments in engineering education, employment and perspectives