Average fluid engineer salary in South Africa 2022

average fluid engineer salary

The average fluid engineer salary in South Africa is R28,100 per month. Fluid engineers enable designers and design engineers to validate fluid performance for internal and external flows. The designs are then improved based on optimal flow distribution, minimal pressure loss, and turbulence.

Fluid engineers have one of the highest salary increases of any profession in South Africa. Every 17 months, a fluid engineer’s salary rises by 12%. This salary increase is significantly higher than the average salary increase for all professions, which is 8% every 18 months.

Fluid engineers receive bonuses and this makes their income increase by a small margin. The average bonus for fluid engineers in South Africa ranges from R1,000.00 to R56,000.00 per year.

Not every fluid engineer in South Africa receives a bonus. According to Salary Explorer, 52% of fluid engineers in South Africa received a bonus in 2021, while 48% did not. The bonuses for those who received one ranged from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

A fluid engineer’s salary is affected by a variety of factors. The following factors influence a fluid engineer’s salary.

Factors that influence the salary of a Fluid engineer in South Africa 

Employer

A fluid engineer’s salary is affected by the company for which they work. An employer can influence a fluid engineer’s salary to some extent and has the final say in the amount of salary that a fluid engineer earns.

Aside from salary, the employer determines all other earnings. The employer has the authority to determine the bonus, benefits such as contributions to a pension fund, and other benefits.

Education

A fluid engineer’s salary is affected by his or her level of education. A Bachelor’s degree is required to become a fluid engineer. The lowest-paid fluid engineers in South Africa are those with a Bachelor’s degree.

A fluid engineer with a Bachelor’s degree earns an average monthly salary of R32,300.00. Fluid engineers with a master’s degree, on the other hand, earn an average monthly salary of R39,100.00. A fluid engineer with a master’s degree earns 21% more than a fluid engineer with a bachelor’s degree.

Another factor that influences a fluid engineer’s salary is their level of experience in the field. We look at the impact of the level of experience on the salary of a fluid engineer below. 

Salary of fluid engineers based on their level of experience in the field 

Salary of a fluid engineer with 0 – 2 years of work experience in 2022 

A fluid engineer with 0 to 2 years of experience can expect to earn R16,600.00 per month on average. Fluid engineers with 0 years of experience earn the least in this category, with an average monthly salary of R14,600.00.

Fluid engineers with 2 years of experience earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R18,100.00. Those with a master’s degree and 2 years of experience can earn up to R24,000.00 per month.

Salary of a fluid engineer with 3 – 5 years of work experience in 2022 

A fluid engineer with 3 to 5 years of experience can expect to earn R22,300.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 34% increase over the average salary of fluid engineers with 0 to 2 years of experience.

Fluid engineers with 5 years of experience earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R26,900.00. Those with 3 years of experience earn the least, with an average monthly salary of R19,900.00.

Salary of a fluid engineer with 6 – 10 years of work experience in 2022 

A fluid engineer with 6 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn R29,000.00 per month on average. The average salary is 30% higher than that of fluid engineers with 3 to 5 years of experience.

Fluid engineers with 6 years of experience earn the least in this group, with an average monthly salary of R26,800.00. Those with 10 years of work experience earn the most, with an average monthly salary of R32,500.00.

Salary of a fluid engineer with 11 – 15 years of work experience in 2022 

A fluid engineer with 11 to 15 years of experience can expect to earn R35,100.00 per month on average. The salary represents a 21% increase over the average salary of fluid engineers with 6 to 10 years of experience.

Fluid engineers with 15 years of experience earn the most in this category, with an average monthly salary of R36,700.00. Fluid engineers with 11 years of experience earn the least in this category, with an average monthly salary of R33,400.00.

Salary of a fluid engineer with 16 – 20 years of work experience in 2022 

A fluid engineer with 16 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn R38,400.00 per month on average. The average salary for fluid engineers with 16 to 20 years of experience is 9% higher than that of fluid engineers with 11 to 25 years of work experience.

Fluid engineers with 20+ years of experience earn the most, with an average monthly salary of R40,400.00. A fluid engineer with 20+ years of experience’s monthly salary can reach R48,000.00.

Conclusion 

Fluid engineers must possess a set of skills in order to carry out their duties, and they are among the most specialized professionals in South Africa. A bachelor’s degree in the field is required for employment as a fluid engineer. However, earning a master’s degree as a fluid engineer can increase one’s salary by up to 21%.

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