Thinking of becoming an engineer? It might just be very rewarding. The average civil engineer salary is R307,752 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Project Management, and Windows Operating System General Use. People in this job generally don’t have more than 20 years’ experience.
The Oil and Gas Industry
Industrial or Plant Engineers earn very competitive salaries in the Oil and Gas Industry. The Oil and Gas Industry is an industry known for its high salaries. According to reports there are approximately 1,090 persons employed as Industrial Engineers in the Oil and Gas Extraction industry.
Reports state that there are around 153 636 Industrial Engineers in total, which means that the amount of Industrial Engineers working in the Oil and Gas industry is relatively small, in comparison to other industries.
The Mining Industry
Sticking with salaries provided by FindtheData, Industrial or Plant Engineers in the mining industry have an average annual salary of R1.4 million.
So it appears that even though Industrial Engineers working in the Oil and Gas industry which is notoriously a highly paid industry, are earning an average annual salary of R1.46 Million those working in the Mining Industry are earning pretty comparative salaries with an average annual salary of R1.3 Million
When you take into consideration that according to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, the average salary for an Industrial Engineer across all industries is R950,000 per year or R470 per hour, both industries are extremely viable financially for Industrial Engineers.