A Mechanical Engineer earns an average salary of £29,726 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

£19,625 - £43,963
£20K
£30K
£44K
MEDIAN: £29,726
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90%

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£6.11 - £18.58
£6
£10
£19
MEDIAN: £10.47
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National Salary Data (?
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£0£16K£32K£48K
Salary
£19,625 - £43,963  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £4,349  
Profit Sharing
£0.00 - £3,020  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£18,284 - £45,109  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,443
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£9£18£27
Hourly Rate
£6.11 - £18.58  
   
Hourly Tips
£0.03  
Overtime
£8.79 - £26.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£18K£36K£54K
Bonus
£0.00 - £4,349  
   
Profit Sharing
£0.00 - £3,020  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£18,284 - £45,109  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 241

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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Mechanical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 1,044 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mechanical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 495 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 305 salaries. A Mechanical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 151 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £29,593

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Mechanical Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Mechanical Engineer?

Mechanical Engineer in Cambridge:
"Great relaxed but dedicated work culture. Friendly Bosses."
Pros: Great relaxed but dedicated work culture. Friendly Bosses.
Cons: Poor appraisal and salary review procedures.

Mechanical Engineer in Crawley:
Pros: Projects are exciting, sometimes fast paced and often the forefront of technology. My company is flexible with rolling start times (you can arrive anytime between 7.30am and 9am and you leave 8 hours later) and early finish on Friday. The people are nice.
Cons:

Mechanical Engineer in Cardiff:
"Exciting Job Prospects"
Pros: Relative real world challenges
Cons: Fixed-date company holidays

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Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲14%

▲10%

▲8%

National Average
₤30,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries


▲7%





▲3%


Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
₤30,000

▼1%


▼5%


▼7%


Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 59%
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