Mechanical Engineer Salary (United Kingdom)

The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is £29,806 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Technical Analysis and Manufacturing Process Engineering. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Mechanical Engineer Salary (?
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£20,026 - £43,091
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MEDIAN: £29,805
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Mechanical Engineer Salary (?
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£6.67 - £24.24
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MEDIAN: £10
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National Salary Data

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£0£16K£32K£48K
Salary
£20,026 - £43,091  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £4,474  
Profit Sharing
£23.00 - £3,240  
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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£19,717 - £45,005  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,060
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£10£20£30
Hourly Rate
£6.67 - £24.24  
   
Overtime
£8.04 - £27.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£20K£40K£60K
Bonus
£0.00 - £4,474  
   
Profit Sharing
£23.00 - £3,240  
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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£19,717 - £45,005  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 2 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 236
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Pay Difference By Location

Oxford
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Edinburgh
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Cambridge
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Coventry
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National Average
₤30,000
Leicester
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Nottingham
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Manchester
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Leeds
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Mechanical Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Mechanical Engineer?
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.
Mechanical Engineer in Cardiff:
"Exciting Job Prospects"
Pros: Relative real world challenges
Cons: Fixed-date company holidays

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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

National Average
₤30,000

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

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Engineering Design
up arrow 3%
Pro/Engineer
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%
National Average
₤30,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%
Matlab
up arrow 1%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%
AutoCAD
up arrow 4%
AutoDesk
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 319 votes.

Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 41% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 13% employee benefits None: 53%