A Mechanical Engineer earns an average salary of £29,472 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. 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 Total Pay (?
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£19,888 - £42,444
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29K
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42K
MEDIAN: £29,471
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Mechanical Engineer Total Pay (?
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£6.72 - £24.31
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MEDIAN: £11.00
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National Salary Data

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£0£15K£30K£45K
Salary
£19,888 - £42,444  
   
Bonus
£0.00 - £4,700  
Profit Sharing
£0.00 - £2,936  
Commission
£0.00 - £2,000  
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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£19,621 - £44,610  
PayScale
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£9£18£27
Hourly Rate
£6.72 - £24.31  
   
Hourly Tips
£0.00 - £0.00  
Overtime
£8.55 - £26.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£18K£36K£54K
Bonus
£0.00 - £4,700  
   
Commission
£0.00 - £2,000  
Profit Sharing
£0.00 - £2,936  
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).
)
£19,621 - £44,610  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,202
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Pay Difference By Location
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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

Engineering Design
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
0%
National Average
₤30,000
Microsoft Word
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AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 274 votes.
Gender
Female
6%
female alumni
 
Male
94%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
10%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 13%
vision benefits Vision: 12% employee benefits None: 54%
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