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Average Design Engineer Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for a Design Engineer in United Kingdom is £29,311.
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£21k - £43k
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What Do Design Engineers Do?

Design Engineer Tasks
  • Design components using computer-based tools or by hand and create specification documents for each product.
  • Create prototypes, tests, and make recommendations to improve production efficiency.
  • Conduct analysis of designs using internal tools and ensure each design follows the required specifications.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Design Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Design Engineer are from the companies Airbus, Dyson and Jaguar Land Rover. Reported salaries are highest at Jaguar Land Rover where the average pay is £37,797. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Siemens and Renishaw Plc, earning around £37,001 and £36,312, respectively. Triumph Group pays the lowest at around £31,500. Airbus and General Electric Co (GE) also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £31,865 and £32,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Design Engineers?

Skills in Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Engineering Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Design Engineers?

An entry-level Design Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £24,022 based on 78 salaries. An early career Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £27,352 based on 1,125 salaries. A mid-career Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £32,177 based on 663 salaries. An experienced Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £35,995 based on 256 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £38,557.
Employees with Design Engineer in their job title in Bristol, England: Bristol earn an average of 13.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, England: London (11.9% more) and Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (3.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast (10.1% less), Birmingham, England: Birmingham (8.5% less) and Manchester, England: Manchester (7.8% less).

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