Average Design Engineer Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for a Design Engineer in United Kingdom is £29,096.
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£21k - £43k

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Job Description for Design Engineer

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Design Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Design Engineer are from the companies Dyson, General Electric Co (GE) and Jaguar Land Rover. Reported salaries are highest at Jaguar Land Rover where the average pay is £37,347. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Siemens and McLaren Automotive, earning around £36,108 and £35,000, respectively. General Electric Co (GE) pays the lowest at around £30,250. Airbus and Renishaw Plc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £30,898 and £33,000, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Design Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Design Engineer
Mechanical Design Engineer
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Popular Skills for Design Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Design Engineer

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 £23,970 based on 310 salaries. An early career Design Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £26,994 based on 1,275 salaries. A mid-career Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £32,047 based on 682 salaries. An experienced Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £36,746 based on 286 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £36,494.
Employees with Design Engineer in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 15.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Bristol, England: Bristol (11.8% more) and Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (2.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Belfast, Northern Ireland: Belfast (10.7% less), Birmingham, England: West Midlands (6.3% less) and Derby, England: Derbyshire (2.4% less).

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