The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in United Kingdom is £30,901.
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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical engineers participate in the planning and manufacturing of new products by performing engineering duties and developing, designing and testing mechanical devices. Job requirements include either a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, a master of science in engineering, or a related degree. The EIT exam, membership in a professional society and specific industry-related certifications may also be encouraged or required. Mechanical engineers must be skilled in the use o…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Mechanical Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Mechanical Engineer are from the companies Jaguar Land Rover, Babcock Marine and BAE Systems Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at EDF Energy where the average pay is £42,750. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Jaguar Land Rover and Dyson, earning around £38,151 and £35,300, respectively. BAE Systems Inc. pays the lowest at around £29,702. Arup Pty Ltd and Cobham PLC also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £30,238 and £31,840, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer
Skills in Engineering Design, Project Management and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include SolidWorks and Microsoft Excel.
Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer
An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £26,076 based on 196 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £29,573 based on 1,410 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £34,882 based on 791 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £36,998 based on 497 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £36,795.
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Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Oxford, England: Oxfordshire earn an average of 13.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, England: London (8.7% more) and Derby, England: Derbyshire (5.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Manchester, England: Manchester (12.0% less), Birmingham, England: Birmingham (4.8% less) and Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (3.5% less).
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