A Mechanical Engineer earns an average salary of £29,726 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.

£20,138 - £45,096
£20K
£30K
£45K
MEDIAN: £30,069
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50%
90%
£6.74 - £21.98
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£22
MEDIAN: £11.21
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£0£46K
Salary £20,138 - £45,096
Bonus £0.00 - £4,816
Profit Sharing £0.00 - £3,710
Commission £1,000
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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£19,135 - £46,513
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,853
Hourly Data £0£27
Hourly Rate £6.74 - £21.98
Hourly Tips £0.03
Overtime £9.15 - £27.81
Annual Data £0£46K
Bonus £0.00 - £4,816
Commission £1,000
Profit Sharing £0.00 - £3,710
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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£19,135 - £46,513
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 491

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.

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Mechanical Engineer Tasks

  • Estimates time and cost to complete projects.
  • Researches designs and makes recommendations based on appearance, safety, budget, and function.
  • Performs engineering duties; develops, designs, and tests mechanical devices.
  • Writes technical reports, handbooks, and bulletins for use by staff or customers.

Mechanical Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$123K

$74,688

The Boeing Company
236 profiles
$76,004

$69,376

$78,873

$77,503

$67,428

$80,691

Raytheon Co.
83 profiles
$71,360

$76,591

$70,296

Common Career Paths for Mechanical Engineer


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Mechanical Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Mechanical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤28,000 based on 1,044 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mechanical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤33,000 based on 495 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤34,000 based on 305 salaries. A Mechanical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤32,000 based on 151 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £29,971

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Mechanical Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Mechanical Engineer?

Mechanical Engineer in Worcester:
"Good."
Pros: Varies every day. Decent working conditions.
Cons: Sometimes long unpaid overtime. Lots of responsibility.

Mechanical Engineer in Bristol:
Pros: It is a field I highly enjoy and love having a busy day planned out.
Cons:

Mechanical Engineer in Croydon:
"Interesting."
Pros: Travel around always different.
Cons: Call outs.

Mechanical Engineer in Cambridge:
"Great relaxed but dedicated work culture. Friendly Bosses."
Pros: Great relaxed but dedicated work culture. Friendly Bosses.
Cons: Poor appraisal and salary review procedures.

Mechanical Engineer in Leeds:
Pros: Design Work. Technically challenging.
Cons: Poor communication. Tight deadlines and budgets.

Mechanical Engineer in Glasgow:
"Enjoyable."
Pros: The work is interesting, I have alot of responsibility which is good.
Cons: Can be boring at times.

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.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲13%

▲9%

▲7%

National Average
₤30,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries


▲6%





▲2%


National Average
₤30,000

Microsoft Word
▼1%

▼2%


▼6%


▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 84 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 57%