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Average Mechanical Engineer Salary in United Kingdom

£31,320
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£1,478
Bonus
£1,700
Commission
£1,028
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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in United Kingdom is £31,320.
10%
£22k
MEDIAN
£31k
90%
£47k
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£22k - £47k
Bonus
£204 - £5k
Profit Sharing
£10 - £7k
Commission
£393 - £7k
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£20k - £49k
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What Do Mechanical Engineers Do?

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 Jaguar Land Rover where the average pay is £38,156. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Dyson and EDF Energy, earning around £35,300 and £34,508, respectively. Siemens pays the lowest at around £26,679. BAE Systems Inc. and Arup Pty Ltd also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £29,675 and £30,238, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineers?

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 Computer Aided Design (CAD).

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineers?

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 £26,360 based on 184 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £29,815 based on 1,296 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £35,303 based on 756 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £37,912 based on 498 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £38,041.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Oxford, England: Oxfordshire earn an average of 9.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Bristol, England: Bristol (8.8% more) and London, England: London (6.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Manchester, England: Manchester (10.0% less) and Birmingham, England: Birmingham (8.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,052 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.0%
Early Career
42.5%
Mid Career
24.8%
Experienced
16.3%
Late Career
10.4%

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