The average salary for an Early-Career Mechanical Engineer in United Kingdom is £29,573.
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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
Popular Employer Salaries for Mechanical Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Mechanical Engineer are from the companies Jaguar Land Rover, Arup Pty Ltd and Assystem UK. Reported salaries are highest at Jaguar Land Rover where the average pay is £37,201. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Babcock Marine and BAE Systems Inc., earning around £31,340 and £30,516, respectively. Assystem UK pays the lowest at around £27,441. WS Atkins Consultants Limited and Arup Pty Ltd also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £29,492 and £29,759, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer
Skills in Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and SolidWorks.
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 194 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £34,882 based on 813 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £36,998 based on 511 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 London, England: London earn an average of 6.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Cambridge, England: Cambridgeshire (3.4% more) and Derby, England: Derbyshire (2.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Manchester, England: Manchester (12.4% less) and Birmingham, England: Birmingham (1.7% less).
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