Average Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for a Senior Mechanical Engineer in United Kingdom is £42,405.
MEDIAN £42,405
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£34k - £57k
£248 - £6k
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£979 - £5k
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£34k - £61k

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Job Description for Senior Mechanical Engineer

Senior 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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Mechanical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Senior Mechanical Engineer are from the companies Dyson, Jaguar Land Rover and BAE Systems Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Vestas Wind Systems A/S where the average pay is £51,981. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Jaguar Land Rover and WS Atkins Consultants Limited, earning around £45,829 and £45,826, respectively. BAE Systems Inc. pays the lowest at around £39,132. Siemens and Dyson also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £40,256 and £42,694, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Senior Mechanical Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Senior Mechanical Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Mechanical Engineer

An early career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £39,032 based on 126 salaries. A mid-career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £41,979 based on 295 salaries. An experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £44,933 based on 225 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £46,964.
Employees with Senior Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Aberdeen, Scotland: Aberdeen earn an average of 43.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, England: London (7.4% more) and Coventry, England: West Midlands (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Manchester, England: Manchester (4.7% less), Bristol, England: Bristol (2.8% less) and Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (2.4% less).

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