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Average Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary in United Kingdom

£43,280
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
£2,043
Bonus
£2,008
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The average salary for a Senior Mechanical Engineer in United Kingdom is £43,280.
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£34k
MEDIAN
£43k
90%
£58k
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£34k - £58k
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What Do Senior Mechanical Engineers Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Mechanical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Senior Mechanical Engineer are from the companies Dyson, WS Atkins Consultants Limited and Siemens. 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 £38,403. Siemens and Dyson also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £41,841 and £42,694, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Mechanical Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Mechanical Engineers?

An early career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £39,259 based on 57 salaries. A mid-career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £42,303 based on 265 salaries. An experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £45,191 based on 235 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £49,069.
Employees with Senior Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Aberdeen, Scotland: Aberdeen earn an average of 39.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in London, England: London (5.4% more) and Cambridge, England: Cambridgeshire (4.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (3.9% less), Bristol, England: Bristol (3.7% less) and Manchester, England: Manchester (1.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 679 survey responses.
Early Career
8.4%
Mid Career
39.0%
Experienced
34.6%
Late Career
18.0%

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