How much does a Lead Engineer make?

Updated 3 Dec 2021
£53,372 /yr
Average Base Pay

678 salaries

£35K

Low

£53K

Average

£82K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The average salary for Lead Engineer is £53,372 per year in the United Kingdom. The average additional cash compensation for a Lead Engineer in the United Kingdom is undefined, with a range from undefined - undefined. Salaries estimates are based on 678 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lead Engineer employees in the United Kingdom.

Seniority Levels

L4
Lead Engineer£53,372 /yr
L5
Principal Engineer£58,867 /yr
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Jaguar Land Rover
3.7

Jaguar Land Rover

Lead Engineer

£47,002

 /yr
Range: £33K - £65K
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£33K

£65K

£33,385 - £64,901 Range

Tata Technologies
3.4

Tata Technologies

Lead Engineer

£40,837

 /yr
Range: £30K - £50K

£30K

£50K

£30,489 - £50,000 Range

Dyson
2.7

Dyson

Lead Engineer

£50,766

 /yr
Range: £46K - £62K

£46K

£62K

£45,681 - £61,591 Range

Rackspace Technology
3.4

Rackspace Technology

Lead Engineer

£78,943

 /yr
Range: £58K - £109K

£58K

£109K

£58,000 - £109,267 Range

Jaguar Land Rover
3.7

Jaguar Land Rover

Lead Engineer - Hourly Contractor

£25

 /hr
Range: £15 - £36

£15

£36

£15 - £36 Range

GE
3.9

GE

Lead Engineer

£42,975

 /yr
Range: £34K - £56K

£34K

£56K

£34,387 - £56,135 Range

Made Tech
4.3

Made Tech

Lead Engineer

£75,159

 /yr
Range: £66K - £93K

£66K

£93K

£65,759 - £92,885 Range

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University of Warwick
4.3

University of Warwick

Lead Engineer

£44,674

 /yr
Range: £40K - £47K

£40K

£47K

£40,467 - £47,173 Range

Rolls-Royce
3.9

Rolls-Royce

Lead Engineer

£52,200

 /yr
Range: £41K - £63K

£41K

£63K

£41,378 - £63,434 Range

JLR

Lead Engineer

£48,036

 /yr
Range: £40K - £62K

£40K

£62K

£40,000 - £62,323 Range

Cadent Gas
2.7

Cadent Gas

Lead Engineer

£29,923

 /yr
Range: £28K - £57K

£28K

£57K

£27,869 - £56,858 Range

Baker Hughes
3.7

Baker Hughes

Lead Engineer

£43,633

 /yr
Range: £43K - £50K

£43K

£50K

£42,614 - £49,721 Range

Deutsche Bank
3.9

Deutsche Bank

Lead Engineer

£97,249

 /yr
Range: £79K - £116K

£79K

£116K

£79,195 - £115,591 Range

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
3.8

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED

Lead Engineer

£51,136

 /yr
Range: £48K - £56K

£48K

£56K

£48,228 - £56,300 Range

Opus Recruitment
4.5

Opus Recruitment

Lead Engineer

£72,510

 /yr
Range: £50K - £96K

£50K

£96K

£50,203 - £96,183 Range

Tata Technologies
3.4

Tata Technologies

Lead Engineer - Hourly Contractor

£27

 /hr
Range: £21 - £34

£21

£34

£21 - £34 Range

UK Ministry of Defence
4

UK Ministry of Defence

Lead Engineer

£38,528

 /yr
Range: £33K - £54K

£33K

£54K

£32,577 - £53,657 Range

Foundry
4.2

Foundry

Lead Engineer

£67,641

 /yr
Range: £61K - £70K

£61K

£70K

£61,069 - £69,860 Range

Siemens
4.1

Siemens

Lead Engineer

£48,799

 /yr
Range: £46K - £56K

£46K

£56K

£45,578 - £55,960 Range

Airbus
4.1

Airbus

Lead Engineer

£45,271

 /yr
Range: £40K - £49K

£40K

£49K

£39,559 - £48,865 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Lead Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Lead Engineer is £53,372 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see a Lead Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 678 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lead Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Lead Engineer in United Kingdom is £81,691 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lead Engineer in United Kingdom is £34,871 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent lead engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

£85,000
per year
An Engineering Lead in the London Area area reported making £85,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
£65,000
per year
A Lead Engineer in the Aberdeen Area area reported making £65,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Aberdeen Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
£48,000
per year
A Lead Engineer in the Leeds Area area reported making £48,000 per year
Additional Pay
£1k cash bonus
£14k stock bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Leeds Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£93,227
per year
A Lead Engineer in the Nottingham Area area reported making £93,227 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Nottingham Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£45,000
per year
A Lead Engineer in the Birmingham Area area reported making £45,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Birmingham Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
£47,000
per year
A Lead Engineer in the Coventry Area area reported making £47,000 per year
Additional Pay
£3k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Coventry Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
£71,500
per year
An Engineering Lead in the Edinburgh Area area reported making £71,500 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Edinburgh Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
£40,000
per year
A Lead Engineer in the London Area area reported making £40,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£43,000
per year
A Lead Engineer in the Southend-on-Sea Area area reported making £43,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Southend-on-Sea Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
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