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|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 83 salaries reported||£41,999/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 74 salaries reported||£39,564/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 61 salaries reported||£41,361/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 61 salaries reported||£46,143/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 55 salaries reported||£38,136/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 49 salaries reported||£36,935/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 44 salaries reported||£43,246/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 41 salaries reported||£33,744/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 38 salaries reported||£45,827/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 33 salaries reported||£40,994/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 28 salaries reported||£40,787/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 27 salaries reported||£42,000/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 27 salaries reported||£33,346/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 24 salaries reported||£37,096/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 24 salaries reported||£65,944/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 23 salaries reported||£46,607/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 23 salaries reported||£36,771/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 23 salaries reported||£37,230/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 22 salaries reported||£42,063/yr|
|Mechanical Engineer salaries - 21 salaries reported||£37,115/yr|
The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is £42,483 per year in United Kingdom. Salaries estimates are based on 3628 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Mechanical Engineer employees in United Kingdom.
The highest salary for a Mechanical Engineer in United Kingdom is £53,954 per year.
The lowest salary for a Mechanical Engineer in United Kingdom is £33,964 per year.
Experienced mechanical engineers typically earn well over the average national salary; however, less experienced mechanical engineers may earn less. A bachelor's degree in an engineering-related field will make candidates more competitive, as some firms will consider this a minimum barrier to entry. Once hired, mechanical engineers typically work full-time and are paid a salary with full benefits. Candidates with a master's degree are typically paid higher than candidates with only a bachelor's degree.
Do you want to earn a higher salary as a mechanical engineer? Think about what you have to offer your current or prospective employer. What qualifications and skills distinguish you from other mechanical engineers, and how can you improve your credentials to boost your salary?
If you started out with vocational training, the next step would be to complete your bachelor's in mechanical engineering from a college or university accredited by the Engineering Council. Consider completing a master's degree too.
Consider pursuing certifications in areas such as assistive design, project management, or test and balance engineering, to demonstrate your expertise to potential employers. Additionally, staying up to date with the latest technological advancements in the field and continuously improving your essential soft skills such as communication, problem-solving, and project management can also help you stand out as a mechanical engineer and potentially lead to higher paying positions.
Looking to negotiate the best possible salary in your mechanical engineer job? Find out what mechanical engineers with experience similar to yours are earning and use it to get a good an idea of your potential pay range. Then highlight your most in-demand skills and use them to negotiate a little more.
If you love your current job but feel the need to ask for a rise, be honest about it. The average annual pay increase depends heavily on experience, skills, location and industry, so bear this in mind when you consider the right amount. You can aim for a 10 to 20%, increase, especially if your work responsibilities have changed considerably since you first started, or you have moved into a new level of expertise.
About 67.45% of Mechanical Engineer professionals feel satisfied with their salary, according to anonymous Glassdoor ratings. An additional £2,306 in potential pay per year, among other factors, can qualify the annual pay of a Mechanical Engineer in United Kingdom as a good salary.
Mechanical Engineer professionals in United Kingdom have a wide total pay range, between £27,996 and £68,284 depending on experience, with an estimated total pay of £42,489 following the average career path of a Mechanical Engineer.