Design Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Design Engineer in the UK is:


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Design Engineer Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £27,593.

The average salary in 2009 was £29,028, based on 175 respondents (a difference of 5% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £30,575, based on 283 respondents (a difference of 5% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £29,035, based on 227 respondents (a difference of -5% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £28,669, based on 116 respondents (a difference of -1% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Design Engineer based on all salary survey responses is: £27,642

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About the Salary Survey Data in this survey is based on over 368,000 individual salary records. The date period for which job information was gathered varies, but is usually between 2008 - 2012. For precise date related information, custom reports may be ordered with greater granularity. Working 8 hours a day, 250 days of the year, the data suggests the hourly rate for Design Engineer is £14.59.

Assorted Design Engineer Salary Information

£32,525North West13-April-20
£33,000South West16-November-18
£26,500East of England21-December-15
£24,390North West22-September-15
£33,000East of England23-March-15
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
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Design Engineer Salary By UK Region

£28,608South West
£27,966East of England
£30,770South East
£28,781North West
£27,926Northern Ireland
£25,954Yorkshire and North East

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Design Engineer, a statistical average weighting (that is based on how salary varies by age and not for a specific job which may vary considerably) suggests these figures: £21,879 for a worker in their 20s, £28,588 (30s), £33,839 (40s) and £33,839 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Design Engineer is considered highly likely to be representative of the UK market average due to the high number of respondents who had this exact job title.

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