Mechanical Engineer Salary

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


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Mechanical Engineer Salary Comparison

In 2008, the average salary for this job was £27,564.

The average salary in 2009 was £31,993, based on 99 respondents (a difference of 16% from the 2008 figure.

The average salary in 2010 was £28,639, based on 142 respondents (a difference of -12% from the 2009 figure.

The average salary in 2011 was £30,421, based on 133 respondents (a difference of 6% from the 2010 figure.

The average salary in 2012 was £31,863, based on 62 respondents (a difference of 5% from the 2011 figure.

The median salary for a Mechanical Engineer based on all salary survey responses is: £29,500

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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 Mechanical Engineer is £15.59.

Assorted Mechanical Engineer Salary Information

£32,000Yorkshire and North East12-July-20
£28,000South East11-March-20
£22,000South West13-February-18
Chart to the right shows ten most recent raw datapoints. Outlying points may be discarded.
Graph of Mechanical Engineer salary data

Mechanical Engineer Salary By UK Region

£27,605South East
£25,180Yorkshire and North East
£28,179South West
£35,352North West
£27,540East of England
£27,000Northern Ireland

With regard to age and impact on salary for a Mechanical 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: £23,385 for a worker in their 20s, £30,557 (30s), £36,169 (40s) and £36,169 (50s).
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The average salary figure above for a Mechanical 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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