Mechanical Engineer Salary in the UK

£46,000
per year
per month
£2,900
per month
per year
Bonus
£3,800/year
Bonus
£240/month

Mechanical Engineer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is £46,000 gross per year (£2,900 net per month), which is £16,400 (+55%) higher than the UK's national average salary.
A Mechanical Engineer can expect an average starting salary of £23,000. The highest salaries can exceed £120,000.
£23,000
Low
£46,000
Average salary
£120,000
High
£1,600
Low
£2,900
Average salary
£6,180
High
Total compensation includes salary and bonus.
£700
£68,200
£137,000
Base Salary£23,000 - 120,000
Bonus£700 - 17,000
Total Compensation£23,700 - 137,000
£40
£3,610
£7,250
Base Salary£1,600 - 6,180
Bonus£40 - 1,070
Total Compensation£1,640 - 7,250

Mechanical Engineer Salary Range

Low
£23,000
Average salary
£46,000
Senior
£74,000
High
£120,000
Low
£1,600
Average salary
£2,900
Senior
£4,300
High
£6,180
Among Mechanical Engineer, Junior/Graduate Mechanical Engineers tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced roles like Senior Mechanical Engineers, Chartered Mechanical Engineers or Principal Mechanical Engineers enjoy the highest salaries.

Mechanical Engineer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Principal Mechanical Engineer£85K/year
+84% 
Senior Mechanical Engineer£74K/year
+61% 
Offshore Mechanical Engineer£68K/year
+47% 
Chartered Mechanical Engineer£64K/year
+38% 
Mechanical Engineer Consultant£60K/year
+30% 
Rolls Royce Mechanical Engineer£50K/year
+8% 
Graduate Mechanical Engineer£24K/year
 -48%
Junior Mechanical Engineer£23K/year
 -50%

Mechanical Engineer - Pay by Experience Level

A Junior Mechanical Engineer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of £23,700 gross per year. A mid career Mechanical Engineer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £45,300, while a Senior Mechanical Engineer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average £75,300. Mechanical Engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn £96,000 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Mechanical Engineer

Late Career▲ +109%
Senior▲ +64%
Average Salary£46,000/year
Mid Career▼ -2%
Junior▼ -48%

Gender Breakdown

Female
12%
Male
88%

Mechanical Engineer - Jobs by Location

Mechanical Engineer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Mechanical Engineer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Mechanical Engineer

How much does a Mechanical Engineer make in the UK?
A Mechanical Engineer in the UK earns an average of £46,000 gross per year, which is about £2,900 net per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Mechanical Engineer updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for a Mechanical Engineer in the UK?
The starting salary of a Mechanical Engineer in the UK is around £23,000 gross per year. Junior/Graduate Mechanical Engineers usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for a Mechanical Engineer in the UK?
The highest salary of a Mechanical Engineer in the UK can reach and exceed £120,000 gross per year. Senior Mechanical Engineers, Chartered Mechanical Engineers or Principal Mechanical Engineers usually have the highest salaries.
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