Mechanical Engineers earn an average salary of £31,263 or £12.33 per hour, with bonus, commission, and profit-sharing up to 1,464, £1,700 and £1,012 respectively.
Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineers
The entry-level, years of experience and the average salary for Mechanical Engineers are as follow:
Entry-level Mechanical Engineers with less than one-year experience earns £26,310 (bonus, overtime pay, and tips are included).
Early-career Mechanical Engineers with 1-4 years of experience can expect to earn £29,726.
Mid-career Mechanical Engineers with 5-9 years of experience will pocket £35,290.
Experienced Mechanical Engineers with 10-19 years of experience will make £37,880.
Late career Mechanical Engineers with more than twenty years’ experience can look forward to a total average of £37,959 compensation.
Essential Skills for Mechanical Engineers
Engineering Design, Project Management, SolidWorks, and Microsoft Office are some of the most popular skills for Mechanical Engineers.
How Become a Mechanical Engineer?
It is highly recommended that prospective Mechanical Engineers have at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognized Institution. Bachelor’s degrees at the undergraduate level can be obtained from a wide variety of Universities; however, some are more beneficial than others.
These degrees usually have a robust underlying engineering technology and engineering life science component, which may require further study or professional qualification (e.g., MSc, FRS) before applying for the final engineering degree. A full BSc degree has the option of a two-year undergraduate master’s degree, which may provide professional development (usually in Engineering Technology).
What Do Mechanical Engineers Do?
Mechanical Engineers are concerned with the design and production of machines, tools, and systems that control processes in the factory, particularly for the transport and production of goods. The role of a mechanical engineer may also be varied depending on what products are being produced and for what purpose.