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Industry survey points to salary rise for UK engineers

Industry survey points to salary rise for UK engineers

Published: 27/06/2017

Salaries for UK engineers have increased by 6.6% on average over the last 12 months, according to a salary survey published by industry magazine The Engineer. The survey finds that while the average salary for UK engineers stood at £45,000 in 2016, this has risen to £48,000 in 2017.

The report is based on responses from 2,743 engineers working across a range of sectors. The Engineer notes that 35% of respondents are happy with the level of their pay and that engineering salaries appear to compare favourably against most other sectors, with the average salary in the financial services sector at a little over £47,000.

Female engineers accounted for just 7% of respondents and, according to the survey, are paid on average £10,000 less than their male colleagues. At director level the gap widens to £20,000.

The Engineer’s 2017 salary survey also highlights what it finds to be the industry’s key areas of concern, including the low number of women engineers and the impact of Brexit.

Please click to read the full 2017 report