As a recruitment specialist in Kent and the South East of England, candidates and customers usually seek us for advice related to salaries in Engineering, Construction or Manufacturing. We understand the need of guidance, and that’s why we’ve consolidated an array of figures and salaries for engineers in the South East of England, including London.
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Average engineer salaries on Glassdoor
After a research on Glassdoor, we’ve put together a list of jobs for engineers in the South East of England, containing salaries by level or sector of activity. According to Glassdoor a Graduate Engineer job could be rewarded with up to £27k per annum. A Mechanical Engineer can reach up to £35k per year, and a Software Engineer can get around £37k per year.
Engineer salaries in London & Croydon
The average base pay for engineers in London and Croydon is around £36k per year. This average salary is estimated based on 402 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by engineer employees in London.
While the average salary for engineers in London is maintaining at £36k per year, the low limit of the pay is around £24k per year, with a high peak at £63k per annum.
Civil Engineer salary – London – £33k per annum
Electrical Engineer salary – London – £29k per annum
Industrial Engineer salary – London – £17k per annum
Engineer salaries in Canterbury
The average base pay in the Canterbury area for an engineer is about £37k per year.
Engineer salaries in the Chelmsford Area
The average base pay for engineers in the Chelmsford area is around £29k to £30k per year. The low limit of the engineers’ salaries in this area is £26k per year, keeping an average of £30k, with a high peak at £47k per annum.
Electrical Engineer salary – Chelmsford – £31k per annum
Industrial Engineer salary – Chelmsford – £42k per annum
Engineer salaries in Brighton, Sussex
If you’re wondering how much does an engineer make in Brighton, here are all the figures, according to Glassdoor. The average base salary for an engineer in Sussex, Brighton, is almost £38k per year. This is estimated based on 14 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by engineer employees in Brighton.
The salary low limit for engineers in Brighton is £24k per year, while the high level can reach £65k per annum.
Engineer salaries in the Southend-on-Sea Area
The average base pay for engineers in the Southend-on-Sea Area is £33k per year. The salary low limit for engineers in this area is £23K, with a high peak at £52k per annum.
Electrical Engineer salary – Southend-on-Sea – £26K per annum
Civil Engineer salary – Southend-on-Sea – £33k per annum
Engineer salaries in Crawley & Guildford
The average salary for an engineer in Crawley or the Guildford area is about £32k. This salary estimate is based on 41 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by engineer employees in Guildford. The low limit salary for engineers in this area is £26k per year. And the highest level could reach towards £48k per year.
Industrial Engineer salary – Crawley – £37k per annum
Civil Engineer salary – Crawley – £37k per annum
Salaries for engineers after leaving higher education
For a robust listing of the starting salaries in the Engineering sector after graduating, you can find a lot of interesting information on the Higher Education Statistics Agency website. Although the figures are not recent, they are still actual.
These are the Engineering starting salaries of the full time UK domiciled first degree leavers who found employment within 6 months after graduating in 2015 to 2016:
Engineering and technology £25,607
General engineering £27,121
Civil engineering £25,445
Mechanical engineering £26,101
Aerospace engineering £25,169
Naval architecture £24,267
Minerals technology £28,489
Materials technology £23,874
Maritime technology £27,039
Electronic & electrical engineering £25,699
Production & manufacturing engineering £24,265
Chemical, process & energy engineering £26,971
Average salary by gender & seniority
The Engineer magazine has published an impressive salary survey this year. You can discover some interesting figures for engineers in the UK. This is the average salary for an engineer by gender and seniority according to The Engineer magazine:
Male Junior Engineer £30,878
Female Junior Engineer £30,700
Female Senior Engineer £45,458
Male Senior Engineer £51,548
Female Director £77,900
Male Director £82,145