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Aerospace and Defence

  • Graduate aerospace engineers may earn from around £20,000 - £25,000 a year and up to £40,000 with experience. Senior engineers may earn £50,000 or more.
  • Technician aerospace engineers may earn around £15,000 a year and with experience may be able to earn between £25,000 and £30,000. Senior technicians may earn £35,000 or more.

Chemical

  • Chemical engineers and biochemical engineers may earn from around £26,000 to over £60,000 a year. The average salary for a chemical engineer may be around £47,000.
  • Chemical engineering technicians may start from around £14,500 to £21,000 a year, and up to £30,000 a year or more at senior technician level.

Electrical and Electronic

  • Electrical engineers may earn from around £20,000 to over £50,000 a year.
  • Electrical engineering technicians may earn approximately £15,000 a year in their final year of training and, when fully qualified, may earn around £23,000 a year.  Experienced electrical engineering technicians may earn around £31,000 a year, or more if they have managerial responsibilities.
  • Electronic engineers may earn from around £20,000 to over £65,000 a year.
  • Experienced electronic technicians may earn around £20,000 a year. Senior technicians, or those with management or supervisory responsibilities, may earn £30,000 or more.

Materials

  • Materials engineers may earn from around £20,000 to over £55,000 a year.
  • Materials engineering technicians may earn from around £17,000 to £30,000 or more a year, if they have supervisory responsibilities.

Mechanical

  • Mechanical engineers may earn from around 16,500 to over £50,000 a year.
  • Mechanical engineering technicians may earn from around £20,000, when qualified, to £35,000 or more a year, if they have supervisory responsibilities.

Medical

  • Clinical engineering trainees in the National Health Service (NHS) normally start on £24,831 a year. Clinical engineers working as state-registered clinical scientists in the NHS may earn between £29,789 and £39,273 a year, or higher. Consultant clinical scientists may earn between £52,256 and £95,333. Salaries may be higher in the private sector.