So my solution to the problems of being an engineer are different to yours. There are over 250,000 mechanical engineers currently working, so you’re better off choosing a more niche industry. Lets face it. By soft ceiling I mean most people don't stay technical and get promoted above that job grade but the highest paid guy on our technical ladder is around $250,000 based on the middle number for his pay grade. I started as a graduate structural engineer in a big corporation (London) on £27k now after 4 years and being nearly chartered I have £37k. You will not be able to afford to help out your kids or send them to independent school. Now I know there are better paid real engineering jobs out there at bigger firms, but there is a lot of competition and it tends to be those that can “talk the talk” that get into these roles. Ask a typical engineer at a typical company how to make more money. However, I’d have to work in Munich area and house prices are very high. There should be balance, and engineers should not settle for less than they deserve. That may seem like a lot more but don’t forget the difference gets taxed at 40% and you’ve probably got either a £9,000 a year season ticket to pay for or an expensive house in the home counties that needs financing. Engineer salaries at Federal Government can range from $51,130 - $172,707. It appears to me that whilst the starting salary is good, 10-15yrs down the line its not so good. Page 1 … He likes maths, and my self (a senior Hospital consultant) and wife, a senior hospital doctor as well, did not want him to push him to do medicine if he had no appetite for it, which he sas he doesnt. This link shows all salaries by industry, sector, speciality, location etc. The only way to increase is to quit or go into management and cease being an Engineer. Use that generalisation in the US or Canada, call yourself a professional engineer without the proper papers and I’ll visit you in prison. Mechanical Engineering jobs are not only profitable, but also in high demand. A big problem with engineering pay is that to achieve decent pay rises you have to change jobs regularly, there is no recognition or reward for loyalty or just being able to do a decent job. Our first years turn over was around £20k our second was £90k (after righting off around £30k due to bad debts). I am now 32 and I earn 65kpa plus car and other benefits working as a project manager in the nuclear industry on both decommissioning and new build. You would have a net income of >£208,000 a year. Government is equally responsible for this bad governance. Firstly, do you live on earth Ralf? I studied mechanical engineering and applied for many design engineering jobs, but never got one until this current company decided to employ me. No wonder they all leaving the UK…. I used the graph to look for the mythical engineer shortage creating higher prices. Among mechanical engineering graduates, for example, 64.2 per cent surveyed were working as engineering professionals (not just in engineering companies) and only 22.9 per cent were in other professional roles, with just 8.4 per cent in business, finance or management compared with 13.2 per cent for all graduates. There seem to be only two ways to progress financially as an engineer. If a doctor makes a mistake one patient might die, if any of the other professions make a mistake somebody might lose some money , if an engineer in the aerospace industry makes a mistake up to 600 people a time could die. Why do people respect this job title so much, and why do women go crazy when they learn a man is an engineer. There are over 250,000 mechanical engineers currently working, so you’re better off choosing a more niche industry. Nice to see the old bubble of lies pricked a little, but I expect the unfounded bleating to continue. I don’t know what a tapped hole is either. What none of this answers, of course, is the question of whether the salaries received by engineers reflect their level of training, the demand for their expertise and the social value of their work. That is the theory but reality is a bit different. A technician is a technician and a plumber is a plumber ( with due respect to either professions) Somethings are meant to start slow. The salaries paid for engineers in the UK is an utter disgrace. I was out of work for 5! He was right! You will likely marry someone who is a teacher or nurse or has a more lowly job. How much does a Engineer make in Tokyo, Japan? That likely halves your family income right there, and has knock-on effects. you don’t need a degree to be classed as an engineer. Engineers receive the market rate, that is clear. 5. Registered in England No. I think it is worth turning some of these ideas on their heads. 5 Facts About Software Engineers, Like Which Ones Get Paid the Most. Quality Assurance Officer. However, above a certain size, I think it becomes impossible to do both. I wonder because that seems quite low by my experience. Many friends worked in London on Crosstail for different consultancies and they said 27k-28k is possible for chartered engineers. According to the Census, 12,177 mechanical engineers worked in New Zealand in 2018. They aren't paid as much as mechanical or aerospace, but civil engineering isn't that far off, like around $4,000 - $5,000 less! Bit by bit prices will drop. I travel 3-5 hours a day to get to work and 1/3 of my net pay (not including cost of a car) goes in travel expenses. Good networking opportunities are events put on by professional organizations, such as the American Society of Civil Engineers or the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. I would recommend for study a more general engineering degree such as process/chemical engineering rather than a highly specialised subject to allow for future career flexibility. Why Engineers Are Poorly Paid Professionals. I didn’t do a grad programme, and only got a 2.2. By Helen Briggs BBC News. Do numbers add up in this site below? Lastly I know that most fields can vary wildly in salaries and some exceptional engineers will be earning £90k whereas some solicitors will be on £30k and vice versa, but in general engineering is not an efficient or easy route to untold riches. A HVAC technician is called an Engineer. I have 15 years management experience and 3 years engineering experience and I can only find a role paying under £20k. The best project managers are those that have come up through the ranks and have an interest in and can actually do the job that they are managing. As for status – you should get status because you are an outstanding person, not because of the job title. I'm ~12 years out. I found that the majority of my colleagues at the GEC office (London) had a variety of qualifications ranging from part completed C&G, to part completed OND, to school leaving certificate with twenty years’ practical experience, to ex-property sales experience, etc. The same goes for laser treatment for eyes. Still not sure, compare the salary to India and China……oh they seem to be markedly the same…………hmm. On the other hand, what the hell is a degree in Project Management for ? New Grad salary is about 50k $ here. It is no wonder you UK Engineers are in the US. Even though there is shortage. Clients see they get s**t and they pay less cause they don’t see the value in engineering services therefore companies respond by doing things in less time which lowers the quality even more. I don’t think the people who need to know confuse ‘technicians’ with ‘professional engineers’ , though I personally think that it is a good thing that, in general, engineering is something anyone can pursue without necessarily having a piece of paper (let’s face it, CEng is not exactly a rigorous examination). But this profession is getting a shake-up right now. He is the only one in an international engineering department of 2000+ engineers. If I had a doctorate in engineering I could call myself Dr H. and people would still give me “status” credits – but why? Employment of mechanical engineers by state, May 2017. There is no guarantee to that exchange, but the contrary is more likely to be true. It does have significantly higher annual fees though. First, leaving the profession and doing something else for which your engineering skills can be highly valued, think on the financial sector or data science, etc. Why do I deserve status? I was thinking about working in Japan as a software engineer after graduating college (since I am half Japanese, speak it fluently and have lots of family in Japan) but I noticed … If you took out the people that hadn’t progressed to be managers then I’m afraid the salary is very poor and typically only a few thousand more than a graduate gets. When you see a serious engineering role come up, one where experience is essential, it’s usually a temporary or short-term contract. I’m retired, ex-UK with B.Sc., C.Eng and have lived in South Africa since 1971. What do you think? 2) The UK is no longer at the forefront of engineering anymore. If I had been willing to work in Defence or overseas in Oil & Gas I might have been able to make it work, but that wasn’t why I studied Engineering. An engineer is defined as “a person trained and skilled in the design, construction, and use of engines or machines, or in any of various branches of engineering”. As my wife, a South African who knows absolutely nothing about engineering, says ….. “In the UK, they call anyone an engineer” : therein lies the problem. My technical background allows me to have an appreciation of the engineering involved. Let’s break it down a little. Software engineering is still a good career if you hope to set up your own business at some point. In honor of National Engineers Week (Feb. 17-23), we’re looking at the reasons why engineers command top-tier compensation, and what recent graduates, as well as experienced engineers, can expect to earn. Mechanical Engineering careers and salaries. I am repeatedly told that my previous design experience does not apply to non-marine engineering, so I am re-training. The same Globalization forces are sucking out the middle class like a giant vampire squid. Alaska is the No. Deduct from that £450 for renting a small home, plus £100 council tax and £150 fixed costs (insurance, tax and mot) for the car. There is a reason why I say so. I would suggest the British Engineers Association. These types of CVs are rejected immediately. Firstly because so many engineers will tell you that they’re underpaid. There are serious and highly skilled individuals out there who hold “solid engineering foundations” as well as all other skills listed by S Martin. What many people forget is that pay should cover cost of living without the taxpayer having to add to that. I guess it’s all down to supply & demand. Engineers and solicitors may earn the same on average, but you don’t hear regular complaints that there’s a shortage of lawyers. I suspect engineers are not just in it for the money but for the love of the job. I was made redundant over Christmas and it took 6 months to find a role in the UK. At least from an intellectual requirement and societal utility point of view. There are a number of other people in the same wage bracket – supervisors, team leaders, sales managers, used car salesmen, estate agents – and therefore there is a lot of competition for housing in this bracket which means you don’t get much for your money. What examination are you referring to for the CEng? I have been training him only to find that there are some very basic things he knows nothing of. Share Tweet Email. ££) fields, or become entrepreneurial. Very good Engineers, in general, are contractors and can get around London approx. That is egregious! In my later career as a management consultant advising on corporate strategy I was surprised at the very high proportion of chemical/process engineers in senior management positions given the relatively small proportion of the engineering profession coming from that background. They work some god awful hours and contribute more to society than software engineers? I can only suggest you consider re-training – perhaps outside engineering, because otherwise you will be stuck on this pay grade forever. undervalued while celebrity and other less important professions such as management consultants are way overvalued. my father was on a lot more than me decades ago and i earn more than most doing the same job. It is slightly better in bigger companies. Whereas some of the smaller or sub-contract companies may pay around £50k. By the time you reach 55 you would have so much money you’d be wondering how to spend it. Why is this happening? Well they don’t actually. I was aged 28 and a senior technician on 25k pa when I jumped into projects. I’m sorry I have been in the engineering industry for almost 7 years now and only earn 21k how does that work? In my experience in Nuclear you cannot just take engineers from india and china as they will not pass security clearances to work in UK Nuclear projects. Here is the truth in your face. Ie. 1. You would likely go into early retirement. Then there’s lawyers. After all, it’s about the same as the median salary for the entire workforce – and far less than £40,000-plus offered to some graduates in finance. report from the Higher Education Careers Service Unit (HESCU) found that average salaries for engineering graduates tend to be above those for other subjects because of the larger proportion of graduates working in full-time engineering roles. The number of available work opportunities is both stable and growing. Your net family income will not be that high, one of you will likely give up work to look after the kids as they grow up, because child-care costs make it pointless to stay working. The Civil Engineering industry is not profitable anymore and the companies are still keeping themselves afloat with extreme hours of unpaid work. Because of lesser jobs, industries are getting benefit because of giving low wages to engineers, as they can get many if … Here are the highest paying countries for mechanical engineers! I can think of a few reasons why this could have happened: Without sales there would be no cash to worry about, so no need for accountants. I am not trying to tell you that you should avoid copying, rather i ma telling you to refrain from giving your CV to your friends. 1) Everybody nowadays is called an ‘Engineer’ . That’s why there’s such a huge global demand for mechanical engineers, and why they’re paid so well. We are moving to a 2 class society. I am in finance but I think engineering career is awesome. Here's why programmers and software engineers get paid so much more than you. What an engineer is paid in Columbus, OH, is very different than what they are paid in San Jose, CA. There are over 8 million science, technology, engineering, and mathematics jobs around the country, ranging from software developers and programmers, to civil and mechanical engineers. But as i have said before companies are run by pen pushing accountants they see low wages and can hide away the time taken and quality as that’s not their problem! 32-40£/hr with more than 10 years experience but they always come to repair the mess for 6 months and then get fired. How do we change that? Doctors , lawyers, solictors , stockbrokers ,politicians, bankers are not reststrained in this way. With a really frugal lifestyle you spend another £10 per day and person for groceries. Absolute rubbish. And when you compare to other similarly respected disciplines such as Law, Economics & Finance and Medicine, engineering salaries are way behind. Perhaps one of the more important reasons for an engineering/science/nedical degree is that its a degree that actually has some value. Even government institute not doing proper work to motivate and to give practical knowledge to students.2. A funny story about Steve Jobs was tweeted out by Evan Doll, a cofounder of the news-reading app Flipboard, while he was working at Apple. Look on gradcracker.com and all of the good grad schemes start at £25k. (2) getting any paperwork that is needed drawn up by the engineer on the job, In 2017, the median annual pay is $132,280 or, $63.60 per hour, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Im a recent graduate trying to weather the oil and gas downturn and have plenty of stories of friends who just cant see the point in continuing in different industries for very little advancement and recognition, so have flown the nest to travel or pursue other things. I think your company probably need to look at its hiring criteria / interview process as opposed to slating all graduates. In other words a faster rise than others pay. He/ she may select or reject you after first glance on your resume. My recent article was about, What do girls think about men who are engineers and what type of engineers are most favourite among girls? My apologies, I see MPs have given themselves a 10% payrise therefore their new salary will be £74k so the assertion that Engineers are paid a similar or greater amount is even less true than I had thought. Harrumph. they are well paid because banks make more money than engineering companies, but they can lose their jobs pretty quickly as well, and watching TV recently, their esteem in the publics’ eyes has fallen quite a bit. I suspect there aren’t many project managers that actually create proejct plans, analyse how long each task takes, number of people cost etc. It is simply wrong that a CE or any Engineer, is paid at the levels he is. https://thecivildiscourse.com/blog/. The cost of living is lower in the US as well as taxes. It is true that merit is not being considered while offering jobs. As a basic technician! The salary is a function of the profitability in any particular industry. Yes, I realize that £450 for a small terraced house is quite cheap for England. Is that a generalisation? There’s a huge difference between them. Mechanical engineers are problem solvers There is also the chance to move around, become a manager, specialise into more scarce (i.e. is a highly coveted qualification and accords the holder with the same status and salary range as those attributable to physicians, chartered accountants, etc. Remember 2007, when the oil price hiked and loans defaulted? Grossly uninformed comments regarding GPs. They find them more trustworthy, intelligent, and creative. They are very hard-working yet most only make around 30-40k a year. So do lawyers earn more than engineers? But remember, slow, steady and smart(with hard work) wins the race. Your profession is a cost centre function, whereas lawyers see themselves as revenue generating units. Sad reality really. A survey was conducted by a team of aboutmech with members chosen from different countries. In the auto industry the time it takes to do a certain type of car, be it a brand new design or model year update, is pre-determined by a programme management tool. Ive taken a year of civil engineering and I am just finding this out now, and it is making me want to leave and join a different major I enjoy civil engineering, its active so … It’s like saying ALL footballers are over paid. That’s about the top salary you can get as an electronics engineer. Why are software engineers paid so little in Japan (or at least compared to the USA)? Both have salaries and job opportunities well above average, so neither is a bad choice. The projects sometimes get on site with thousands of issues. (5) when they emerge from behind their computer, they then proceed to try and hold projects hostage to their lack of understanding. https://www.hays.co.uk/documents/34684/1349924/UK+Salary+Guide+2019.pdf. However they don’t care what subject, they’ll state “must have an interest in XYZ engineering”. Thatcher has screwed you. Maybe you want to work abroad? Be an awesome citizen because the Laws of Physics beat engineers about the head until they can only think clearly and honestly – which makes them the best people on the planet and it’s time people realised that. Thus you won’t be much better off than someone on a median salary when all this is taken into account. He was an Oxbridge type, his class mates all earning far more than he, so he said. Built on the shoulders of giants, how does all this financial wizardry exist without engineering…………erm it doesn’t. I am so glad I jumped into projects as it removed from being behind a computer screen all day and has also allowed to live a nice lifestyle in the North of England. That could mean that many graduates go into higher earning sectors but also that others work for engineering firms in non-engineering roles such as business, management or even sales. Yes, in the UK (more or less) anyone can say they are an engineer, from plumbers, through to technicians, and so on. Except for high employability Chemical, pharmaceutical … CEng. And if you want more you have to employ other people, which can be a lot more rewarding. If you think that is little money look at it this way, none of the teachers in your high school make that much money and they have had one to two more years education. It is sub-divided into the following two main groups: (a) Statics, and (b) Dynamics The Statics is that branch of Engineering Mechanics which deals with the forces and their effects, while acting upon the bodies at rest. I did manage people for a while and it really is a pain in the backside. Electronics used to be a good way to get into setting up your own business – “Fred in his shed” types coming up with good ideas and turning them into products and services – but the EMC regulations knocked that on the head as the barrier to entry became too great – the government should have provided free EMC testing facilities to ensure that entrepreneurship was not curtailed by the high barrier to entry caused by EMC testing. That said, having lived away from the UK for 6 years its quite shocking to note (from afar) that engineering and management salaries (related to engineering) are less than they were 6 years ago. It’s a feedback loop that keeps getting worse day by day and it will go to the point of complete obliteration. You will also find that the three aforementioned fields have a much better defined career development and training path. At the top some categories of engineer are very well paid, and in very secure jobs, far more so than many lawyers, for example. Find a mentor. The ImechE had done nothing to protect the profession and elevate its status. Usually this happens either because your degree wasn’t very good or because you made bad career decisions early on which resulted in you ending up in a dead-end. The top 10 percent of all earners in this job position made $208,000 . This follows what we know about the proportion of engineering graduates who actually swallow the blue pill and enter the financial services industry: it’s just 2-3 per cent – half the graduate average. In contrast , I experienced the opposite during a three month secondment to GEC, UK, midway thru my career. I found these jobs advertised in the New Scientist and wondered why the pay was so little. If you think it is all about money, then go and try to get into banking. Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, build and test various devices. What they do all have however is around 30 years experience a piece whereas I’ve only 8 (plus education years which don’t count). The fundamentals of capitalism which allow those few who earn outrageous amounts of money is funded by the fact their workers earn undesirable salaries and this article outlines this problem quite nicely whereby it shows how underpaid the engineering profession is. Mechanical engineers in oil and gas garner the highest wages, among all engineers. Guys what do you think why there are less jobs for. If the masses are confused about it, I’m not sure that makes as much difference as is often said. So mechanical engineers are most favourite among girls as a husband. They show that six of the top ten highest earning subjects based on starting salaries are engineering disciplines. In general the skills and value of engineers are better recognised and rewarded in capital intensive industries such as utilities or oil and gas rather than lower margin manufacturing where labour costs are critical. Almost 50% women voted for mechanical engineers to be the most attractive husbands among other engineers. After a paid internship with a good design consultancy in the mudlands I turned down a £22k offer, I’d be curious to know which uni…I got a 2:2 and started on 28k with a 10% bonus up north…, Hi Gents, I found this site on the same topic. I was wondering why? If you have a degree in engineering but are only getting paid £25,000 a year mid-career then I’m afraid you probably aren’t working as an engineer but as a technician. I have always been surprised how low the pay is reported to be in the UK compared to the US. Demand that barriers to entrepreneurship are removed, simplified and subsidised. So, where do mechanical engineers make the most money? (1) being generally clueless about the job, Well the reality is that most architects don’t get paid very well. This is not just about India but also in other countries. I think the closest comparison for non engineer here might be for Bachelors degree for men. The typical Federal Government Engineer salary is $105,373. So who is King; the engineer. But, often a BS in Engineering can be 5 years. I'm an aircraft engineer for American Airlines and looking at all the pay on Blind I'm really shocked -- why is it that with the same engineering background aircraft engineers are paid so much less? The press and universities report higher pay than above. I couldn’t be more wrong! As a moderately successful and more than adequately qualified engineer working for a FTSE 100 hi-tech engineering firm I can confirm that I do NOT earn anything like an MPs salary. I have experienced shortlisting and interviewing candidates for different jobs. exactly 35K is diabolical, that was good pay 25 years ago for a office worker, not a senior engineer! Large companies in the City may typically offer a small number of graduates much more than £26,000, but the average graduate starting salary according to HESCU is just £18,615-£22,785 – significantly less than the average received by those who study engineering. Pay by Industry The very highest-paid environmental engineers by industry were those working in oil and gas extraction, who earned an average of $137,560 per year as of 2012. Since engineers were paid well, you'd obviously be happy. This means the Government is actively encouraging skilled mechanical engineers from overseas to work in New Zealand. A plumber is called an engineer. We all know that there are many fantastic entry level engineering jobs available for newly graduated mechanical engineers–it’s just a matter of knowing what to look for. Electrical engineers can earn as little as $60,000 or as much as $142,000. Speaking as a Broadcast Engineer for a major UK Broadcaster I can say my starting Salary was hilariously low, £20k. UK CEng is not a rigorous examination (in a general sense) of engineering-practise related competencies (such as those a lawyer or doctor might have to pass). The one’s you are thinking of run their own business. But part of the problem here is that our view of professional salaries is massively skewed by the very small number of people (less than 1 per cent of earners) in finance and management who receive more than £100,000 a year, or even the 5 per cent who earn more than £50,000 a year (which includes many engineers). (3) won’t negotiate with the customer The second problem with being an engineer is it rarely lends itself to setting up your own business. It’s turned into a financial hub. Internationally, engineers are better paid and respected than they are in the UK. Project “managers” would then be restricted to the role of administrative functionaries where they might actually be useful instead of doing damage. Royal Botanical garden Kew. also in respect I have worked with people off the tools and also found them to be equally useless due to the disregard to the engineering process. we wonder why most of our engineers are going abroad for work! Don’t be a mug! Exactly as you wrote, “any Project Manager YOU HAVE MET”. Why are Civil Engineers paid less than other Engineering fields? I wouldn’t have expected that. Engineering salaries are generally quite good, and its a good career. The design jobs were moving abroad and the recession was about to kill all the contracts. We know that only around 70 per cent of those who study engineering go on to work for a company whose primary activity is engineering (according to the Higher Education Statistics Authority). Salaries estimates are based on 75 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Engineer employees in Tokyo, Japan. In order to compensate for this deficiency and embarrassment, engineers are now forfeiting the key areas of the profession in droves and going into project management or managerial roles – almost completely ostracizing themselves from the profession and it’s decision making tools and processes. Oddly enough he doesn't really do much technical work. But as with everything else, reward requires risk. Some of the top industries hiring mechanical engineers today include engineering services, R&D and several sub-sectors of … This career should not even be mentioned in the same sentence as minimum wage. The lowest-paid 10 percent made $49,510 per year, and the highest-paid 10 percent earned $122,290 or more per year. That really lessens the intense university degrees needed to be a real professional engineer. According to the Engineer Salary Survey 2018, engineers in the oil and gas sector are the highest paid in the UK, with an average salary of £53,913; followed by engineers in the energy, renewables and nuclear sector, who earn an average of £52,653. Click here for our guidelines. Ralf. The Engineering Mechanics is that branch of Engineering-science which deals with the principles of mechanics along with their applications to engineering problems. I dont know where you got some of those figures but at least it gave me a laugh on a Monday morning. They aren't paid as much as mechanical or aerospace, but civil engineering isn't that far off, like around $4,000 - $5,000 less! Fewer than one in 10 engineers in the UK is female - the lowest percentage in Europe, according to the Women's Engineering Society. as some have pointed out above there is this shift i am getting interview by uni only engineers, who have no knowledge of real world engineering, in fact they have no knowledge of engineering, I know this as I did my engineering degree latter on in my life, and it was basically useless, it offered me very little in anything useful except ticking a box for jobs wanting a degree. If I could do it over I would not be an Engineer just due to the sorry profession it has become. Really? Any chance of some proof to these claims? I graduated in 2008 with a 1st Class MEng (Mechanical). They also have done nothing to protect the title of Engineer and so anyone and everyone can be called an engineer. You still have a few years to go until you lose your first tooth, let’s say for the next 32 years you save for one tooth replacement each, which means every year 3 months savings go into one tooth (not counting any inflation). From there I went into IT and then IT/Finance. (I hv a engineering degree) . Why do civil engineers get paid so little for the skills they posses? I think the demand is there the problem is that engineers are not valued. even so the gap between recent graduates and time served professionals has become very narrow. And secondly because the figures used to claim salaries are high are usually broken down by the subject studied at university not the actual job being done. How are items costs reduced , by keeping the salaries of the engineers as low as possible that they will accept. Yes, it is supply and demand, but the supply is constrained by the fact that aero is generally regarded to be harder than mechanical. Thank you. When I chose to study a masters in electrical engineering I thought that because I could learn all these complex subjects that others couldn’t, that I would have little competition getting into a high paid job. It seems that STEM degrees, although being the most sought after by employers, usually pay less, starting off than your average call centre. Why don’t Engineers’ salaries reflect this level of responsibility? As business slices and dices skills and careers (talk to Drs & Lawyers) this will change. I graduated in Civil in 1999 having been sponsored through Uni by an old and well established contractor. A typical starting salary for a chemical engineer fresh out of school with a bachelor's degree was $57,000 as of 2015, according to Forbes.An engineer can double his or her salary with experience and additional training. Clients dont want to pay much for an engineers design (which is wrong) therefore the low wages. With a mechanical engineering internship, you’ll learn to turn ideas into realities by creating and analyzing designs, running simulations, preparing reports, and testing products. “Why are there so many engineers in India?” is one of the first questions someone tech savvy and vaguely familiar with India, would ask an Indian. Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Medical Engineers combine their understanding of core Engineering principles with their strong knowledge in Medicine in order to develop modern equipment which would help medical health professionals provide a better and much efficient service. So the workers set the minimum at $1, and the company sets the maximum at $750k. The average starting salary figures are not correct! The salary can get around £70000 at the director level and this is normally happening after 50 in big corporations and after 40 in smaller companies. If your company is up-to-date you probably have a quality manual and training material where all the terms you need are explained. Even a moderately successful, adequately qualified Engineer with a little determination can earn more than a current MP’s salary. Nowadays, with a post graduate qualification, your starting salary would be about £25k. is it all just going into my bosses pocket. Fewer than one in 10 engineers in the UK is female ... who was a mechanical engineer. When credit card companies cancelled cards of those who always paid back their credits and issued more cards to those who only paid minimum amount and racked up more debts? India can give jobs to laborers but not to engineers. Not a technician who just applies engineering principles. The gap in pay and in respectability of engineering careers is dramatically different between our two countries alone. Here are my clarifications – I am not doing anyone or anything down – I think it’s great when people progress and get qualifications and experience – but some of it is more real and valuable than others. Will a degree in mechanical engineering make sense in 2030? CEng or the equivalent may well be a license to practice in other countries, but it isn’t in the UK. I employ Engineers in Nuclear on upwards of £600 per day so yes it can be very rewarding. In the UK at the moment, companies recruiting into engineering roles are asking for graduates…. If you are clever enough to do engineering then I advise you to consider a profession that gives you better rewards and public esteem. It seems design has become a commodity. The smallest accounts to be paid first. Firstly because they can pay them peanuts and second because we’ve got graduate managers hiring graduate engineers. So what are the effects of this problem? Each team member carried out a neutral survey in his/ her country to evaluate what females think about most of the engineers from different engineering branches. Hi all from my personal experience the salaries engineers are paid is no where near £30k. All comments are moderated. Well I could work in Germany and get paid 15% more in the same job. However, I would have been one of the top students in the UK to get into med school and then worked to get a doctorate. In hindsight it would have made much more sense for me to go down the electrician route than the academic one. Not a bad salary or growth prospects, but there are always ways for mechanical engineers to increase their salaries. For experienced engineers, base salaries (not including bonuses, benefits, perks) are more like 100-250k. I did my ONC, HNC and BSc in Civil Engineering whilst working as an engineering technician. Year after year, engineers are ranked among the highest-paid professionals in the U.S., both in terms of starting and mid-career salary. According to his LinkedIn page, Doll worked at Apple during the period 2003 to 2009. The quality of our engineering courses have degraded miserably. They come 3 months to clear the shht and then they get fired. You had no chance to meet them in your career and this does not mean they do not exist. The Kinematics is that branch of Dynamics which deals with the bodies in motion without taking into account the forces which are responsible for the motion. How can this be? At oe interview, when it came to negotiating wages, the MD lughed when I said how much I previously earned and offerred £17.5K. According to the Office for National Statistics’ Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings, the median salary of an engineer is £38,428 whereas for solicitors it’s £38,271 and for chartered accountants it’s £34,745. between say chartered engineer, accountant, banker and so). However, these figures suffer the same limitations as many that have come before them. Until you stop plumbers and gas fitters from being called ‘Engineers’ and give the correct status and pay as other professionals that wont change. On a more serious note and based purely on personal experience; I honestly think that engineering graduates are paid too much. The engineering degree, including civil, is still a very valuable educational attainment. If you are doing shifts the average pay is £45-50K. My point about banking was that in many people’s view ‘professional engineering’ work offers a lot more to society than ‘financial engineering’, and if it does pay better, it comes at higher risk.

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