Mechanical engineering careers guide

How much do engineers earn?

If you're considering a career in engineering, find out how much mechanical engineers earn and read benchmarking information.

It’s useful to know the expected salaries of engineers when looking to enter the profession or transfer from one role or industry to another. Here are some helpful resources.

Online resources

 • Engineering UK produces an annual report on the state of engineering in the UK, including salary levels -  Annual report - free registration is required and the report is also available in hard copy in our on-site library

Hard copy and subscription salary surveys

Tables from these publications can be copied and sent to IMechE Members if they are for personal use, or they are available to consult in the library.