• Question: What is your salary?

    Asked by 439trnb26 to Pete, Fe, Joe, Lauren, Olivia on 9 Mar 2015. This question was also asked by 536trnb26, Cameron, Kya, biggy, Josh.
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      Olivia Stodieck answered on 9 Mar 2015:

      Important question!
      Because I’m studying for a PhD full time at the moment, I don’t actually have a salary – instead, I’m being paid a quarterly grant from the government and my industrial sponsor (Airbus). It’s not luxury, but it’s enough to live comfortably. From previous experience, a starting salary as an aerospace engineer can be somewhere between £25,000-35,000.

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      Lauren Dransfield answered on 9 Mar 2015:

      As a mechanical engineer, starting salary was somewhere between £20,000 – £35,000 when I was looking for graduate jobs a few years ago, depending on the industry and where in the country you’re based.

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      Peter Roskilly answered on 10 Mar 2015:

      Starting Salaries vary depending on what type of Engineering you choose.
      As a University Graduate joining a Design Consultant like mine you’d get between £25 and £30K.
      There are other alternatives. The construction industry has lots of apprentice opportunities with even more varied salaries.
      My companies UK COE Mark Naysmyth joined the company as a apprentice.

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      Felicity Harer answered on 10 Mar 2015:

      Enough to live comfortably and have a bit left over for crazy hobbies but not enough to afford the cars I make 😛

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      Joseph Chilcott answered on 14 Mar 2015:

      Very good question. Based on people I know graduates are getting between 20-30K then after that it depends on location, experience. Principle Engineers can earn £45-55, this requires a lot of experience and typically chartership status.