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Production Engineer Salary

Production Engineer Salary

Production engineers in the UK earn between £19,186 and £36,228 on average according to information provided by Payscale. Salaries can vary by industry, work experience, location, job responsiblities, employer type, academic degree and professional certification among other factors. Engineers with an HND in Mechanical Engineering earn between £27,514 and £35,976 a year, while those with a bachelor's degree make between £20,426 and £83,191 a year.

Production engineers with 1 to 4 years of relevant work experience typically earn between £17,452 and £34,367 a year, those with 5 to 9 years of experience earn between £16,735 and £48,936 a year, engineers with 10 to 19 years of experience make from £23,115 to £36,367 a year, while those with 20 or more years of experience make between £20,426 and £83,191 a year according to Payscale.

Production engineers who work in companies earn between £18,434 and £38,299 a year, while those employed at private practices and firms make between £24,604 and £31,812 a year.

Project engineers working in production typically earn between £17,942 and £51,500 a year, while production managers employed in the manufacturing industry earn between £21,982 and £46,716 a year.

In terms of location, best paying production engineering jobs are based in Aberdeen, where engineers typically earn from £32,500 to £67,500 a year.

Starting salary

Graduate production engineers can have salaries in the range between £16,000 and £30,000 per annum, depending on the employer, academic degree and location.

Hourly wage

The average hourly wage for production engineers in the UK is around £13.27 per hour according to MySalary.co.uk.

General salary information

Production engineers' salaries usually vary by industry sector. For instance, engineers working in the oil and gas sector earn between £17,617 and £35,745 a year, those employed in manufacturing and distribution make from £12,164 to £54,248 a year, engineers working in aerospace manufacturing can expect to earn a salary in the range between £25,549 and £34,176 a year, while production engineers employed in the electronics manufacturing sector earn between £23,000 and £30,777 a year according to Payscale.

Salaries can vary by benefit packages and perks, too. For example, production engineers who get paid sick leave earn between £20,045 and £35,503 a year, those who get paid vacations earn from £19,945 to £39,262 a year, engineers who have a company pension plan make between £19,515 and £41,222 a year, those who get further training, education or certification reimbursement earn between £19,260 and £29,504, and production engineers who have a life or disability insurance have salaries in the range between £26,750 and £37,000 a year.

In terms of average vacation weeks, production engineers with less than a year of experience typically get 4 weeks off, those with 1 to 4 years of experience get 4.1 weeks, and engineers with 5 to 9 years of work experience get 4.6 vacation weeks.

Most popular skills among production engineers are Computer Aided Design (CAD), electronic troubleshooting, lean manufacturing, and project management. Most popular benefits are paid sick leave, paid holidays, company pension plans, free drinks at work, and life or disability insurance.