• Question: whats your salary

    Asked by currymuncher to Abbie, Melanie, Stu on 17 Mar 2016.
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      Stuart Inglis answered on 17 Mar 2016:

      Ah currymuncher, I’m afraid that’s between me and my bank! But safe to say that engineers are paid better than a lot of other jobs due to the skill, type of work and professionalism that engineers must portray. You should certainly be able to live a comfortable life on an engineering salary.

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      Melanie Zimmer answered on 17 Mar 2016:

      My company advertises the role I’m in (Graduate Engineer) with a salary range from 29-34k a year.

    • Photo: Abbie Hutty

      Abbie Hutty answered on 17 Mar 2016:

      I’m afraid I’m not allowed to tell you exactly, as that’s part of my company’s rules. But graduate engineers at my company start on about £27,000 and then it goes up steadily from there. We also get paid overtime, which helps if you are working hard towards a deadline and putting in more hours than usual – it’s a nice little reward for your hard work!

      I saw a recent study that showed that over their working lives, engineering was among the best paid of all professions – we may not have the sky high starting salaries of finance or law, but our salaries increase steadily with experience and responsibility, and it’s a really steady job as well as there is a shortage of engineers- so you’re pretty much guaranteed employment!