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Aerospace and Defence

  • Graduate aerospace engineers may earn from around £20,000 - £25,000 a year and up to £40,000 with experience. Senior engineers may earn £45,000 or more.
  • Technician aerospace engineers may earn around £12,000 to £15,000 a year

Chemical

  • Chemical engineers and biochemical engineers may earn from around £26,000 to over £60,000 a year.
  • Chemical engineering technicians may earn around £15,000 and up to £30,000 a year or more at senior technician level.

Electrical and Electronic

  • Electrical engineers may earn from around £20,000 to over £50,000 a year.
  • Electrical engineering technicians may earn between £18,500 to £24,000 a year at the beginning of their career. Experienced technicians may earn up to £40,000 a year,
  • Electronic engineers may earn from around £18,000 to over £55,000 a year.
  • Experienced electronic technicians may earn around £12,000 a year. Senior technicians, or those with management or supervisory responsibilities, may earn up to £30,000.

Materials

  • Materials engineers may earn from around £20,000 to over £40,000 a year.
  • Materials engineering technicians may earn from around £14,000 to £30,000 or more a year, if they have supervisory responsibilities.

Mechanical

  • Mechanical engineers may earn from around £19,500 to over £40,000 a year.
  • Mechanical engineering technicians may earn from around £15,000, when qualified, to £30,000 or more a year, if they have supervisory responsibilities.

Medical

  • Clinical engineeris n the National Health Service can rise to around £40,000, whilst heads of departments can earn up to £61,000.

Salary figures (Nov 2011) are taken from the Next Step website, and are for guidance only because pay can depend on various factors, including your location, qualifications and experience.