Average salaries are higher among professionally registered engineers in all areas of industry according to The Engineer’s 2018 Salary Survey.
Of the 2,864 engineers taking part in this year’s survey 39 per cent that said that they are professionally registered. This group earns on average 18 per cent more than their unregistered colleagues.
The mean average salary for professionally registered respondents was £51,930, while it was £43, 914 among respondents who are not professionally registered.
What’s more, average salaries for professionally registered respondents were higher in every sector (see table).
The biggest difference was found among engineers coming from the Chem & Pharma/Medical sectors where professional registration accounts for an average difference of almost £12,000.
The smallest average gap was found in the Rail/Civil & Structural sectors where professionally registered respondents earn on average just under £5,000 more.