• Question: Do you get payed well for doing your job?

    Asked by laceyc to Amit, Emily, Jo, Martin, Paige on 12 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Emily Bullen

      Emily Bullen answered on 11 Mar 2012:


      Yes, chemical engineering is a well paid job. The average graduate salary is £28,415, apparently rising to £60,000… Although I’m not there yet!!

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      Amit Pujari answered on 11 Mar 2012:


      Yes. On an average, biomedical engineers can expect decent salary. Graduate salary can range from £25,000 to £28,000 and peak salaries can go to £60,000/£70,000. Usually, if you work as a research engineer at the University you will earn little less than what you would in an Industry.

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      Paige Brown answered on 12 Mar 2012:


      Engineers generally earn VERY good salaries. As for me, I am still a student, so I don’t get paid all that much yet, but I can’t complain! The life of a college student is one that fits me very well, and I enjoy it. 🙂

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      Joanne Davies answered on 12 Mar 2012:


      Pay is usually very good for engineers, especially for those who continue with their professional development after graduating from university.

      How far you want to go is all down to personal choice and many engineers earn very high salaries!

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      Martin Wallace answered on 12 Mar 2012:


      I’m payed quite well for my job, yes – I’m not able to afford speed-boats and a mansion, but I’m able to have quite a nice life at home with enough money to spend on food and treats and holidays. Lots of money is nice, but lots of time to relax with my wife is better.

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