Fatter pay packets for young engineers

Fatter pay packets for young engineers
Melanie Reynolds The starting salary for engineering graduates is rising as a result of growing competition, according to the latest pay survey from the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE). “We noticed that of the younger people who did respond, their salaries seem to have gone up quite a lot in certain areas,” said Beryl Gurney, IEE professional development section. “Computer linked industry starting salaries seem quite high.” The survey based on 8,510 responses from IEE members found that its Associate Members (engineers with degrees) enjoyed the sharpest rise in salary at nine per cent, bringing their median wage to ?28,800. But the IEE believes that this result was skewed due to younger associate members, traditionally having lower wages, failing to respond while the older ones with higher wages did. Chartered Engineer’s salaries increased by 4.7 per cent to a median of ?38,000 while Associates (engineers without degrees) achieved a rise of 2.8 per cent taking them up to ?29,600.


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