Best Paying Design Engineer Jobs Bournemouth 2022


If you’re a Design Engineer in the Bournemouth or Poole area, you might be thinking how your salary stacks up against your peers in the locality. For those that have been with the same company for an extended period, it is always a good idea to check out the average salaries for people with your job title as the market changes rapidly. This is particularly true over the last few years with COVID, workforce shortages and other supply-side factors. When you do take a look at the numerous vacancies out there it is often hard to tell what the best paying design engineer jobs are for your skillset.

In this article we will be going through the salary ranges and averages for the main disciplines of Design Engineer Jobs in Bournemouth 2022. All estimates are based on Glassdoor and TotalJobs reported averages as of 8th June 2022.


1. Electrical Design Engineer

Salaries for Electrical Designers in Bournemouth range from £30,000 per annum on the low end up to £34,000. The overall average salary for Electrical Design Engineers in the local area is £32,000 per annum (Glassdoor). If you aren’t getting into this range then there is a strong indication you aren’t being compensated appropriately for your skillset.


2. CAD CAM Programmer

CAD CAM Programmers are becoming increasingly more important to modern manufacturing businesses due to their ability to create machining programs that not only decrease cycle time but also increase tool longevity. These time and equipment reductions can result in significant improvements in profit for manufacturers. Currently, the salaries for CAD CAM Programmer Jobs in Bournemouth range from £21,000 – £52,000 per annum with an average of £33,000.


3. Mechanical Design Engineer

If you’re a Mechanical Design Engineer in Bournemouth or Poole then there is a significant difference in reported salaries across the area, most likely due to level of experience. The range for reported annual earnings is from £25,000 on the bottom up to £45,000 with an overall average of £33,500.


4. Production Engineer

Production Engineers (or Manufacturing Engineers) are also in high-demand in today’s job market. Their ability to design and test production lines and equipment can have a huge impact on the amount, quality and accuracy of a product a manufacturer is able to produce. Glassdoor reports that the average salary for Production Engineers in Bournemouth is just over £35,000 per annum, slightly below the national Production Engineer average of £37,500 (TotalJobs).


5. Marine Design Engineer

Particularly because of close proximity to the sea and there being several marine engineering companies in the Bournemouth and Poole areas, Marine Design Engineers are in high demand locally. Especially with big names such as Sunseeker and the RNLI nearby. Marine Design Engineers can expect to earn anywhere from £27,000 per annum all the way up to £52,000 with an average annual salary of £37,000.


6. Electronics Design Engineer

Electronics Design Engineers design, develop and test the manufacturing of electrical equipment. This differs from an Electrical Design Engineer as they design electrical systems. Reported salaries in Bournemouth range from £26,000 to £53,000 per annum with an average of £37,000.


7. Project Engineer

Finally, although CAD design isn’t the majority of their workload, Project Engineers will more often than not have to have a good understanding of CAD and how it fits in with overall project goals. As they play an important role by managing technical projects with direct responsibility for budgeting, personnel and schedule this is reflected in them being the highest compensated engineer with CAD experience. Average salaries in Bournemouth range from £26,000 to £54,000 with an average of £38,000 according to Glassdoor, although TotalJobs rates this slightly higher at £40,000 per annum.


If you’re a CAD professional looking for better pay or a more engaging working environment you can find all of our CAD and Design Engineer Jobs here.

By George Harper – 10th June 2022

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