The Top 3 Highest Paid Engineering Jobs in 2017

If you’re thinking of venturing into a career in engineering, you could be making a sensible choice. In fact, some of the highest paying careers in the world are found in the engineering sector. Engineering is considered as one of the most profitable and popular career choices, with multiple different job types and sectors with salaries that can far exceed the UK average of £27,000 per year.

Becoming an engineer requires a great deal of learning, whether this be through university or an apprenticeship scheme. Even for those who are starting out, a typical engineering graduate’s salary is around £26,000.

We’ve put together the top 3 highest paid engineering jobs to help you decide what sector of the industry is ideal for your career path.

1. Chemical Engineering- approx. £57,000 per annum

Chemical engineering influences numerous areas of technology, working to produce, transform and transport materials. Chemical engineers are in high demand due to the larger number of businesses that need the synthesis and processing of chemicals and materials. Engineers in the chemical sector could consider traditional chemical, energy and oil industries as well as opportunities in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and the environment.

2. Civil Engineering- approx. £50,000 per annum

Civil engineering includes roads, railways, schools, office, hospitals, water supply, power supply and so much more. The job of a civil engineer is to help design, plan and build all the things listed above. The engineer will work with planners, architects and construction teams to turn their design into reality. It is a civil engineers job to keep the infrastructure of our society running effectively, as well as helping it to adapt in terms of increasing population and climate change.

3. Environmental Engineer

Environmental engineers focus on protecting the environment around us by reducing waste and contamination, using their scientific knowledge and training to design systems that control the pollution and protect public health. It is the job of an environmental engineer to design, plan and implement the measures to prevent and control environmental hazards. Environmental engineers can work with waste treatment, wastewater treatment and pollution control technology for example.

At GET, we have been providing work-based learning in engineering for 40 years, including the mechanical, electrical, maintenance, welding and fabrication sectors.

If you’re interested in obtaining an apprenticeship with GET, get in touch with the team for more information by calling us on 01452 423461 or via our contact page.