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Professionals' pay benchmark

The Professionals’ Pay Benchmark is part of a series of surveys that provide you with a complete pay benchmarking tool for your business.  This report outlines pay and bonuses for engineers and managers.

The Professionals’ Pay Benchmark Survey has been in operation for seventeen years and has consistently produced high quality benchmarking pay data.


The 2018-19 Professionals’ Pay Benchmark covers over 7,400 employees across 235 companies. 

This benchmark focuses on pay information for engineers and managers as well as selected other professional level positions.  The report includes national and regional pay rates for more than 90 roles, as well as details of bonus payments per job.

Findings from the new report show that the median basic pay for managers is £48,636, which is up 4% on 2017.  Engineers pay has gone down by 3% in the last year, and they now have an annual basic median pay rate of £32,139*.

Find out how your company can get a copy:


Download a sample of the report (see the top of the page).

As we rely on responses to ensure that our pay benchmark reports continue to represent all sectors, regions and sizes of manufacturing organisations, we are only offering free copies of our pay reports to those members of EEF who participate.  If you are an EEF members please contact us to find out how you can access the full report, and if you have not participated, what the costs are.

Non-members please contact us to find out more or to purchase the report (cost is £525 + VAT).  Email:



* all figures based on matched sampling


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