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I'm interested in biomedical engineering and I want to know what the highest salary could be in the UK if you're not in a managerial position.
It will vary massively, depending on what type of role & where you work...

Top technical specialist roles can pay more then management positions. Ultimately top talent, with strong track records willing to take risks at the right times can make huge amounts.
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Original post by mnot
It will vary massively, depending on what type of role & where you work...

Top technical specialist roles can pay more then management positions. Ultimately top talent, with strong track records willing to take risks at the right times can make huge amounts.


Could you give a range? I'm just trying to put a number on it but if you can't that's okay. Thank you!
Original post by mariam_s123
Could you give a range? I'm just trying to put a number on it but if you can't that's okay. Thank you!


£40,000 to £200,000 - ignoring examples where people get equity etc. (often the reward with equity compensation is very high risk laden).

Obviously very few people become high level technical specialists, as part of why they command such salaries is their skills/knowledge is in demand or rare (relative to the market for talent), as such you need to be in a small percentile of engineers.
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Original post by mnot
£40,000 to £200,000 - ignoring examples where people get equity etc. (often the reward with equity compensation is very high risk laden).

Obviously very few people become high level technical specialists, as part of why they command such salaries is their skills/knowledge is in demand or rare (relative to the market for talent), as such you need to be in a small percentile of engineers.


Thank you so much! I also have another question. About how long would it take to become a high level technical specialist (not including university), just an estimation.
Original post by mariam_s123
Thank you so much! I also have another question. About how long would it take to become a high level technical specialist (not including university), just an estimation.


Depends what your expertise is & the company, often people who become specialists sacrifice a lot early in there career to invest in high value knowledge so are very slow salary wise the first 5 years or so as they have realised the opportunities others are yet to spot. Is say 10-20 years.

These paths are harder to define as these individuals break the norm & don’t follow the typical path, so harder to just follow pre set stepping stones.

To be an valuable specialist you also need to combine great expertise with the right market, i.e. not only do you need the ability you need to find a company that also needs it.

I know someone who spent nearly 10 years post PhD on not much more then a graduate engineer but was developing very unique expertise and now works as a contractor specialist for massive companies desperate for his skills and has put a 0 on the end of his salary. But again not many people have the foresight or are willing to take the risks that lead to these opportunities.
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Original post by mnot
Depends what your expertise is & the company, often people who become specialists sacrifice a lot early in there career to invest in high value knowledge so are very slow salary wise the first 5 years or so as they have realised the opportunities others are yet to spot. Is say 10-20 years.

These paths are harder to define as these individuals break the norm & don’t follow the typical path, so harder to just follow pre set stepping stones.

To be an valuable specialist you also need to combine great expertise with the right market, i.e. not only do you need the ability you need to find a company that also needs it.

I know someone who spent nearly 10 years post PhD on not much more then a graduate engineer but was developing very unique expertise and now works as a contractor specialist for massive companies desperate for his skills and has put a 0 on the end of his salary. But again not many people have the foresight or are willing to take the risks that lead to these opportunities.


Ok thank you!

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