Gas engineers are highly skilled and able to work with gas appliances and pipe work to ensure it is safe, efficient and able to do the job it is intended for. As such you can expect that a gas engineer would be able to earn a good wage for the work they perform.
So how much does a gas engineer earn and what can you expect to earn during your career as a gas engineer if you decide to go down this route?
Most gas engineers earn around £28,000 to begin with, so it is a nice starting salary – and bear in mind it can go much higher. Obviously the actual salary you will earn will depend on where you work, whether or not you are self employed and what company you work for.
Since this is a very skilled position that is in demand, there is a lot of potential for your salary to go much higher than this. It all depends on how skilled you are and how good you are with customers. If you are excellent at finding problems with gas fittings and installing anything from a new hob to a new boiler, you should never be short of work. At the top end of the earnings scale you can expect to get anything up to £60,000 if you work for it. As you can see there is plenty of opportunity to build up a healthy income as a gas engineer.
Yes, many gas engineers find they can earn a lot of money by being self employed. Since a good qualified gas engineer is in demand by many different people, once someone finds a good one they will recommend them to others. T
his means a lot of work will come via word of mouth, which is always a good thing. However this is not to say you cannot earn a lot of money as an employed gas engineer.
If you would prefer to be employed by a company instead of doing your own work you can go down this route instead. A quick look at some recent job openings for qualified gas engineers indicated anything from around £30,000 upwards for such positions.
Overtime was also indicated as a possibility in these roles, so you can see that there are good opportunities in this industry, regardless of whether you work for someone else or go it alone. In any case you would be better off getting all the qualifications you need so you can work on as many jobs as possible.
This will always make you more employable.
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