A very good question. I started at 24k after uni in my first job at Cambridge. Soon after an year it went up to 26k in the same job. In Oxford, I made around 34k in my second job. Now I’m in India, although I can’t directly compare, I make an equivalent of about 45k an year.. Airbus is a huge organisation and I’m in the chief technology research department and my boss’s boss is the CTO (chief technology officer) so the salaries are typically higher. This is my third job after uni.
Engineering can land you many glamorous things and one of those is a good salary. Keep your research about engineering going.