There are over 140,000 professional engineers employed in Australia across the private and public sector. In 2019, there’s been strong employer demand for engineering talent in an expanding job market, and wages are rising above CPI. Salary growth in all engineering disciplines is being boosted by large scale, population-driven investment in infrastucture, transport and construction, as well as strong demand in sectors like defence and mining. According to employers of engineers, ‘experience’ and ‘continuous personal development’ has the largest impact on remuneration.
|Job Title||Median Base Salary|
|Building Services Engineer||$100,000|
|Electrical / Electronic Engineer||$130,000|
|Materials Handling Engineer||$115,000|
|Water & Waste Engineer||$90,000|
Source: Australian Tax Office
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