Engineering Salary Information

​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.

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Job TitleMedian Base Salary
Aerospace Engineer$105,000
Automotive Engineer$85,000
Biomedical Engineer$115,000
Building Services Engineer$100,000
Chemical Engineer$110,000
Civil Engineer$110,000
Electrical / Electronic Engineer$130,000
Environmental Engineer$103,000
Field Engineer$75,000
GeoTechnical Engineer$106,000
Industrial Engineer$100,000
Materials Handling Engineer$115,000
Mechanical Engineer$110,000
Mechatronics Engineer$105,000
Mining Engineer$179,000
Petroleum Engineer$140,000
Process Engineer$100,000
Software Engineer$95,000
Structural Engineer$100,000
Systems Engineer$112,000
Traffic Engineer$105,000
Water & Waste Engineer$90,000

Source: Australian Tax Office

Median Base Salary (By Responsibility Level)

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