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Average Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) Salary in Australia

AU$74,083
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AU$1,750
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The average salary for an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) in Australia is AU$74,083.
10%
A$48k
MEDIAN
A$74k
90%
A$127k
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What Do Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)s Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)

AU$80k
AU$79k
AU$75k
The top respondents for the job title Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) are from the companies Qantas, Airbus and Jetstar. Reported salaries are highest at Qantas where the average pay is AU$80,000. Jetstar pays the lowest at around AU$75,000.

Career Paths

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Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)
Maintenance Director
Equipment Operator
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)s?

Skills in Maintenance, Systems Troubleshooting and Gas Turbine are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Avionics and Troubleshooting.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)s?

An entry-level Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$50,000 based on 5 salaries. An early career Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$55,465 based on 64 salaries. A mid-career Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$73,370 based on 86 salaries. An experienced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$91,595 based on 82 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$95,000.
Employees with Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 23.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (5.9% more) and Adelaide, South Australia (4.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cairns, Queensland (25.8% less), Newcastle, New South Wales (19.0% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (9.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 285 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.8%
Early Career
22.5%
Mid Career
30.2%
Experienced
28.8%
Late Career
16.8%

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