The average pay for a Chief Engineer is AU$130,376 per year. A skill in Engineering Design is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$84,119 - AU$220,900
AU$84K
AU$130K
AU$220K
MEDIAN: AU$127,253
10%
50%
90%
AU$26.22 - AU$38.66
AU$32
MEDIAN: AU$32.49
50%
AU$0AU$234K
Salary AU$84,119 - AU$220,900
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$80,382
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$76,797 - AU$234,185
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 56
Hourly Data AU$0AU$50
Hourly Rate AU$32.49
Overtime AU$50.38
Annual Data AU$0AU$234K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$80,382
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$76,797 - AU$234,185
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6

Job Description for Chief Engineer

The chief engineer is generally in charge of building, maintenance, and repairs needed on-site. This position is often a supervisory role, in which the chief engineer works with maintenance subordinates and delegates tasks. Some of the duties of the chief engineer include purchasing materials or equipment, fulfilling budget requirements when ordering supplies, and keeping stock of necessary inventory. The chief engineer must work closely with other managers or supervisors to ensure operations run smoothly and meet standards of safety and cleanliness. This position also requires formulating blueprints and designs to be implemented using machinery and equipment.

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Chief Engineer Tasks

  • Supervise engineering department staff and operations, and provide technical leadership and mentoring from quotation to execution.
  • Secure internal, external, and customer funding and assist in the development, preparation, and implementation of operating and capital budgets, and control of expenditures.
  • Ensure quality assurance for facility and its services.
  • Operate, maintain, and repair equipment and machinery.
  • Develop designs, specifications, and/or software of new product development projects.

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Pay by Experience Level for Chief Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Chief Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Chief Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$96,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Chief Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$100,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Chief Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$128,000 based on 30 salaries. A Chief Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$155,000 based on 24 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$127,683

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

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Key Stats for Chief Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
39%

Experience Affects Chief Engineer Salaries

▲21%

▼0%

National Average
AU$128,000

▼22%

▼25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 11%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 76%