Average Civil Engineer Salary in Australia

Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for a Civil Engineer in Australia is AU$73,369.
Is Civil Engineer your job title? Find out what you should be paid

Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.

How it works:
Enter city & years of experience
Add pay factors like skills & education
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
United States (change)
AU$54k - AU$111k
AU$986 - AU$12k
Profit Sharing
AU$298 - AU$10k
Total Pay
AU$53k - AU$113k

Your Market Worth Over Time

How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.

Job Description for Civil Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Civil Engineer are from the companies GHD Group, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and Aecom Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at SMEC Australia Pty Ltd where the average pay is AU$92,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Arup Pty Ltd and Aecom Corporation, earning around AU$81,654 and AU$81,228, respectively. Ghd Services Pty Ltd Atf Ghd Unit Trust pays the lowest at around AU$68,851. WSP Global Inc. and GHD Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$70,225 and AU$71,651, respectively.

Civil Engineer Job Listings

Search for more jobs

Popular Skills for Civil Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design, Project Management and Construction Site Inspection are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Autodesk AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineer

An entry-level Civil Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$59,790 based on 148 salaries. An early career Civil Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$69,120 based on 1,335 salaries. A mid-career Civil Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$84,069 based on 565 salaries. An experienced Civil Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$101,537 based on 273 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$119,631.
Employees with Civil Engineer in their job title in Brisbane, Queensland earn an average of 2.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (1.8% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (1.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Newcastle, New South Wales (8.4% less), Gold Coast, Queensland (8.0% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (6.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,445 survey responses.
Entry Level
Early Career
Mid Career
Late Career