The average salary for a Civil Engineer in Australia is AU$73,369.
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Job Description for Civil Engineer
Most of the time, civil engineers design, plan, and/or manage construction projects. Their job ranges from small-scale projects, such as building or bridge repairs, to very large-scale, such as building large stadiums. Civil engineers may work in many sectors, such as structural, environmental, and transportation. They must have a working knowledge of auto computer-aided design (CAD) software and engineering design software. Civil engineers must discuss various requirements with their clien…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries 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.
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Popular Skills for Civil Engineer
Construction Site Inspection
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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