Average Electrical Engineer Salary in Australia

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The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in Australia is AU$76,975.
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AU$55k - AU$119k
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AU$54k - AU$124k

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Job Description for Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer Tasks
  • Design, maintain, implement, and improve electrical instruments and equipment.
  • Supervise and train project staff as needed.
  • Inspect completed projects to ensure conformance with design standards.
  • Apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Electrical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Electrical Engineer are from the companies BHP Billiton, GHD Group and Russell Mineral Equipment. Reported salaries are highest at Western Power Corporation where the average pay is AU$111,910. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include BHP Billiton and Russell Mineral Equipment, earning around AU$93,682 and AU$85,000, respectively. WSP Global Inc. pays the lowest at around AU$71,750. Wood & Grieve Engineers and GHD Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$76,169 and AU$80,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Electrical Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer

An entry-level Electrical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$60,615 based on 153 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$70,609 based on 819 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$88,422 based on 407 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$102,904 based on 268 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$116,534.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 9.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Wollongong, New South Wales (7.7% more) and Newcastle, New South Wales (4.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (5.7% less), Brisbane, Queensland (1.6% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (1.2% less).

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