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Average Electrical Engineer Salary in Australia

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The average salary for an Electrical Engineer in Australia is AU$76,453.
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AU$55k - AU$119k
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AU$54k - AU$123k
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What Do Electrical Engineers Do?

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

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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 WSP Global Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at BHP Billiton where the average pay is AU$95,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Russell Mineral Equipment and Bombardier, earning around AU$85,000 and AU$82,504, respectively. WSP Global Inc. pays the lowest at around AU$72,028. Aecom Corporation and Wood & Grieve Engineers also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$74,865 and AU$76,169, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Electrical Engineers?

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.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineers?

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$60,583 based on 150 salaries. An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$71,335 based on 810 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$88,713 based on 368 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$106,167 based on 249 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$113,207.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in Hobart, Tasmania earn an average of 25.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Newcastle, New South Wales (10.3% more) and Perth, Western Australia (2.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (4.5% less), Brisbane, Queensland (3.3% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (1.4% less).

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