Avg. Base Salary (AUD)
The average salary for a Geotechnical Engineer is AU$78,613
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Geotechnical Engineers?
An entry-level Geotechnical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$66,227 based on 21 salaries. An early career Geotechnical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$73,579 based on 229 …Read more
What Do Geotechnical Engineers Do?
Geotechnical engineers monitor drilling operations, take and analyze soil samples, and classify soil and rocks. They typically work outdoors with colleagues that help them collect data and samples. The engineers then pass their samples and data to a field supervisor, who will approve their work or send them back into the field for further research. The work is both physical and mental, as the engineer is required to go out in the field to collect samples and analyze them as well. They typically …Read more
- Evaluate test data and develop design parameters.
- Perform engineering analyses including foundation capacities, slope stability and settlements, etc.
- Coordination of drilling and sampling of soil borings and supervision of laboratory testing.