AU$76,115
Avg. Salary
AU$33.94
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

AU$3,079

Bonus

AU$4,880

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Geotechnical Engineer is AU$33.94 per hour.

The average pay for a Geotechnical Engineer is AU$76,115 per year.

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AU$23.43
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MEDIAN AU$33.94
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MEDIAN AU$76,115
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MEDIAN: AU$76,115
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AU$0AU$122K
Salary AU$58,584 - AU$120,642
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$10,190
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$15,101
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$57,787 - AU$122,664
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 381
Hourly Data AU$0AU$46
Hourly Rate AU$23.43 - AU$46.48
Overtime AU$24.24 - AU$46.64
Annual Data AU$0AU$122K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$10,190
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$15,101
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$57,787 - AU$122,664
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 24

Job Description for Geotechnical Engineer

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 work during the day, when sunlight is plentiful. Critical skills in this position include an understanding of geoscience data acquisition procedures.

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Geotechnical Engineer Tasks
  • Coordination of drilling and sampling of soil borings and supervision of laboratory testing.
  • Perform engineering analyses including foundation capacities, slope stability and settlements, etc.
  • Evaluate test data and develop design parameters.

Geotechnical Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$111K

$62,334

Terracon
17 profiles
$59,906

$71,793

CH2M Hill
12 profiles
$83,973

Geodesign, Inc.
6 profiles
$61,594

$61,100

$67,000

Geotechnical Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Geotechnical Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Geotechnical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Geotechnical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Geotechnical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$71,000 based on 275 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Geotechnical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$86,000 based on 161 salaries. An experienced Geotechnical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$118,000 based on 38 salaries. A Geotechnical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$162,000 based on 7 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

12%

-2%

-3%

-13%

National Average: AU$76,943

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Geotechnical Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Geotechnical Engineer?

Geotechnical Engineer in Sydney:
Pros: Climate.
Cons: Housing prices are unaffordable for first time buyers.

Geotechnical Engineer in Melbourne:
Pros: Get to see lots of different places.
Cons: Dealing with stubborn contractors. Physicality of some field work. Hard to advance from entry level. Hard to acquire technical experience.

Geotechnical Engineer in Sydney:
"OK."
Pros: Practical and balance with site work and office work.
Cons: Tend to move around a lot.

Geotechnical Engineer in Melbourne:
"Work flexibility and office conditions."
Pros: Learning environment is awesome, getting more chances on various type of Geotechnical Areas.
Cons: May not be getting paid as in terms of doing amount of work.

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Key Stats for Geotechnical Engineer

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

▲111%

▲53%

▲12%

National Average
AU$77,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Geotechnical Engineer Salaries

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 3%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 88%