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Average Graduate Civil Engineer Salary in Australia

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The average salary for a Graduate Civil Engineer in Australia is AU$60,912.
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AU$50k - AU$73k
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What Do Graduate Civil Engineers Do?

Graduate Civil Engineer Tasks
  • Write reports, create drawings and visualizations and document specifications.
  • Communicate and update schedules and timelines.
  • Collaborate to produce proposals, contracts and designs for clients.
  • Conduct and document site visits, including updates to plans.

Popular Employer Salaries for Graduate Civil Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Graduate Civil Engineer are from the companies GHD Group, Fulton Hogan and SMEC Australia Pty Ltd. Reported salaries are highest at Arcadis, Inc. where the average pay is AU$68,651. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include SMEC Australia Pty Ltd and Fulton Hogan, earning around AU$67,525 and AU$66,484, respectively. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc pays the lowest at around AU$60,310. Pitt & Sherry and GHD Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$62,529 and AU$63,299, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Graduate Civil Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Graduate Civil Engineers?

An entry-level Graduate Civil Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$59,993 based on 214 salaries. An early career Graduate Civil Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$61,686 based on 471 salaries. A mid-career Graduate Civil Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$70,000 based on 10 salaries.
Employees with Graduate Civil Engineer in their job title in Newcastle, New South Wales earn an average of 3.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (2.2% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (7.5% less), Adelaide, South Australia (4.0% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (1.6% less).

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