Average Mechanical Engineer Salary in Australia

AU$72,455
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AU$3,655
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AU$2,500
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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in Australia is AU$72,455.
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A$54k
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A$72k
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A$111k
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AU$54k - AU$111k
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AU$103 - AU$15k
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AU$63 - AU$12k
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AU$52k - AU$114k
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What Do Mechanical Engineers Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Mechanical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Mechanical Engineer are from the companies Ford Motor Company, GHD Group and WorleyParsons. Reported salaries are highest at BHP Billiton where the average pay is AU$118,644. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Ford Motor Company and WorleyParsons, earning around AU$95,990 and AU$82,198, respectively. GHD Group pays the lowest at around AU$67,308. Briggs & Stratton Corporation and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$68,784 and AU$70,000, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineers?

An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$60,107 based on 206 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$68,269 based on 1,379 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$85,214 based on 597 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$98,383 based on 343 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$113,489.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 7.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (5.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (10.3% less), Adelaide, South Australia (4.5% less) and Sydney, New South Wales (3.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,633 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.8%
Early Career
52.4%
Mid Career
22.7%
Experienced
13.0%
Late Career
4.1%

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