A Mechanical Engineer earns an average salary of AU$72,182 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Visual Basic (VB) and Project.

AU$51,312 - AU$111,739
AU$51K
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AU$110K
MEDIAN: AU$72,159
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AU$21.05 - AU$60.00
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MEDIAN: AU$31.38
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AU$0AU$116K
Salary AU$51,312 - AU$111,739
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$12,352
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$16,487
Commission AU$0.00
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$51,013 - AU$116,109
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,274
Hourly Data AU$0AU$69
Hourly Rate AU$21.05 - AU$60.00
Hourly Tips AU$0.24
Overtime AU$24.90 - AU$69.91
Annual Data AU$0AU$116K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$12,352
Commission AU$0.00
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$16,487
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$51,013 - AU$116,109
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 9 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 344

Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineers participate in the planning and manufacturing of new products by performing engineering duties and developing, designing and testing mechanical devices. Job requirements include either a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, a master of science in engineering, or a related degree. The EIT exam, membership in a professional society and specific industry-related certifications may also be encouraged or required.

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Mechanical Engineer Tasks

  • Estimates time and cost to complete projects.
  • Researches designs and makes recommendations based on appearance, safety, budget, and function.
  • Performs engineering duties; develops, designs, and tests mechanical devices.
  • Writes technical reports, handbooks, and bulletins for use by staff or customers.

Mechanical Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$123K

$74,551

The Boeing Company
237 profiles
$75,895

$69,649

$78,995

$77,503

$67,415

$80,538

Raytheon Co.
83 profiles
$71,360

$76,207

$70,296

Common Career Paths for Mechanical Engineer


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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Mechanical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$66,000 based on 1,683 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mechanical 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$84,000 based on 812 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$99,000 based on 388 salaries. A Mechanical 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$102,000 based on 124 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$72,354

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Mechanical Engineer Reviews

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

Mechanical Engineer in Brisbane:
"Work environment."
Pros: Professional environment, good work conditions.
Cons: Distance to work, limited access to supervisors due to time constraints.

Mechanical Engineer in Perth:
"Work flexbility."
Pros: I have my own profile, major responsbility is myself.
Cons: I have to ,do all the work. And there is no team to do more..

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Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲41%

▲37%

▲16%

National Average
AU$72,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲11%








▲1%

Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Autodesk Software
▼0%

National Average
AU$72,000

▼2%


▼3%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 4%
vision benefits
Vision: 4%
no benefits
None: 86%