A Mechanical Engineer in Perth, Western Australia earns an average salary of AU$78,832 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

AU$56,417 - AU$124,570
AU$56K
AU$79K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$78,520
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50%
90%
AU$25.03 - AU$79.82
AU$25
AU$37
AU$80
MEDIAN: AU$37.39
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$130K
Salary AU$56,417 - AU$124,570
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$17,688
Profit Sharing AU$503 - AU$10,213
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$57,095 - AU$130,834
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 296
Hourly Data AU$0AU$99
Hourly Rate AU$25.03 - AU$79.82
Overtime AU$29.76 - AU$99.33
Annual Data AU$0AU$130K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$17,688
Profit Sharing AU$503 - AU$10,213
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$57,095 - AU$130,834
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 40

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.

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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$73,000 based on 230 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$94,000 based on 100 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$119,000 based on 45 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$112,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲50%

▲41%

▲19%

National Average
AU$79,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries



▲7%






▲4%



Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼0%

National Average
AU$79,000


▼3%

▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 82%