Average Early-Career Process Engineer Salary in Australia

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The average salary for an Early-Career Process Engineer in Australia is AU$75,140.
MEDIAN AU$75,140
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AU$58k - AU$98k
AU$1k - AU$13k
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AU$3k - AU$11k
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AU$58k - AU$101k

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Job Description for Process Engineer

Process Engineer Tasks
  • Analyze how process changes will effect overall production and the product.
  • Perform troubleshooting on plant equipment and systems.
  • Lead project planning and project management of small capital upgrades to the plant.
  • Implement process improvements to reduce cost and increase efficiency.

Career Paths

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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Process Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Process Engineer

An entry-level Process Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$61,677 based on 31 salaries. A mid-career Process Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$87,787 based on 160 salaries. An experienced Process Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$111,027 based on 91 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$118,112.
Employees with Process Engineer in their job title in Melbourne, Victoria earn an average of 4.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Perth, Western Australia (2.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Sydney, New South Wales (5.8% less), Brisbane, Queensland (3.4% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (2.5% less).

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