The average salary for a Project Engineer in Australia is AU$84,437.
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Job Description for Project Engineer
Project engineers oversee technical staff on engineering projects within their company, ensuring that projects are completed on schedule, within budget and within project specifications. They coordinate efforts among staff and ensure that effective communication exists among the various divisions or staffs involved in projects, as well as ensure resource allocation is effective, efficient and sufficient to complete the project. Project engineers use their expertise as an engineer throughout thei…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Project Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Project Engineer are from the companies John Holland Pty Ltd, Downer EDI Rail and Fulton Hogan. Reported salaries are highest at Leighton Group where the average pay is AU$117,248. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include John Holland Pty Ltd and Fulton Hogan, earning around AU$106,373 and AU$104,306, respectively. Monadelphous pays the lowest at around AU$83,700. Freyssinet and Georgiou Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$84,890 and AU$85,000, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Project Engineer
Skills in Project Management and Project Coordinating are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Engineering Design.
Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer
An entry-level Project Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$62,142 based on 72 salaries. An early career Project Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$76,285 based on 1,071 salaries. A mid-career Project Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$97,517 based on 774 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$105,685 based on 365 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$114,556.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Project Engineer in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 9.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Newcastle, New South Wales (6.8% more) and Brisbane, Queensland (4.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Geelong, Victoria (25.1% less), Adelaide, South Australia (6.9% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (2.2% less).
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