AU$83,636
Avg. Salary
AU$41.80
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

AU$3,959

Bonus

AU$1,200

Profit Sharing

AU$3,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Project Engineer is AU$41.80 per hour.

The average pay for a Project Engineer is AU$83,636 per year.

10%
AU$24.55
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AU$41.80
50%
AU$78.32
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MEDIAN AU$41.80
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AU$59k
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AU$84k
50%
AU$123k
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MEDIAN AU$83,636
AU$58,937 - AU$122,844
AU$59K
AU$84K
AU$120K
MEDIAN: AU$83,636
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AU$24.55 - AU$78.32
AU$25
AU$42
AU$78
MEDIAN: AU$41.80
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90%
AU$0AU$128K
Salary AU$58,937 - AU$122,844
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$13,251
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$13,300
Commission AU$3,500
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$58,942 - AU$128,465
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,041
Hourly Data AU$0AU$78
Hourly Rate AU$24.55 - AU$78.32
Hourly Tips AU$6.32
Overtime AU$19.90 - AU$78.42
Annual Data AU$0AU$128K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$13,251
Commission AU$3,500
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$13,300
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$58,942 - AU$128,465
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 192

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 their work, and they may be the customer's technical point of contact as well. These engineers typically work alongside other engineers in an office setting, with regular travel to project sites potentially needed as well. These professionals generally work during regular business hours, although additional and/or alternative hours may be required depending on project deadlines and the needs of the business.

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Project Engineer Tasks
  • Utilize engineering knowledge for project management; estimate timelines and schedules; anticipate risks and costs related to the technical aspects of the project.
  • Coordinate and communicate between various areas; supervise and train project staff as needed.
  • Plan and organize technical projects from conception to completion.

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Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Project Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$74,000 based on 1,412 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project 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$97,000 based on 502 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$108,000 based on 198 salaries. A Project 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$129,000 based on 39 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$85,029

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Project Engineer Reviews

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

Project Engineer in Melbourne:
"Awesome."
Pros: The Work Culture
Cons: Constant Weather Change

Project Engineer in Wodonga:
"Fast Paced."
Pros: You get to work in a regional area with most of the amenities that you can get in the city.
Cons: Because it is a regional centre you are expected to be able to do more as a professional.

Project Engineer in Perth:
Pros: Close to home, great place to live
Cons: Would like to be onsite more, more engineering

Project Engineer in Melbourne:
"Dynamic environment, huge workload, lots of stress."
Pros: Exposure to different projects.
Cons: High stress, need to cover a lot of areas to be successful.

Project Engineer in Perth:
"Construction site exposure, scheduling, client focused."
Pros: Working remote sites, working with all levels of personnel, suppliers, and clients.
Cons: Daily commute to work, feel lonely sometimes.

Project Engineer in Perth:
"Project Engineer."
Pros: Challenging, high responsibility.
Cons: Long hours, long commute times.

Project Engineer in Perth:
"Diverse And Flexible."
Pros: Opportunity to travel, flexible conditions, high level of responsibility.
Cons: Uncertainty, long work hours, lack of program for personal training/development structure in small business.

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Key Stats for Project Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Project Engineer Salaries

▲52%

▲27%

▲14%

National Average
AU$85,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Project Engineer Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 9%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 91%