Average Senior Civil Engineer Salary in Australia

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The average salary for a Senior Civil Engineer in Australia is AU$112,138.
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AU$86k - AU$145k
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AU$5k - AU$19k
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AU$86k - AU$149k

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Job Description for Senior Civil Engineer

Senior Civil Engineer Tasks
  • Manage and advise staff in construction, operations and maintenance projects.
  • Present reports on proposals, new techniques, environmental impacts, right of way, etc.
  • Conduct field assessments and inspections to plan and execute project goals.
  • Provide expertise for design and structural considerations, as well as evaluating site-specific needs.

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Civil Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Senior Civil Engineer are from the companies Arup Pty Ltd, Ghd Services Pty Ltd Atf Ghd Unit Trust and GHD Group. Reported salaries are highest at SMEC Australia Pty Ltd where the average pay is AU$125,065. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Jacobs Engineering Group Inc and Arup Pty Ltd, earning around AU$120,000 and AU$113,659, respectively. Ghd Services Pty Ltd Atf Ghd Unit Trust pays the lowest at around AU$100,422. GHD Group and Aecom Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$101,467 and AU$101,470, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Civil Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design, Project Management and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Construction Site Inspection and Autodesk AutoCAD.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Civil Engineer

An early career Senior Civil Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$82,268 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Senior Civil Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$102,118 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Senior Civil Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$118,631 based on 145 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$134,000.
Employees with Senior Civil Engineer in their job title in Newcastle, New South Wales earn an average of 9.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (7.7% more) and Perth, Western Australia (0.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) (9.8% less), Hobart, Tasmania (4.1% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (2.2% less).

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