The average salary for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in Australia is AU$101,786.
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Job Description for Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Senior mechanical design engineers are involved in the development and creation of mechanical parts, machine tools, and equipment or components and may also work on existing equipment and mechanical processes, usually to improve existing designs or correct recurring faults. Because this job carries a senior-level designation, they are typically team or group leaders who direct the work of other members of a mechanical design team. These teams may consist of junior design engineers as well as tec…Read more
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Tasks
- Research, design, develop, and evaluate designs and products.
- Lead troubleshooting and debugging efforts.
- Ensure completion of form, weight, reliability, and material analysis.
- Oversee and manage drafters, designers, engineers, projects, schedules, production costs, and product testing.
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Popular Skills for Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
Skills in Engineering Design and Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Finite Element Analysis (FEA), SolidWorks and Computer Aided Design (CAD).
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
A mid-career Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$95,933 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$107,860 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$108,757.
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Employees with Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 38.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (3.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (23.3% less) and Melbourne, Victoria (5.9% less).
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