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Average Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary in Australia

AU$109,651
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$8,690
Bonus
AU$5,000
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The average salary for a Senior Mechanical Engineer in Australia is AU$109,651.
10%
A$84k
MEDIAN
A$110k
90%
A$154k
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AU$84k - AU$154k
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AU$2k - AU$26k
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AU$515 - AU$48k
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AU$84k - AU$170k
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What Do Senior Mechanical Engineers Do?

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Career Paths

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Senior Mechanical Engineer
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What Are Popular Skills for Senior Mechanical Engineers?

Skills in Technical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Project Management and Engineering Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Senior Mechanical Engineers?

An early career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$95,946 based on 18 salaries. A mid-career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$101,394 based on 110 salaries. An experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$118,373 based on 166 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$122,595.
Employees with Senior Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 15.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Townsville, Queensland (17.0% less), Adelaide, South Australia (11.8% less) and Newcastle, New South Wales (9.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 363 survey responses.
Early Career
5.0%
Mid Career
30.3%
Experienced
45.7%
Late Career
19.0%

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