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Average Software Engineer Salary in Australia

AU$78,125
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
AU$4,971
Bonus
AU$2,011
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The average salary for a Software Engineer in Australia is AU$78,125.
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A$56k
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A$78k
90%
A$111k
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AU$56k - AU$111k
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AU$985 - AU$12k
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AU$203 - AU$13k
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AU$55k - AU$115k
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What Do Software Engineers Do?

Popular Employer Salaries for Software Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Software Engineer are from the companies IRESS Market Technology, BAE Systems Inc. and Leidos. Reported salaries are highest at Atlassian where the average pay is AU$104,700. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Boeing Australia and Accenture, earning around AU$81,175 and AU$80,000, respectively. Saab pays the lowest at around AU$72,000. Leidos and BAE Systems Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$72,000 and AU$77,953, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Software Engineers?

Skills in Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Python, SQL, C# Programming Language and JavaScript.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineers?

An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$60,970 based on 133 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$72,410 based on 1,377 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$87,680 based on 604 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$97,162 based on 396 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$104,068.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 7.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Melbourne, Victoria (1.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (21.9% less), Adelaide, South Australia (9.5% less) and Newcastle, New South Wales (8.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,588 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.1%
Early Career
53.2%
Mid Career
23.3%
Experienced
15.3%
Late Career
3.0%