Average Software Engineer Salary in Australia

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The average salary for a Software Engineer in Australia is AU$77,434.
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AU$55k - AU$110k
AU$502 - AU$12k
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AU$12 - AU$11k
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AU$54k - AU$115k

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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 Accenture. Reported salaries are highest at Suncorp where the average pay is AU$84,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Atlassian and IRESS Market Technology, earning around AU$83,470 and AU$79,717, respectively. Saab pays the lowest at around AU$61,581. Maptek and Accenture also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$61,931 and AU$70,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Software Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

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$60,152 based on 123 salaries. An early career Software Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$70,752 based on 1,130 salaries. A mid-career Software Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$85,634 based on 669 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$96,893 based on 408 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$100,952.
Employees with Software Engineer in their job title in Sydney, New South Wales earn an average of 8.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Adelaide, South Australia (8.9% less), Brisbane, Queensland (6.8% less) and Perth, Western Australia (6.2% less).

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