A Software Engineer in Sydney, New South Wales earns an average salary of AU$82,911 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in SQL is associated with high pay for this job.

AU$56,179 - AU$110,767
AU$56K
AU$79K
AU$110K
MEDIAN: AU$79,147
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50%
90%
AU$20.27 - AU$96.96
AU$20
AU$32
AU$97
MEDIAN: AU$32.00
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$115K
Salary AU$56,179 - AU$110,767
Bonus AU$70.50 - AU$12,250
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$15,319
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$54,275 - AU$115,567
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 576
Hourly Data AU$0AU$96
Hourly Rate AU$20.27 - AU$96.96
Overtime AU$50.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$115K
Bonus AU$70.50 - AU$12,250
Profit Sharing AU$0.00 - AU$15,319
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$54,275 - AU$115,567
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 12 Feb 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 31

Job Description for Software Engineer

In the world of software design and development, a software engineer plays a key role. The engineer is typically the person who helps to develop the ways that software functions created by a software design team will work. The software engineer will work with designers to help consolidate disparate program functions into a unified whole. The engineer also works with programmers and coders to help map out various programming tasks and smaller functions, which are then combined into larger, functioning programs or new features for existing software.

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Software Engineer Tasks

  • Test and document software for client applications.
  • Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
  • Write code to create single-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
  • Use source debuggers and visual development environments.

Software Engineer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Software Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Software Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Software Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$77,000 based on 148 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Software Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$90,000 based on 113 salaries. An experienced Software Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$101,000 based on 65 salaries. A Software Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$105,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Software Engineer

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Software Engineer Salaries

▲31%

▲26%

▲12%

National Average
AU$80,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Software Engineer Salaries

SQL
▲17%

▲13%

▲12%

▲10%

▲7%

Java/J2EE
▲5%


▲3%



C++
▼0%

▼0%

National Average
AU$80,000

C#
▼2%

C
▼3%

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 21%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 6%
no benefits
None: 77%