Average Structural Engineer Salary in Australia

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The average salary for a Structural Engineer in Australia is AU$71,562.
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AU$55k - AU$100k
AU$518 - AU$6k
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AU$511 - AU$19k
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AU$54k - AU$103k

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Job Description for Structural Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Structural Engineer are from the companies Structerre Consulting Engineers, GHD Group and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Arup Pty Ltd where the average pay is AU$82,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Aurecon Group Brand (Pte) Ltd. and Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, earning around AU$80,000 and AU$77,452, respectively. Intrax Consulting Engineers pays the lowest at around AU$57,082. Structerre Consulting Engineers and GHD Group also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying AU$63,215 and AU$70,318, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Structural Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates how common a path is.
Structural Engineer
Structural Engineer, Roads and Bridges
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Popular Skills for Structural Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Autodesk AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Structural Engineer

An entry-level Structural Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$59,102 based on 169 salaries. An early career Structural Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$67,275 based on 653 salaries. A mid-career Structural Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$81,810 based on 352 salaries. An experienced Structural Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$101,956 based on 113 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$124,244.
Employees with Structural Engineer in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 14.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Brisbane, Queensland (4.3% more) and Adelaide, South Australia (3.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Newcastle, New South Wales (5.5% less), Melbourne, Victoria (4.4% less) and Gold Coast, Queensland (2.3% less).

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