Chemical Engineer Salary in Australia

AU$81,700
per year
per month
AU$6,810
per month
per year
Bonus
AU$5,620/year
Profit Sharing
AU$8,430/year
Bonus
AU$470/month
Profit Sharing
AU$700/month

Chemical Engineer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Chemical Engineer is AU$81,700 per year (AU$6,810 per month), which is AU$16,340 (+25%) higher than the national average salary in Australia.
A Chemical Engineer can expect an average starting salary of AU$53,400. The highest salaries can exceed AU$200,000.
AU$53,400
Low
AU$81,700
Average
AU$200,000
High
AU$4,450
Low
AU$6,810
Average
AU$16,670
High
Total compensation includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
AU$2,310
AU$123,900
AU$250,070
Base SalaryAU$53,400 - 200,000
BonusAU$2,310 - 12,870
Profit SharingAU$2,680 - 37,200
Total CompensationAU$58,390 - 250,070
AU$190
AU$10,330
AU$20,840
Base SalaryAU$4,450 - 16,670
BonusAU$190 - 1,070
Profit SharingAU$220 - 3,100
Total CompensationAU$4,860 - 20,840

Chemical Engineer Salary - Distribution

Low
AU$53,400
Average
AU$81,700
Senior
AU$128,350
High
AU$200,000
Low
AU$4,450
Average
AU$6,810
Senior
AU$10,700
High
AU$16,670
Among chemical engineers, Graduate Chemical Engineers or Junior Chemical Engineers tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Chemical Engineers enjoy the highest salaries.

Chemical Engineer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Chemical EngineerAU$128K/year
+57% 
Junior Chemical EngineerAU$66K/year
 -19%
Graduate Chemical EngineerAU$62K/year
 -24%

Chemical Engineer - Pay by Experience Level

A junior Chemical Engineer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$58,390. A mid career Chemical Engineer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$75,280, while a senior Chemical Engineer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average AU$128,350. Chemical engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn AU$162,300 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Chemical Engineer

Late Career▲ +99%
Senior▲ +57%
Average SalaryAU$81,700/year
Mid Career▼ -8%
Junior▼ -29%

Gender Breakdown

Female
25%
Male
75%

Chemical Engineer - Jobs by Location

Chemical Engineer - Related Salaries

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