Design Engineer Salary in Australia

AU$74,200
per year
per month
AU$6,180
per month
per year
Bonus
AU$3,720/year
Profit Sharing
AU$2,240/year
Bonus
AU$310/month
Profit Sharing
AU$190/month

Design Engineer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Design Engineer is AU$74,200 per year (AU$6,180 per month), which is AU$8,840 (+14%) higher than the national average salary in Australia.
A Design Engineer can expect an average starting salary of AU$53,100. The highest salaries can exceed AU$175,000.
AU$53,100
Low
AU$74,200
Average
AU$175,000
High
AU$4,430
Low
AU$6,180
Average
AU$14,580
High
Total compensation includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
AU$1,180
AU$95,900
AU$192,920
Base SalaryAU$53,100 - 175,000
BonusAU$1,220 - 11,400
Profit SharingAU$1,180 - 6,520
Total CompensationAU$55,500 - 192,920
AU$100
AU$7,990
AU$16,070
Base SalaryAU$4,430 - 14,580
BonusAU$100 - 950
Profit SharingAU$100 - 540
Total CompensationAU$4,630 - 16,070

Design Engineer Salary - Distribution

Low
AU$53,100
Average
AU$74,200
Senior
AU$118,700
High
AU$175,000
Low
AU$4,430
Average
AU$6,180
Senior
AU$9,890
High
AU$14,580
Among design engineers, Junior Design Engineers tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Design Engineers enjoy the highest salaries.

Design Engineer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Senior Design EngineerAU$119K/year
+60% 
Electronics Design EngineerAU$81K/year
+9% 
Industrial Design EngineerAU$79K/year
+7% 
Automotive Design EngineerAU$78K/year
+5% 
Mechanical Design EngineerAU$77K/year
+4% 
System Design EngineerAU$76K/year
+3% 
Product Design EngineerAU$74K/year
 -1%
Junior Design EngineerAU$59K/year
 -21%

Design Engineer - Pay by Experience Level

An entry level Design Engineer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$55,500. A mid career Design Engineer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$72,400, while a senior Design Engineer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average AU$118,700. Design engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn AU$136,200 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Design Engineer

Late Career▲ +84%
Senior▲ +60%
Average SalaryAU$74,200/year
Mid Career▼ -2%
Entry Level▼ -25%

Gender Breakdown

Female
10%
Male
90%

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