Mechanical Engineer Salary in Australia

AU$76,400
per year
per month
AU$6,370
per month
per year
Bonus
AU$3,940/year
Profit Sharing
AU$2,170/year
Bonus
AU$330/month
Profit Sharing
AU$180/month

Mechanical Engineer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is AU$76,400 per year (AU$6,370 per month), which is AU$11,040 (+17%) higher than the national average salary in Australia.
A Mechanical Engineer can expect an average starting salary of AU$52,600. The highest salaries can exceed AU$210,000.
AU$52,600
Low
AU$76,400
Average
AU$210,000
High
AU$4,380
Low
AU$6,370
Average
AU$17,500
High
Total compensation includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
AU$0
AU$121,000
AU$242,000
Base SalaryAU$52,600 - 210,000
BonusAU$0 - 16,830
Profit SharingAU$0 - 15,170
Total CompensationAU$52,600 - 242,000
AU$0
AU$10,080
AU$20,160
Base SalaryAU$4,380 - 17,500
BonusAU$0 - 1,400
Profit SharingAU$0 - 1,260
Total CompensationAU$4,380 - 20,160

Mechanical Engineer Salary - Distribution

Low
AU$52,600
Average
AU$76,400
Senior
AU$123,800
High
AU$210,000
Low
AU$4,380
Average
AU$6,370
Senior
AU$10,320
High
AU$17,500
Among mechanical engineers, Graduate Mechanical Engineers or Junior Mechanical Engineers tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Mechanical Engineers or Principal Mechanical Engineers enjoy the highest salaries.

Mechanical Engineer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Principal Mechanical EngineerAU$149K/year
+95% 
Senior Mechanical EngineerAU$124K/year
+62% 
Junior Mechanical EngineerAU$64K/year
 -16%
Graduate Mechanical EngineerAU$57K/year
 -26%

Mechanical Engineer - Pay by Experience Level

An entry level Mechanical Engineer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,600. A mid career Mechanical Engineer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$71,200, while a senior Mechanical Engineer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average AU$123,800. Mechanical engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn AU$142,300 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Mechanical Engineer

Late Career▲ +86%
Senior▲ +62%
Average SalaryAU$76,400/year
Mid Career▼ -7%
Entry Level▼ -31%

Gender Breakdown

Female
12%
Male
88%

Mechanical Engineer - Jobs by Location

Mechanical Engineer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Mechanical Engineer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months.
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