Software Engineer Salary in Australia

AU$87,400
per year
per month
AU$7,280
per month
per year
Bonus
AU$5,187/year
Profit Sharing
AU$2,140/year
Bonus
AU$430/month
Profit Sharing
AU$180/month

Software Engineer - Average Salary

The average salary for a Software Engineer is AU$87,400 per year (AU$7,280 per month), which is AU$22,040 (+34%) higher than the national average salary in Australia.
A Software Engineer can expect an average starting salary of AU$56,780. The highest salaries can exceed AU$185,600.
AU$56,780
Low
AU$87,400
Average
AU$185,600
High
AU$4,730
Low
AU$7,280
Average
AU$15,470
High
Total compensation includes salary, bonus and profit sharing.
AU$0
AU$105,300
AU$210,540
Base SalaryAU$56,780 - 185,600
BonusAU$978 - 13,290
Profit SharingAU$0 - 11,650
Total CompensationAU$57,758 - 210,540
AU$0
AU$8,780
AU$17,550
Base SalaryAU$4,730 - 15,470
BonusAU$80 - 1,110
Profit SharingAU$0 - 970
Total CompensationAU$4,810 - 17,550

Software Engineer Salary - Distribution

Low
AU$56,780
Average
AU$87,400
Senior
AU$112,750
High
AU$185,600
Low
AU$4,730
Average
AU$7,280
Senior
AU$9,400
High
AU$15,470
Among Software Engineers, Graduate Software Engineers or Junior Software Engineers tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced workers like Senior Software Engineers or Principal Software Engineers enjoy the highest salaries.

Software Engineer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Principal Software EngineerAU$125K/year
+43% 
Senior Software EngineerAU$113K/year
+29% 
Embedded Software EngineerAU$86K/year
 -2%
C++ Software EngineerAU$80K/year
 -9%
Junior Software EngineerAU$66K/year
 -24%
Graduate Software EngineerAU$59K/year
 -32%

Software Engineer - Pay by Experience Level

An entry level Software Engineer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$57,758. A mid career Software Engineer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$79,210, while a senior Software Engineer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average AU$112,470. Software Engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn AU$127,840 on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Software Engineer

Late Career▲ +46%
Senior▲ +29%
Average SalaryAU$87,400/year
Mid Career▼ -9%
Entry Level▼ -34%

Gender Breakdown

Female
13%
Male
87%

Software Engineer - Jobs by Location

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