Chemical Engineer and Process Engineer Salary / Wage
Salary and wage information for chemical engineers and process engineers is compiled regularly by analysis of Australian jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Code (ANZSCO) for chemical engineers is 233111 and for materials engineers is 233112.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are chemical engineer, process engineer, materials engineer, refinery engineer, polymer engineer and waste treatment engineer.
These occupations are currently on the Australian Combined Skilled Occupation List, (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List, MLTSSL).
The average weekly full-time ordinary earnings in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services in mid 2018 were $1,840, giving an annual income of approximately $95,680. This was almost unchanged compared to mid 2017.*
The 2017 Hudson Engineering Guide advises that a typical salary for a chemical / process engineer was $80 – $110 per hour in Sydney. This reached $80 – $130 per hour for Adelaide and Perth.
Chemical Engineer and Process Engineer Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Senior Project Engineer||110,000 – 160,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Graduate Chemical Engineer||75,000 – 85,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Principal Process Engineer||150,000 – 200,000||Newcastle, New South Wales|
|Senior Chemical / Process Engineer – Chemicals||125,000+||Victoria|
|Chemical Plant Maintenance Engineer||100,000 +||Victoria|
|Senior Chemical Process Engineer||120,000 – 140,000||Queensland|
|Graduate Process Engineer||up to $70,000||Perth, Western Australia|
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