Electrical Engineer Salary / Wage
Salary and wage information for electrical 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) is 233311 for electrical engineers.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are electrical engineer, electrical design engineer, electrical network engineer, test engineer and railway signalling engineer.
This occupation is 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 2018 Hudson Engineering Guide advises that a typical salary for a permanent junior electrical engineer is $60 – $80 per hour. This reaches $80 – $100 per hour for a more experienced position.
Electrical Engineer Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Electrical Engineer – Supervisory Role||120,000 – 160,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Electrical Systems Engineer||105,000 – 125,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Electrical engineer – Industrial – Heavy Industry||90,000 – 120,000||Wollongong, New South Wales|
|Electrical Project Engineer||$80 – $90 per hour||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Electrical Engineer – Building Services||90,000 – 100,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Electrical Engineer – Graduate||50,000 – 70,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Electrical Engineer – Power Station (Maintenance Strategy)||125,000||Launceston, Tasmania|
|Graduate Electrical Engineer||50,000 – 75,000||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Graduate Electrical Engineer||65,000 – 75,000||Perth, Western Australia|
|Senior Electrical Engineer / Building Services||100,000 – 135,000||Perth, Western Australia|
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