Mechanical Engineer Salary / Wage
Salary and wage information for mechanical 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 Codes (ANZSCO) is 233512 for mechanical engineers.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are mechanical engineer, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) engineer, air conditioning engineer and mechanical maintenance 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 mechanical engineer is $50 – $60 per hour. This reaches $70 – $100 per hour for a more experienced position.
Mechanical Engineering Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Mechanical Engineer with PLC Experience||65,000 – 80,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Senior Mechanical Engineer||120,000 – 160,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Junior Mechanical Engineer with Solidworks Drafting Exp||50,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Mechanical Engineer Team Leader||80,000 – 95,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Graduate Mechanical Engineer||60,000 – 65,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Mechanical Engineer; Building Services||60,000 – 100,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Senior Mechanical Engineer RPEQ – Building Services||125,000 – 135,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||80,000 – 100,000||Canberra, ACT|
|Mechanical Engineering Technician||75,000 – 85,000||Perth, Western Australia|
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