Software Engineer Salary / Wage
Salary and wage information for software 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) for software engineers is 261313 and for software testers is 261314.
Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are software engineer, software architect, software designer, software testing engineer and telecommunications software engineer.
Software engineers are currently on the Australian Combined Skilled Occupation List, (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List, MLTSSL) and software testers are on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List, STSOL.
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.*
Data supplied from Indeed over the past 36 months, based on over 1,600 salaries, estimated that the average salary for a software engineer was $91,816 per annum in Australia.
Software Engineer Salaries / Wages in 2018
|Job Title||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Backend Software Engineer / JVM, Java8, Kotlin||110,000 – 140,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Junior Software Engineer||62,000 – 79,000||Hunter Valley, New South Wales|
|Senior Full-Stack Software Engineer (.NET/Java)||90,000 – 120,000||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Mid level Laravel Developer||70,000 – 80,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|C++ | QT Software Engineer||85,000 – 120,000||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Embedded Software Engineer||75,000 – 90,000||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Software Engineer – C# | C++ | DDS||68,000 – 88,000||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Software Engineer||$70 – $90 per hour||Perth, Western Australia|
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