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How much does a Mechanical Engineer make?

Updated 12 Jun 2021
A$85,000 /yr
Average Base Pay

361 salaries

A$60K

Low

A$85K

Average

A$130K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is $85,000 in Australia. Filter by location to see Mechanical Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 361 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Mechanical Engineer employees.

Seniority Levels

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Mechanical EngineerA$85,000 /yr
L3
Senior Mechanical EngineerA$120K /yr
L4
Mechanical Engineer IVNo Salary Reports
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Aurecon
3.7

Aurecon

Mechanical Engineer

A$79,725

 /yr
Range: A$56K - A$172K
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A$56K

A$172K

A$56,000 - A$171,591 Range

Beca
3.8

Beca

Mechanical Engineer

A$72,237

 /yr
Range: A$57K - A$91K

A$57K

A$91K

A$57,382 - A$90,589 Range

BHP
4.1

BHP

Mechanical Engineer

A$132,500

 /yr
Range: A$66K - A$300K

A$66K

A$300K

A$66,000 - A$300,000 Range

GHD
3.5

GHD

Mechanical Engineer

A$79,618

 /yr
Range: A$69K - A$115K

A$69K

A$115K

A$69,071 - A$115,493 Range

Hatch
4

Hatch

Mechanical Engineer

A$88,227

 /yr
Range: A$64K - A$119K

A$64K

A$119K

A$63,700 - A$119,258 Range

WSP
3.5

WSP

Mechanical Engineer

A$74,384

 /yr
Range: A$68K - A$80K

A$68K

A$80K

A$68,000 - A$80,000 Range

Downer
3.6

Downer

Mechanical Engineer

A$88,500

 /yr
Range: A$78K - A$110K

A$78K

A$110K

A$77,770 - A$110,000 Range

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AECOM
3.6

AECOM

Mechanical Engineer

A$76,000

 /yr
Range: A$69K - A$90K

A$69K

A$90K

A$69,457 - A$90,000 Range

Worley
3.5

Worley

Mechanical Engineer

A$90,000

 /yr
Range: A$82K - A$168K

A$82K

A$168K

A$82,000 - A$168,000 Range

Thales
3.4

Thales

Mechanical Engineer

A$79,000

 /yr
Range: A$65K - A$88K

A$65K

A$88K

A$65,082 - A$88,000 Range

KBR
3.7

KBR

Mechanical Engineer

A$100,528

 /yr
Range: A$67K - A$140K

A$67K

A$140K

A$67,000 - A$140,167 Range

Ivory Group
4.6

Ivory Group

Mechanical Engineer

A$99,116

 /yr
Range: A$85K - A$135K

A$85K

A$135K

A$85,000 - A$135,000 Range

ResMed
4

ResMed

Mechanical Engineer

A$96,000

 /yr
Range: A$86K - A$98K

A$86K

A$98K

A$86,000 - A$97,500 Range

Hays
3.7

Hays

Mechanical Engineer - Hourly

A$51

 /hr
Range: A$45 - A$65

A$45

A$65

A$45 - A$65 Range

Australian Government, Department of Defence
3.9

Australian Government, Department of Defence

Mechanical Engineer

A$86,410

 /yr
Range: A$81K - A$92K

A$81K

A$92K

A$80,700 - A$92,000 Range

Arup
4.1

Arup

Mechanical Engineer

A$74,475

 /yr
Range: A$65K - A$77K

A$65K

A$77K

A$65,000 - A$76,500 Range

Jacobs
3.8

Jacobs

Mechanical Engineer

A$70,991

 /yr
Range: A$59K - A$91K

A$59K

A$91K

A$59,453 - A$91,469 Range

Glencore
3.9

Glencore

Mechanical Engineer

A$112,256

 /yr
Range: A$97K - A$130K

A$97K

A$130K

A$97,212 - A$130,000 Range

NDY
3.1

NDY

Mechanical Engineer

A$78,180

 /yr
Range: A$65K - A$89K

A$65K

A$89K

A$65,000 - A$88,522 Range

Rio Tinto
3.9

Rio Tinto

Mechanical Engineer

A$99,511

 /yr
Range: A$96K - A$131K

A$96K

A$131K

A$96,379 - A$131,000 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Mechanical Engineer salaries

The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is A$85,000 in Australia. Salaries estimates are based on 361 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Mechanical Engineer employees in Australia.

The highest salary for a Mechanical Engineer in Australia is A$129,760 per year.

The lowest salary for a Mechanical Engineer in Australia is A$60,126 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent mechanical engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$85,000
per year
A Mechanical Engineer in the Melbourne Area area reported making $85,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Melbourne Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$92,000
per year
A Mechanical Engineer in the Adelaide Area area reported making $92,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Adelaide Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$70,000
per year
A Mechanical Engineer in the Sydney Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Sydney Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Government
$107,000
per year
A Mechanical Engineer in the Melbourne Area area reported making $107,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Melbourne Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$75
hourly
A Mechanical Engineer in the Melbourne Area area reported making $75 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Melbourne Area area
Contract
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$139,998
per year
A Mechanical Engineer in the Brisbane Area area reported making $139,998 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Brisbane Area area
 
Full-time
Company - Private
$75,000
per year
A Mechanical Engineer in the Perth Area area reported making $75,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Perth Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Public
$70,000
per year
A Mechanical Engineer in the Sydney Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Sydney Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private