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engineer-salary Engineering is a well-paid industry that many locals and migrants aspired to be part of. The average salary of an engineer is $AU 112,672. 

However, salaries have started to decrease over the last year. The Australian economy has been very strong for the past 20 years, thus there has been a great deal of infrastructure development. The mining boom also created competition for experienced engineers. Things have started to change.  Mining has slowed down, as has construction. This could change again tomorrow, but the result today is a mild reduction in salaries.

This graph depicts salary changes over the past year:


Of course, your salary will depend on your qualifications and experience, whether your role is full-time or contract, an possibly, the location of the role (ie. on a remote mine site).