Professional Engineers Employment and Remuneration Report

The Professional Engineers Employment and Remuneration Report published by Professionals Australia is the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide of Engineer remuneration available in Australia.

Based on data collected in our twice annual Professional Engineer Remuneration Survey, the report provides detailed analysis of salaries in the Engineering workforce broken down by state, industry, years of experience, responsibility level and more.

This is the perfect benchmarking tool to keep organisations and individuals in engineering informed during negotiations for enterprise & workplace agreements, individual contracts, and salary reviews, helping you retain and attract the best quality staff.

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The Professional Engineers Employment and Remuneration Report is essential because it:

  • The detailed 144-page report contains detailed analyses of both Base Salary and Total Remuneration Package by responsibility level, job function, experience, discipline, qualification, sector, industry, turnover and geographic location. It also includes information on the latest trends in remuneration packaging, industrial regulation and the Fringe Benefits Tax.
  • Contains easy-to-read tables, breaking down Professional Engineer remuneration packages including costed out motor vehicle benefits, overtime, allowances, superannuation, car parking, and performance bonuses.
  • Details annual salary movements across industries.
  • Puts at your fingertips information on salaries paid for all major engineering disciplines including Chemical, Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical disciplines.
  • Includes up-to-date data on hourly contract rates, and advises on trends in relevant economic and industrial issues likely to impact upon the employment contracts of professional engineers.
  • Includes online access to all information contained within the report as both a PDF and an interactive, customisable, calculator for performing your own targeted analyses online in your browser from the Professionals Australia website. When you receive a copy of the report, you will be given a unique username and password valid until publication of the next report.
  • Is run by Professionals Australia, which has conducted remuneration surveys of Australian engineering professionals since 1974.

The Professional Engineer Remuneration Survey Report contains base salary and total package salary information cross-referenced by the following criteria:

  • Discipline of engineering
    • Aeronautical
    • Biomedical
    • Chemical
    • Civil/Structural
    • Computer Systems
    • Electrical
    • Electromechanical
    • Electronic/Communications
    • Environmental
    • Geological
    • Manufacturing
    • Materials
    • Mechanical
    • Metallurgical
    • Mining
  • Industry
    • Consulting/Technical Services
    • Construction, Contract/Maintenance
    • Mining or Quarrying
    • Oil/Gas Exploration and Production
    • Electricity/Gas Supply
    • Water/Sewerage/Drainage
    • Communications
    • Defence
    • Public Administration
    • Transport and Storage
    • Education
    • Food/Beverage/Tobacco
    • Wood/Furniture/Paper Production
    • Chemical/Petroleum Production
    • Non-metallic Mineral Production
    • Basic Metal Products
    • Steel Production
    • Fabricated Metal Products
    • Transport Equipment
    • Photographic/Scientific Equipment
    • Appliances/Electricals
    • Industrial Equipment
  • Job function
    • Construction Supervision
    • Design and Equipment
    • Management
    • Production, Quality, Maintenance
    • Project Study & Analysis
    • Research & Development
    • Sales & Marketing
    • Teaching & Training
  • Qualification
    • Diploma
    • Bachelor Degree
    • Graduate Diploma
    • Masters Degree
    • Doctorate/PhD
  • Sector of employment
    • Private sector
    • Australian Public Service
    • Australian Govt Instrumentality
    • State Public Service
    • State Govt Instrumentality
    • Local Government
    • Education
  • States & territories
    • New South Wales
    • Queensland
    • Australian Capital Territory
    • Victoria
    • Tasmania
    • South Australia
    • Western Australia
    • Northern Territory
  • Capital city vs regional location
  • Responsibility Level
  • Years of experience
  • Gender
  • Private sector turnover

The Professional Engineer Remuneration Survey Report is published as a printed 144-page hard copy book which is forwarded by standard post and available to subscribers as an online pdf containing in-depth analysing Base Salary & Total Package across numerous variables. Subscribers receive both versions of the report, as well as access to an interactive online database to perform custom analyses via the Professionals Australia website all for one price.

The report is available for $330 (inc. GST). Overseas purchases are GST exempt, but a postage and handling fee of $10 applies. Professionals Australia members can purchase the report at the discounted rate of $99 (inc. GST), limited to one copy per member. The Report can be ordered online, via secure e-commerce. All amounts shown are in Australian dollars ($AUD).

Professionals Australia Members can further benefit by purchasing the report at 75% off the non-member price. All purchasers should familiarise themselves with the Terms and Conditions of purchase before ordering.

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For more information about the Professional Engineer Remuneration Survey Report, contact:

Surveys Unit
Professionals Australia
GPO Box 1272, Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone: 03 9695 8839
Fax: 03 9695 8846
ABN: 99 589 872 974