What is the average rate of pay for your profession? And how does your salary stack up against industry standards? The Association of Professional Engineers Australia (APEA) takes the guesswork out of these questions with a range of reports and calculators. We can help benchmark your pay packet, work out the appropriate remuneration for your role and industry, and make the case for a pay rise.

Being informed helps pave the way towards better pay.

Employment and Remuneration Report
The Association of Professional Engineers Australia (APEA) has been publishing its Professional Engineers Employment and Remuneration Report for over 40 years. The report contains the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on engineering remuneration and work conditions available in Australia.

The report is available in two versions:

  • The FREE to download summary report providing overall results from our annual 2022-23 Professional Engineer Employment and Remuneration Survey. Learn how employment conditions for engineers have been trending over the last 12 months. With chapters on remuneration, employment conditions, workplace issues, and more, it provides a clear picture of today’s engineering industry in Australia.

  • FULL Report: If you require access to the detailed Professional Engineer pay benchmarking data, please contact Alex Crowther, Surveys Manager for Professionals Australia to arrange access. Alex can be reached by sending an e-mail to [email protected]. Please be aware providing access this way is a manual process and involves issuing an invoice to you. There may be a delay of a few days processing payment and providing access.

  • Enquiries

    For more information about the Professional Engineers Employment and Remuneration Report, contact:

    Surveys Unit
    Professionals Australia
    GPO Box 1272, Melbourne VIC 3001
    Phone: 03 9695 8839
    Email: [email protected]

    Engineers Calculator
    The Engineer Salary Calculator uses the data collected in the biannual Professional Engineer Remuneration Survey Report – making it the most up to date resource for calculating your true market value.

    You can select a range of analytical categories, including:

    • years of experience;
    • sector;
    • qualification; and
    • geographic location.

    In addition to your market value, the calculator can also return valuable comparative market info, such as where in the market a given base salary lies, and in which percentile of the market.
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