Construction engineer salaries are rising in Australia, with the average salary increasing by almost 5% over the past year.
The rise in salaries has been driven by a rise in the number of Australian-based constructors joining the workforce.
The average salary for construction engineer is $94,000 a year, up from $85,000 last year, according to Salary.com.au.
The figures were released by the Construction Industry Association of Australia.
The construction industry is experiencing an economic recovery, with construction activity up 20% to 1.1 million square metres in 2020 from 1.0 million square feet in 2020.
The Australian Construction Industry Federation (ACTIF) said the average construction engineer salary was $93,500 in 2020, up 4.5% on last year.
It’s not all good news for the construction industry.
Construction workers’ average annual wages were unchanged at $84,000 in 2020 but the increase was less than expected, the ACTIF said.
The ACTIF also said there was a rise of about $8,000 from the last year’s average.
The government is currently reviewing the construction sector’s employment opportunities and plans to make further changes.