ANZSCO 1332

Engineering Managers

EMPLOYED

34,300

PART-TIME SHARE

5%

FEMALE SHARE

16%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$2,961

MEDIAN AGE

44

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

2,900

Engineering Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the engineering and technical operations of organisations.

  • Determining, implementing and monitoring engineering strategies, policies and plans
  • Interpreting plans, drawings and specifications, and providing advice on engineering methods and procedures to achieve construction and production requirements
  • Establishing project schedules and budgets
  • Ensuring conformity with specifications and plans, and with laws, regulations and safety standards
  • Ensuring engineering standards of quality, cost, safety, timeliness and performance are observed
  • Overseeing maintenance requirements to optimise efficiency
  • Liaising with marketing, research and manufacturing managers regarding engineering aspects of new construction and product design
  • May contribute to research and development projects
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    Earnings and Hours

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)
    Source: Share of workers who work full-time hours: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Average full-time hours worked per week: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Median full-time earnings per week and Median hourly earnings: ABS, Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2023, customised report.
    Earnings and Hours Engineering Managers All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 95% 70%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 45 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week $2,961 $1,697
    Median hourly earnings $80 $43

    Industries

    Engineering Managers work in industries like:

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average data, custom report.
    Note: industries that comprise less than 5% of an occupation have been suppressed.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    24.5%

    Victoria

    28.1%

    Queensland

    17.1%

    South Australia

    8.0%

    Tasmania

    1.1%

    Northern Territory

    0.8%

    Australian Capital Territory

    0.7%

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia trend data.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Age and Gender Engineering Managers All Occupations
    Median age 44 years 39 years
    Female share of employment 16% 48%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Engineering Managers
    15–19 5.2 0.0
    20–24 9.1 0.9
    25–34 22.7 14.8
    35–44 22.3 34.6
    45–54 20.4 28.1
    55–59 8.8 10.9
    60–64 6.5 6.5
    65 and Over 4.9 4.1

    Education

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Engineering Managers
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 26.6
    Bachelor degree 23.2 45.6
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 11.3
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 10.8
    Year 12 15.9 2.7
    Year 11 4.0 0.5
    Year 10 and below 9.7 0.8

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    Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) is the skill-based classification system used to categorise occupations in the Australian and New Zealand labour markets. ANZSCO provides a basis for the standardised collection, analysis and dissemination of occupation data. Visit the ABS website to learn how ANZSCO works. Jobs and Skills Australia displays data for occupations that are defined by ANZSCO 2013 Version 1.3.