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Australia Salary Guide 2019
The Michael Page Salary Benchmark is our annual salary guide developed to provide hiring managers and candidates with a reference on salary ranges across various job functions, including Finance, Technology, Human Resources, Sales, and more.
Leveraging information from Michael Page's proprietary database, studies, and observations, the report provides a snapshot of market and employment observations. It also highlights hiring trends and roles in demand within each functional area. Job seeker sentiments have been included as an additional feature in this report.
How can the report benefit you?
- Benchmark salaries against similar roles to be filled
- Project talent costs based on hiring forecasts
- Understand length of expected recruitment process
- Know the reasons why employees leave their jobs
- Cite informed salary expectations when switching jobs
- Understand the interview process
- Find out potential roles to upskill for
- Gauge competitiveness in job applications
Average salary increase when changing jobs*
|Construction||10 - 20|
|Engineering & Manufacturing||5 - 10|
|Finance & Accounting||5 - 10|
|Financial Services||10 - 15|
|Human Resources||2 - 10|
|Legal||5 - 10|
|Marketing||5 - 10|
|Mining, Energy & Resources||5 - 10|
|Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics||5 - 8|
|Property||5 - 15|
|Sales||5 - 10|
|Technology||5 - 10|
"Contracting is on the move. Demand is stronger now for flexible work arrangements and freelance contracts."
* Data is derived from August 2017 to July 2018, and is validated against insights from our leaders’ and consultants’ interactions with clients and candidates.
Whether you’re an employer or a jobseeker, pinpointing the right salary for any role can be a difficult task. Factors like the candidate’s level of experience, average salary benchmarks for your sector and the salary negotiation process all have an impact on the salary that ends up being agreed upon.
To help make the process easier, we’ve put together valuable insights into average salaries broken down by sector so employers and candidates are on the same page when it comes to negotiating a salary.
If you’re wondering how your salary shapes up with others in your industry, you can also use our salary calculator to see how your current income compares with the competition.
And, when you’re applying for a new job, we have plenty of useful resources on how to negotiate salary during the interview process. Before accepting an offer, you can also check exactly how much you’ll be earning after income tax with our take-home pay calculator.
While our salary guide is here to help jobseekers and employers with everything from salary negotiation and average salaries to income tax and take-home pay, it’s just a small part of what we do here at Michael Page. Whether you’re looking for assistance finding that ideal new job or are looking to secure the right candidate for your organisation, get in touch with our recruitment consultants to discuss your requirements.