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What are the average salaries in Australia?
When applying for a new job or a promotion, many people wonder the same thing: how much money should I ask for? Asking for too little means selling yourself short, while asking for too much could turn away potential employers.
To make salary negotiation a little easier, we’ve created a quick guide to average salaries in Australia across key industries.
Average salaries in customer service
Although the average pay rise when changing jobs is a modest 0-5% for customer service professionals, there is plenty of room for salary increases as workers gain more experience.
For example, client services and sales admin officers earn an average of $48,000 to $53,000 a year, while more experienced customer service managers at the state level earn approximately $95,000 to $125,000 a year. Senior professionals such as general managers earn around $165,000 to $210,000, with customer service GMs at larger companies earning a higher salary on average.
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Average salaries in finance
Employees moving to new jobs in the finance sector can expect to receive a salary increase of between 6% and 10% – making it a generous industry for pay rises.
Entry-level roles such as accounts officers and accounts payable officers earn an average of $55,000 to $65,000 a year, with large companies typically paying higher wages than SMEs.
Mid-level managers such as credit managers, credit supervisors, and accounts payable managers earn approximately $80,000 to $120,000 a year. Within the shared services sector, the highest paid roles are shared service centre manager and shared service centre director, with average salaries of $185,000 and $215,000, respectively.
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Average salaries in office support
While office support professionals changing jobs receive only a modest salary increase of up to 5% on average, those wishing to build a lucrative career in office support have options – particularly in the EA space.
Office assistants earn between $55,000 and $60,000 on average, while receptionists earn between $58,000 and $63,000, and HR administrators have an average salary of $63,000 to $73,000.
More senior roles such as practice manager and office manager attract average salaries of between $70,000 and $105,000, with large companies typically paying more than SMEs.
At the top end of the office support salary scale, executive assistants at the GM or CEO level earn up to $150,000 a year with average salaries ranging from $83,000 to $123,000.
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