New South Wales has competitive salary rates for skilled workers, especially for middle and senior management roles.
Salary rates across a variety of industries and job types in Sydney are comparable with other capital cities in Australia.
Capabilities in high demand fields such as finance, information technology, engineering, science and manufacturing, as well as support areas such as marketing and sales, are particular strengths of the state's labour force.
Highly skilled workers are available right across the state, with the regional areas offering a cost effective alternative to companies not tied to Sydney, as well as a high quality of life and lower cost of living.
|Position||Total salary||Total package 3|
|General Manager - Division/Region||161,417||187,344|
|Chief Finance Executive||201,856||243,255|
|Marketing and sales:|
|National Sales Manager||135,755||168,168|
Sales Manager - Region/State
|Customer Service Manager||76,236||86,854|
|Call Centre Representative/Operator||45,952||52,000|
|Information Technology (IT):|
|Internet Specialist/Web Developer||75,000||86,492|
- Applies to large companies. All amounts are averages over at least 50 cases, except Project Manager/Leader (IT), Internet Specialist/Web Developer, Professional Engineer, Manufacturing/Production Manager and General Foreperson.
- Data were collected from organisations with annual turnover greater than $10 million. Also includes the Australian Capital Territory.
- Total salary plus non-salary items, including superannuation, car package value, vehicle allowance, mobile phone, laptop, low interest loans and other benefits applicable to the position; excludes performance pay.
Source: Australian Institute of Management (AIM) National Salary Survey, 2013.