The Best Free Australian Salary Surveys

Knowing your market worth can be an extremely useful negotiating tool for pay reviews and when applying to new jobs. So, are you being paid the going rate? Thankfully, there’s a refreshing number of online tools (Free Australian Salary Surveys) out there which make the process of finding your market worth way easier.

Here, we look at some of the more popular Free Australian Salary Surveys .

Hays Australia

https://www.hays.com.au/HaysSalaryGuide/index.htm

This is the most graphically pleasing of all the surveys. Click on the “salary check” button and you’ll be presented with a number of drop-down boxes. It’s quick and easy to use. You can also download a copy of the latest guide with is a staggering 165-page document.
Our rating: 10/10

Michael Page Australia

https://www.michaelpage.com.au/salary-comparison-tool#benchmark

Without a doubt, the most outstanding of all salary surveys offered by recruiters. Michael Pages offers a comprehensive breakdown of industry sectors with accompanying position titles. Detailed and more accurate reports can be requested through a sign-up.
Our rating: 10/10.

Hudsons Australia

https://au.hudson.com/accounting-finance-salary-guide-2019

Similar to Michael Page, Hudsons offer a comprehensive downloadable guide through a very easy one-step sign up process. A full breakdown of positions and industry verticals.
Our rating: 9/10.

Seek.com.au

https://www.seek.com.au/career-advice/a-guide-to-salaries-in-your-industry

Seek.com.au leverages from a vast amount of data uploaded by recruiters and employers daily. Seek averages out salary by job posts i.e. what employers are paying to recruiters in the market for a role as opposed to what employees are being paid.
Our rating: 7.5/10 (results were a bit too generic).

LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/salary/

The LinkedIn survey feels a little more intrusive given that you need to be logged in and to surrender information about your current salary before you can retrieve any results. Results hinged more on how much data they have for specific job types.
Our rating: 7/10 (data missing on some roles).

Important note:

Salary Surveys and Salary Guides typically only look at the base rate. They do not provide insights into health plans, high superannuation payments, extended holiday packages, fitness memberships, and other perks. Therefore, it’s important that employees consider the whole picture rather than rely only on Salary Survey data.

Can’t find what you are looking for? Then seek out a professional recruiter that specialises in your sector. Since recruiters are directly involved in negotiating salary rates, they can often provide much more accurate and definitive guides.

We’re keen to hear about your experiences or please let us know about any websites or applications that you have found to be useful that we can share with others.