Public Sector (Australia)

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info SALARY PROFILES
55
info AVG. GROSS SALARY ($)
US$ 77,935
info AVG. GROSS SALARY
AU$ 88,352
info AVG. NET SALARY
AU$ 64,089
  UPDATED: 20 Jul 2019
Difference gross vs. net (take home): 27%

What is average salary for Public Sector in Australia?

Based on our survey (55 individual salary profiles) average GROSS salary for Public Sector in Australia is AU$ 88,352. Average NET salary is AU$ 64,089. The most frequent GROSS salary is AU$ 64,501. The most frequent education is Bachelors Degree. The most frequent experience are 20+ Years.

Career Avg. gross salary (in USD) Profiles
Public Administration AU$ 82,761 US$ 70,342 12
Social Worker AU$ 68,454 US$ 64,544 05
Public Administration Lead AU$ 115,250 US$ 107,387 04
Public Relations Manager AU$ 160,000 US$ 143,234 01
Public Relations AU$ 28,800 US$ 25,782 01
City Avg. gross salary (in USD) Profiles
Canberra AU$ 92,821 US$ 75,545 12
Melbourne AU$ 78,733 US$ 74,273 11
Sydney AU$ 109,787 US$ 93,438 09
Brisbane AU$ 68,439 US$ 64,315 07
Darwin AU$ 109,000 US$ 97,608 03
Adelaide AU$ 101,222 US$ 85,807 03
Perth AU$ 75,200 US$ 73,796 03
Newcastle AU$ 104,750 US$ 90,687 02

Salary profiles from individual employees for Public Sector in Australia

Below is the list of 55 individual salary profiles - all added on this website.

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(55/55) SOCIAL WORKER


 Posted: 20 Jul 2019

      

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Social Working and assessment"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 68,000
US$ 53,505

(54/55) EDITORIAL OFFICER


 Posted: 09 May 2019

      

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Editing, transcription, proof-reading"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 61,667
US$ 48,522

(53/55) DIRECTOR COMPENSATION


 Posted: 05 Apr 2019

      

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Director of compensation recovery"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 120,000
US$ 94,421

(52/55) SENIOR MANAGER


 Posted: 08 Feb 2019

      

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Data analysis of education dataset as well as managing a high performing team."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 110,000
US$ 86,553

(51/55) SOCIAL WORKER


 Posted: 29 Jan 2019

      

High School, 2-4 years: "Provide support for people in recovery at drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 45,000
US$ 35,408

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(50/55) PROJECT MANAGER


 Posted: 18 Nov 2018

      

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "project manager"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 120,000
US$ 94,421

(49/55) PAROLE OFFICER


 Posted: 05 Nov 2018

      

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Supervising offenders"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 84,000
US$ 66,095

(48/55) PROJECT MANAGER


 Posted: 03 Oct 2018

      

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Delivery of Capital Works program"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 172,000
US$ 135,337

(47/55) PROJECT COORDINATOR


 Posted: 24 Aug 2018

      

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Budgets, schedules of projects."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 77,500
US$ 60,980

(46/55) FIREFIGHTER


 Posted: 22 Jul 2018

      

High School, 20+ years: "Firefighting, first aid, fire education and prevention."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 90,000
US$ 70,816

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(45/55) BUSINESS ANALYST


 Posted: 28 Nov 2017

      

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Provide economic and financial analysis"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 130,270
US$ 99,610

(44/55) RESEARCH OFFICER


 Posted: 13 Nov 2017

      

Masters Degree, 0-1 year: "Economic research across asia pacific region"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 77,723
US$ 59,430

(43/55) EXECUTIVE OFFICER


 Posted: 12 Oct 2017

      

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Budgets, strategic management, personnel, recruitment"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 125,000
US$ 95,580

(42/55) EMPLOYEE SERVICES CONSULTANT


 Posted: 12 Sep 2017

      

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Help disadvantaged people find work"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 55,000
US$ 42,055

(41/55) PROJECT OFFICER


 Posted: 13 Jul 2017

      

Doctorate Degree, 1-2 years: "Management of projects, stakeholder management, quality assurance, content writing and validation"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 82,000
US$ 62,701

(40/55) PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


 Posted: 22 Apr 2017

      

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Executive Manager looking after foreign policy and development projects"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 134,000
US$ 102,462

(39/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 16 Feb 2017

      

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Economic policy and data analysis"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 125,000
US$ 95,580

(38/55) PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION LEAD


 Posted: 22 Apr 2015

      

Bachelors Degree education, 16-20 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 104,000
US$ 81,083

(37/55) PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


 Posted: 07 Apr 2015

      

Bachelors Degree education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 128,140
US$ 99,903

(36/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 19 Mar 2015

      

Bachelors Degree education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 80,000
US$ 62,371

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(35/55) PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


 Posted: 18 Feb 2015

      

High School education, 1-2 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 68,205
US$ 53,175

(34/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 10 Feb 2015

      

Bachelors Degree education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 110,400
US$ 86,072

(33/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 07 Jan 2015

      

Some College education, 8-12 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 67,000
US$ 52,236

(32/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 06 Dec 2014

   

Some College, 20+ years: "inventory management making sure part are available"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 52,000
US$ 46,551

(31/55) PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


 Posted: 13 Nov 2014

      

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "- Support departmental systems - Support policy groups"
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 70,000
US$ 62,665

(30/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 13 Oct 2014

      

Doctorate Degree education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 122,000
US$ 109,216

(29/55) PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


 Posted: 25 Sep 2014

      

Bachelors Degree education, 0-1 year of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 55,000
US$ 49,237

(28/55) PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


 Posted: 20 Sep 2014

      

Bachelors Degree education, 1-2 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 61,000
US$ 54,608

(27/55) PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


 Posted: 22 Jul 2014

      

Bachelors Degree education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 117,000
US$ 104,740

(26/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 03 Jul 2014

      

Masters Degree education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 175,000
US$ 156,662

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(25/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 06 Jun 2014

      

Some College education, 4-8 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 76,000
US$ 68,036

(24/55) PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER


 Posted: 02 Jun 2014

      

Bachelors Degree education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 160,000
US$ 143,234

(23/55) PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


 Posted: 30 Apr 2014

      

Masters Degree education, 8-12 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 73,000
US$ 65,350

(22/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 15 Apr 2014

      

Bachelors Degree education, 4-8 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 87,000
US$ 77,883

(21/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 06 Apr 2014

      

Masters Degree education, 2-4 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 61,000
US$ 54,608

(20/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 27 Mar 2014

      

Masters Degree education, 8-12 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 45,000
US$ 40,284

(19/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 10 Mar 2014

      

High School education, 12-16 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 120,000
US$ 107,425

(18/55) PUBLIC RELATIONS


 Posted: 29 Jan 2014

      

Bachelors Degree education, 0-1 year of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 28,800
US$ 25,782

(17/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 20 Dec 2013

      

Doctorate Degree education, 4-8 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 77,000
US$ 79,430

(16/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 18 Nov 2013

      

Bachelors Degree education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 90,000
US$ 92,841

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(15/55) SOCIAL WORKER


 Posted: 27 Sep 2013

      

Some College education, 8-12 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 63,270
US$ 65,267

(14/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 15 Sep 2013

      

Some College education, 12-16 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 80,000
US$ 82,525

(13/55) PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION LEAD


 Posted: 28 Aug 2012

      

Bachelors Degree education, 8-12 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 102,000
US$ 109,336

(12/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 24 Jul 2012

      

High School education, 12-16 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 65,000
US$ 69,675

(11/55) PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION LEAD


 Posted: 16 Apr 2012

      

Masters Degree education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 135,000
US$ 144,709

(10/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 03 Apr 2012

      

Masters Degree education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 100,000
US$ 107,192

(9/55) PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


 Posted: 27 Mar 2012

      

Bachelors Degree education, 2-4 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 63,870
US$ 68,464

(8/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 22 Mar 2012

      

Some College education, 16-20 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 80,000
US$ 85,754

(7/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 12 Mar 2012

      

Bachelors Degree education, 2-4 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 70,000
US$ 75,035

(6/55) SOCIAL WORKER


 Posted: 23 Dec 2011

      

Masters Degree education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 100,000
US$ 101,531

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(5/55) SOCIAL WORKER


 Posted: 15 Dec 2011

      

Bachelors Degree education, 8-12 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 66,000
US$ 67,011

(4/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 06 Oct 2011

      

Bachelors Degree education, 4-8 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 50,000
US$ 50,766

(3/55) PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION


 Posted: 01 Oct 2011

      

Some College education, 8-12 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 35,420
US$ 35,962

(2/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 06 Sep 2011

      

Bachelors Degree education, 1-2 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 59,600
US$ 60,513

(1/55) OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 21 Jul 2011

      

Bachelors Degree education, 16-20 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 84,500
US$ 85,794

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  SURVEY BY LEVELS   PUBLIC SECTOR   AUSTRALIA

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Salary levels Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles (frequency)
175K US$ 146,000 AU$ 173,500
02
165K US$ 143,234 AU$ 160,000
01
135K US$ 115,594 AU$ 133,090
03
105K US$ 99,786 AU$ 101,500
04
125K US$ 99,507 AU$ 122,877
07
115K US$ 92,455 AU$ 112,466
03
95K US$ 81,828 AU$ 90,000
02
85K US$ 74,732 AU$ 82,500
07
75K US$ 67,275 AU$ 74,460
07
65K US$ 58,707 AU$ 64,501
10
55K US$ 49,824 AU$ 54,320
05
45K US$ 37,846 AU$ 45,000
02
35K US$ 35,962 AU$ 35,420
01
25K US$ 25,782 AU$ 28,800
01

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  SURVEY BY GENDER   PUBLIC SECTOR   AUSTRALIA

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Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
Male US$ 84,029 AU$ 97,014 32
Female US$ 70,348 AU$ 79,964 17
N/A US$ 66,929 AU$ 65,920 06

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  SURVEY BY EDUCATION   PUBLIC SECTOR   AUSTRALIA

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Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
Doctorate Degree US$ 83,782 AU$ 93,666 03
Masters Degree US$ 90,504 AU$ 103,618 14
Bachelors Degree US$ 76,737 AU$ 87,915 26
Some College US$ 62,333 AU$ 64,812 07
High School US$ 67,300 AU$ 77,641 05

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  SURVEY BY EXPERIENCE   PUBLIC SECTOR   AUSTRALIA

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Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
20+ Years US$ 103,155 AU$ 118,267 17
16-20 Years US$ 84,210 AU$ 89,500 03
12-16 Years US$ 75,420 AU$ 80,000 04
8-12 Years US$ 67,277 AU$ 76,515 12
4-8 Years US$ 78,358 AU$ 90,045 06
2-4 Years US$ 55,924 AU$ 61,589 06
1-2 Years US$ 57,749 AU$ 67,701 04
0-1 Year US$ 44,816 AU$ 53,841 03

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  SURVEY BY AGES   PUBLIC SECTOR   AUSTRALIA

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Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
57-62 US$ 103,702 AU$ 115,250 04
51-56 US$ 96,507 AU$ 108,192 08
45-50 US$ 94,470 AU$ 107,818 11
39-44 US$ 65,350 AU$ 73,000 01
33-38 US$ 70,430 AU$ 85,747 12
27-32 US$ 59,109 AU$ 65,494 10
22-26 US$ 52,396 AU$ 64,796 03
N/A US$ 66,929 AU$ 65,920 06

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  SURVEY BY CAREERS   PUBLIC SECTOR   AUSTRALIA

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# Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
1. Public Relations Manager US$ 143,234 AU$ 160,000 01
2. Public Administration Lead US$ 107,387 AU$ 115,250 04
3. Other Public Sector Career US$ 78,782 AU$ 89,817 32
4. Public Administration US$ 70,342 AU$ 82,761 12
5. Social Worker US$ 64,544 AU$ 68,454 05
6. Public Relations US$ 25,782 AU$ 28,800 01

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  SURVEY BY WORK   PUBLIC SECTOR   AUSTRALIA

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Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
Permanent US$ 82,327 AU$ 93,215 46
Contract US$ 48,569 AU$ 59,250 04
Part Time US$ 61,021 AU$ 66,893 05

  SURVEY BY CITIES   PUBLIC SECTOR   AUSTRALIA

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# Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
1. Sydney Public Sector US$ 93,438 AU$ 109,787 09
2. Darwin Public Sector US$ 97,608 AU$ 109,000 03
3. Newcastle Public Sector US$ 90,687 AU$ 104,750 02
4. Adelaide Public Sector US$ 85,807 AU$ 101,222 03
5. Canberra Public Sector US$ 75,545 AU$ 92,821 12
6. Gold Coast Public Sector US$ 71,753 AU$ 78,750 02
7. Melbourne Public Sector US$ 74,273 AU$ 78,733 11
8. Perth Public Sector US$ 73,796 AU$ 75,200 03
9. Brisbane Public Sector US$ 64,315 AU$ 68,439 07

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  SURVEY BY COUNTRIES    PUBLIC SECTOR

# Average GROSS Salary (USD) Average GROSS Salary   Salary profiles
1. Australia Australia US$ 77,935 AU$ 88,352 55
2. Germany Germany Public Sector US$ 77,058 EUR 61,106 15
3. Hong Kong Hong Kong Public Sector US$ 74,477 HKD 577,557 08
4. United States United States Public Sector US$ 69,729 US$ 69,729 428
5. Singapore Singapore Public Sector US$ 63,337 SGD 81,801 32
6. New Zealand New Zealand Public Sector US$ 55,533 NZ$ 70,851 22
7. United Kingdom United Kingdom Public Sector US$ 53,293 GBP 34,853 81
8. Mexico Mexico Public Sector US$ 26,136 MXN 505,390 05
9. Malaysia Malaysia Public Sector US$ 22,635 MYR 83,190 34
10. Indonesia Indonesia Public Sector US$ 11,865 IDR 136,807,577 23

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