PUBLIC SECTOR SALARY IN AUSTRALIA

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Average gross salary for Public Sector GROSS SALARY
AU$ 87,583
Average gorss salary (USD) for Public Sector GROSS SALARY (USD)
US$ 75,770
Average net salary for Public Sector NET SALARY
AU$ 63,920
The most typical salary for Public Sector MOST TYPICAL GROSS
AU$ 64,092
  Updated: 10 Aug 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 27%
  Salary entries: 64

Public Sector Earnings in Australia

Average salary for Public Sector in Australia is AU$ 87,583.

Average take home earning is AU$ 63,920 (Net).

The most typical salary is AU$ 64,092 (Gross).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
9 % AU$ 133,090
20 % AU$ 122,877
27 % AU$ 113,100
55 % AU$ 82,187
84 % AU$ 64,092
92 % AU$ 54,320
95 % AU$ 45,000
Career Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Public Administration AU$ 78,542 US$ 65,978 15
Social Worker AU$ 73,711 US$ 66,901 06
Public Administration Lead AU$ 111,200 US$ 99,073 05
Public Relations Manager AU$ 160,000 US$ 143,234 01
Public Relations AU$ 28,800 US$ 25,782 01
City Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Sydney AU$ 104,853 US$ 86,698 13
Melbourne AU$ 75,082 US$ 69,504 13
Canberra AU$ 92,821 US$ 75,545 12
Brisbane AU$ 72,509 US$ 65,022 08
Adelaide AU$ 90,916 US$ 74,747 04
Darwin AU$ 109,000 US$ 97,608 03
Perth AU$ 75,200 US$ 73,796 03
Newcastle AU$ 104,750 US$ 90,687 02
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  SALARY BY LEVEL   PUBLIC SECTOR   AUSTRALIA

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
175K US$ 146,000 AU$ 173,500
02
165K US$ 143,234 AU$ 160,000
01
135K US$ 115,594 AU$ 133,090
03
125K US$ 99,507 AU$ 122,877
07
115K US$ 91,963 AU$ 113,100
04
105K US$ 91,300 AU$ 101,166
06
95K US$ 75,072 AU$ 91,250
04
85K US$ 73,259 AU$ 82,187
08
75K US$ 66,242 AU$ 74,527
08
65K US$ 57,149 AU$ 64,092
11
55K US$ 49,824 AU$ 54,320
05
45K US$ 37,846 AU$ 45,000
02
35K US$ 29,784 AU$ 32,710
02
25K US$ 25,782 AU$ 28,800
01

  SALARY BY GENDER   PUBLIC SECTOR   AUSTRALIA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 81,007 AU$ 94,595 36
Women US$ 69,612 AU$ 82,017 22
N/A US$ 66,929 AU$ 65,920 06

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   PUBLIC SECTOR   AUSTRALIA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 83,782 AU$ 93,666 03
Masters Degree US$ 84,253 AU$ 97,685 17
Bachelors Degree US$ 75,847 AU$ 89,090 31
Some College US$ 59,737 AU$ 64,211 08
High School US$ 67,300 AU$ 77,641 05

Public Sector workers holding Masters Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in Australia. With an earned Masters Degree, they grosses AU$ 97,685. While Public Sector workers with Some College education earn the least, with an average gross income of AU$ 64,211. This is 41.04% lower of what Masters Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   PUBLIC SECTOR   AUSTRALIA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 101,796 AU$ 117,252 18
16-20 Years US$ 76,323 AU$ 88,900 05
12-16 Years US$ 78,434 AU$ 87,000 05
8-12 Years US$ 65,131 AU$ 75,585 14
4-8 Years US$ 78,358 AU$ 90,045 06
2-4 Years US$ 55,086 AU$ 64,948 09
1-2 Years US$ 57,749 AU$ 67,701 04
0-1 Year US$ 44,816 AU$ 53,841 03

Public Sector workers in Australia with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 20+ Years of experience earn a gross average of AU$ 117,252 compared to AU$ 53,841 for their counterparts with 0-1 Year of experience. The difference between workers with 20+ Years of experience and 0-1 Year is 127.14%.


  SALARY BY AGE   PUBLIC SECTOR   AUSTRALIA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
57-62 US$ 103,702 AU$ 115,250 04
51-56 US$ 92,341 AU$ 104,504 09
45-50 US$ 93,154 AU$ 107,166 12
39-44 US$ 75,270 AU$ 96,333 03
33-38 US$ 69,566 AU$ 85,998 14
27-32 US$ 54,688 AU$ 62,078 12
22-26 US$ 57,001 AU$ 71,097 04
N/A US$ 66,929 AU$ 65,920 06
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  SALARY BY CAREER   PUBLIC SECTOR   AUSTRALIA

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Public Relations Manager US$ 143,234 AU$ 160,000 01
2. Public Administration Lead US$ 99,073 AU$ 111,200 05
3. Other Public Sector Career US$ 77,607 AU$ 90,004 36
4. Public Administration US$ 65,978 AU$ 78,542 15
5. Social Worker US$ 66,901 AU$ 73,711 06
6. Public Relations US$ 25,782 AU$ 28,800 01

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In Australia economy, Public Relations Manager is on the top list of highest earners, earning an average gross salary of AU$ 160,000. Public Administration Lead and Other Public Sector Career follow, earning AU$ 111,200 and AU$ 90,004, respectively. Public Relations earn a gross annual average of AU$ 28,800, while Public Administration earn AU$ 78,542. The gap between the lowest and the highest paid careers is 455.56%.


  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   PUBLIC SECTOR   AUSTRALIA

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 81,355 AU$ 93,277 50
Contract US$ 50,235 AU$ 62,428 07
Part Time US$ 61,419 AU$ 72,066 07
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  SALARY BY CITY   PUBLIC SECTOR   AUSTRALIA

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Darwin Public Sector in Darwin US$ 97,608 AU$ 109,000 03
2. Sydney Public Sector in Sydney US$ 86,698 AU$ 104,853 13
3. Newcastle Public Sector in Newcastle US$ 90,687 AU$ 104,750 02
4. Canberra Public Sector in Canberra US$ 75,545 AU$ 92,821 12
5. Adelaide Public Sector in Adelaide US$ 74,747 AU$ 90,916 04
6. Gold Coast Public Sector in Gold Coast US$ 71,753 AU$ 78,750 02
7. Perth Public Sector in Perth US$ 73,796 AU$ 75,200 03
8. Melbourne Public Sector in Melbourne US$ 69,504 AU$ 75,082 13
9. Brisbane Public Sector in Brisbane US$ 65,022 AU$ 72,509 08

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    PUBLIC SECTOR

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Australia Australia US$ 75,770 AU$ 87,583 64
2. Hong Kong Hong Kong Public Sector in Hong Kong US$ 74,477 HKD 577,557 08
3. Germany Germany Public Sector in Germany US$ 72,927 EUR 58,777 18
4. United States United States Public Sector US$ 71,026 US$ 71,026 452
5. Singapore Singapore Public Sector in Singapore US$ 61,775 SGD 80,030 35
6. New Zealand New Zealand Public Sector in New Zealand US$ 55,034 NZ$ 71,628 25
7. United Kingdom United Kingdom Public Sector in United Kingdom US$ 52,247 GBP 34,574 90
8. Mexico Mexico Public Sector in Mexico US$ 26,136 MXN 505,390 05
9. Malaysia Malaysia Public Sector in Malaysia US$ 22,898 MYR 85,193 38
10. Indonesia Indonesia Public Sector in Indonesia US$ 11,488 IDR 136,091,938 28

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(24/24)  SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER


 Posted: 10 Aug 2020

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Project management, corporate governance, research, event coordination."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 101,000
US$ 69,972


(23/24)  DENTAL ASSISTANT


 Posted: 11 Jul 2020

Some College, 8-12 years: "Chairside and administration."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 60,000
US$ 41,567


(22/24)  EVENT COORDINATOR


 Posted: 01 Feb 2020

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Planning, microsoft office,."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 95,000
US$ 65,815


(21/24)  TRANSPORT PLANNER


 Posted: 22 Nov 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Urban planner who supports in the designing of public transportation systems."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 90,000
US$ 70,816


(20/24)  POLICY ANALYST


 Posted: 07 Nov 2019

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Coming up with policy papers, recommendations etc."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 80,000
US$ 62,948


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(19/24)  POLICY WRITER


 Posted: 04 Nov 2019

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Writing Policy and Policy templates."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 30,000
US$ 23,605


(18/24)  TOWN PLANNER


 Posted: 15 Sep 2019

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Responsible for the assessment of development applications and the provision of specialist town planning and development control advice to team members, the public and applicants."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 115,000
US$ 90,487


(17/24)  SOCIAL WORKER


 Posted: 20 Jul 2019

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


(16/24)  PROJECT MANAGER


 Posted: 19 Jun 2019

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Coordination, oversight OS based team, reporting, recruiting, budgeting, logistics."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 75,000
US$ 59,013


(15/24)  SOCIAL WORKER


 Posted: 12 May 2019

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Child protection."
Individual GROSS salary:
AU$ 100,000
US$ 78,684


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(14/24)  EDITORIAL OFFICER


 Posted: 09 May 2019

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


(13/24)  DIRECTOR COMPENSATION


 Posted: 05 Apr 2019

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


(12/24)  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


(11/24)  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


(10/24)  PROJECT MANAGER


 Posted: 18 Nov 2018

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


(9/24)  PAROLE OFFICER


 Posted: 05 Nov 2018

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


(8/24)  PROJECT MANAGER


 Posted: 03 Oct 2018

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


(7/24)  PROJECT COORDINATOR


 Posted: 24 Aug 2018

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


(6/24)  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


(5/24)  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


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(4/24)  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


(3/24)  EXECUTIVE OFFICER


 Posted: 12 Oct 2017

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


(2/24)  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


(1/24)  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


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