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Hays Australia Salary Guide 2022-2023

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What you can expect in Hays Salary Guide

Australia is currently facing a skills shortage at a level unmatched in our 46 years in recruitment. The Reserve Bank of Australia has reported unemployment at 4% with a prediction it will fall to the 3.5% in 2023, the lowest level in 50 years.

Despite this tight labour market, 63% of employers are looking to increase their permanent staff levels, meaning those looking for the next step in their career are in an ideal situation. However, jobseekers should remember, expectations should be coupled with business realities and therefore the full value exchange of any role should be considered.

This current environment offers an opportunity for us to come together to define a new equation in the world of work.

In the Hays Salary Guide you’ll discover:

  • Typical salaries for over a thousand jobs
  • Salary and pay rise benchmarks  
  • Market trends and recommendations 
  • Attraction and retention strategies
  • Hiring trends and insights​
 

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Key findings from Hays 2022-2023 Salary Guide

 

State of the market

The Australian economy appears set for a strong 12 months. Businesses are optimistic and predict both economic and employment growth. However, talent shortages are hindering operations and growth.
 

77%


61%


of employers expect business activity to increase in the year ahead
of employers intend to increase permanent staff levels in FY22/23
 

91%


58%


of employers are experiencing a skills shortage
of employers reported an increase of staff turnover

 


Redefining the employer and employee relationship

It’s now time for employees to consider what they want from their employers beyond just a paycheck. How can you set your working relationship up for success including building a lasting relationship with your direct manager, taking advantage of learning opportunities on offer and making new, cross functional team connections to deliver outcomes effectively?
 
  • You – the VIP customer: Take control of your career by seeking opportunities for growth. Start by building a strong relationship with your boss.
  • Lifelong learning the new standard: How continuous upskilling can be embedded into our daily routines to ensure we’re skilled for the future
  • Mastering change: The point at which we must move beyond just adapting to change and start mastering it

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Try our Salary Comparison Tool

The Hays Salary Checker provides you with quick access to salaries for your specific job role in your location. Covering thousands of jobs in 28 different industries and sectors, and further customised geographically by 11 different regions across Australia. Our Australian salary comparison tool provides instant insights on pay and salary benchmarking for your exact job and location.

 

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About Hays Salary Guide

The annual Hays Salary Guide remains the definitive snapshot of salaries, workforce and recruiting trends for more than 1,250 jobs across the region. Our 2022-2023 Salary Guide offers an overview of Australian industries and typical salaries at this point in time by job category and location.
 
The Hays Salary Guide 2022-2023 for Australia allows hiring managers, business leaders, jobseekers and employees to benchmark average salaries and recruiting trends across a variety of different industries ranging from accountancy & finance to banking, construction, architecture, IT and many more.
 

How you can use the Hays Salary Guide Australia

You can use our Salary Guide to benchmark your salary and ensure you’re getting paid fairly and competitively. Salary benchmarking will give you an understanding of the average salary in Australia for your role and how your current employer's salaries compare, which can be useful when determining your next career move.
 

Calculate how your salary compares to industry benchmarks

If you would like to gain a better understanding of the average salary in Australia for your role, and how certain salaries compare to others in the same industry, you can perform a salary check today. Our Salary Checker compares the highest, typical and lowest salaries for your position. So, whether you are interested in the typical lawyer salary, engineer salary, accountant salary or architect salary, to name only a few, you can select from thousands of roles to benchmark the average Australian income for your job.

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Employer insights

In our 2022-2023 Hays Salary Guide survey, 91% of employers said they are experiencing a skills shortage, and 83% report that this will hinder the growth and operations of their organisation.
 

Industry salary guides

For further in-depth salary insights by industry, explore our industry and partner salary guides such as our Technology Salary Guide or CIPS Procurement Salary Guide.
 

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