The Salary you can expect in Australia will be a big factor in your decision to move to Australia. Generally salaries in Australia are 10-20% less than in your home country – however this very much depends on supply and demand in the area you wish to find work. It is also widely accepted that the cost of living in Australia is substantially less with lower household bills and far cheaper fruit, vegetables and meat grown locally and in abundance.
It is also worth noting that on 7th September 2009 senator Chris Evans, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, announced a requirement that temporary skilled overseas workers are paid market salary rates. This will ensure that subclass 457 visa holders are on the same wages and conditions of employment as those provided to an Australian worker undertaking the same role in the workplace. Employers have until January 2010 to comply or face large fines.
To get the best idea of the salary you can expect in Australia visit our job portal to search the 60,000 job listings across Australia. You can also access the online community and find information from people working in your industry in Australia.
The following table shows the outlook for key professions in Australia. It shows the projected demand for the occupation and the salary you can expect in Australia. This information will vary considerably from state to state and will depend heavily on your skills, qualifications and level of experience.
The table shows the average salary level of key professions in Australia compared to salaries in the UK. This information has been collected over the last 12 months. Certain Key professions which were recently in demand in Australia have commanded far greater salaries than here in the UK. This includes Construction, engineering, HR and Recruitment and IT and telecoms. Overall salaries in Australia are perceived to be slightly lower than here in the UK.
The graph below shows average salary rates in healthcare professions between Australia and the UK. Healthcare salaries in Australia will vary between every state and territory and between sectors (private, public and aged care).
For sponsored nurses there is a minimum flat rate of $45,000 plus enhancements for length of experience, shift work and 9% pension.
To get the best idea of the salary you can expect in Australia visit our Job Portal to search the 60,000 job listings across Australia. You can also access the online community and find information from people working in your industry in Australia.