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Program Coordinator Average Salary in Australia 2022

How much money does a Program Coordinator make in Australia?

Average Yearly Salary
67,100 AUD
( 5,590 AUD monthly)


A person working as a Program Coordinator in Australia typically earns around 67,100 AUD per year. Salaries range from 33,600 AUD (lowest) to 104,000 AUD (highest).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Program Coordinator salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Program Coordinator Salary Distribution in Australia

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Program Coordinator salaries in Australia range from 33,600 AUD per year (minimum salary) to 104,000 AUD per year (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 67,100 AUD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Program Coordinator(s) are earning less than 67,100 AUD while the other half are earning more than 67,100 AUD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Program Coordinator(s) are earning less than 45,300 AUD while 75% of them are earning more than 45,300 AUD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Program Coordinator(s) are earning less than 85,600 AUD while 25% are earning more than 85,600 AUD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Program Coordinator Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Program Coordinator salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

A Program Coordinator with less than two years of experience makes approximately 40,300 AUD per year.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 53,300 AUD per year, 32% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 71,300 AUD per year, 34% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Program Coordinator(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 85,000 AUD per year, 19% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 91,700 AUD per year, 8% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 98,400 AUD per year, 7% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Program Coordinator average salary change by experience in Australia

0 - 2 Years
40,300 AUD
2 - 5 Years+32%
53,300 AUD
5 - 10 Years+34%
71,300 AUD
10 - 15 Years+19%
85,000 AUD
15 - 20 Years+8%
91,700 AUD
20+ Years+7%
98,400 AUD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Program Coordinator Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Program Coordinator(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Program Coordinator salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is High School, the average salary of a Program Coordinator is 50,500 AUD per year.

While someone with a Certificate or Diploma gets a salary of 57,500 AUD per year, 14% more than someone having a High School degree.

A Bachelor's Degree gets its holder an average salary of 78,000 AUD per year, 36% more than someone with a Certificate or Diploma.

Professionals who hold a Master's Degree are rewarded with an average salary of 98,400 AUD per year, 26% more than someone with Bachelor's Degree.

Program Coordinator average salary difference by education level in Australia

High School
50,500 AUD
Certificate or Diploma+14%
57,500 AUD
Bachelor's Degree+36%
78,000 AUD
Master's Degree+26%
98,400 AUD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Australia costs anywhere from 37,800 Australian Dollar(s) to 114,000 Australian Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Program Coordinator Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Program Coordinator employees in Australia earn 4% more than their female counterparts on average.

68,600 AUD
65,600 AUD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Australia for all Careers

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Program Coordinator Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Australia

How much are annual salary increments in Australia for Program Coordinator(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator(s) in Australia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 18 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Australia / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Australia is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Australia for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Program Coordinator Bonus and Incentive Rates in Australia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Australia Program Coordinator
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A Program Coordinator is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

69% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 31% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Program Coordinator Average Hourly Wage in Australia

32 AUD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Australia is 32 AUD. This means that the average Program Coordinator in Australia earns approximately 32 AUD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Program Coordinator VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Program Coordinator and Administration / Reception / Secretarial yearly Australia
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The average salary for Program Coordinator is 25% more than that of Administration / Reception / Secretarial. Also, Administration / Reception / Secretarial salaries are 41% less than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Accreditation Specialist107,000 AUD+59%
Administrative Aide37,100 AUD-45%
Administrative Analyst70,500 AUD+5%
Administrative Assistant50,000 AUD-26%
Administrative Associate48,800 AUD-27%
Administrative Manager76,800 AUD+14%
Administrative Receptionist43,100 AUD-36%
Board Secretary46,300 AUD-31%
Central Office Operator47,800 AUD-29%
Clerk33,700 AUD-50%
Commercial Administrator68,600 AUD+2%
Commissions Processor57,400 AUD-14%
Conveyancing Secretary43,000 AUD-36%
Document Controller39,700 AUD-41%
Document Management Specialist60,300 AUD-10%
Executive Assistant53,900 AUD-20%
Executive Personal Assistant60,200 AUD-10%
Executive Secretary49,500 AUD-26%
Front Desk Attendant44,500 AUD-34%
Front Desk Coordinator58,800 AUD-12%
Front Desk Manager73,200 AUD+9%
Group Services Manager126,000 AUD+88%
Head Receptionist57,100 AUD-15%
Key Account Assistant53,900 AUD-20%
Keyboard and Data Entry Operator31,600 AUD-53%
Leasing Administrator56,500 AUD-16%
Legal Secretary48,700 AUD-27%
Librarian59,800 AUD-11%
Mailroom Manager54,500 AUD-19%
Management Support Secretary48,000 AUD-28%
Master Programme Coordinator93,900 AUD+40%
Medical Receptionist51,600 AUD-23%
Meeting and Event Assistant55,900 AUD-17%
Meeting and Event Manager112,000 AUD+67%
Night Manager73,300 AUD+9%
Office Administrator76,300 AUD+14%
Office Assistant33,800 AUD-50%
Office Manager80,400 AUD+20%
Office Services Coordinator62,300 AUD-7%
Operations Analyst97,500 AUD+45%
Operations Manager128,000 AUD+91%
Personal Assistant47,800 AUD-29%
Planning Assistant56,900 AUD-15%
Process Expert69,000 AUD+3%
Program Coordinator67,100 AUD-0%
Programme Assistant58,100 AUD-13%
Project Administrator77,600 AUD+16%
Project Coordinator103,000 AUD+53%
Reception Team Lead57,500 AUD-14%
Receptionist46,100 AUD-31%
Records Officer40,700 AUD-39%
Schedule Officer31,800 AUD-53%
School Secretary46,600 AUD-31%
Secretary43,800 AUD-35%
Switchboard Operator40,000 AUD-40%
Technical Program Manager111,000 AUD+65%
Technical Project Manager116,000 AUD+73%
Typist38,600 AUD-42%
Wayleave Officer33,900 AUD-49%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Adelaide71,300 AUD
Brisbane68,600 AUD
Canberra-Queanbeyan66,400 AUD
Gold Coast-Tweed69,200 AUD
Gosford59,000 AUD
Melbourne70,700 AUD
Newcastle65,700 AUD
Perth66,500 AUD
Sunshine Coast62,300 AUD
Sydney72,800 AUD
Wollongong61,600 AUD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Australia earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
88,600 AUD
Public Sector+5%
93,000 AUD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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