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 salaries in Australia range from 33,600 AUD per year (minimum salary) to 104,000 AUD per year (maximum 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+32%|
|5 - 10 Years||+34%|
|10 - 15 Years||+19%|
|15 - 20 Years||+8%|
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.
|Certificate or Diploma||+14%|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Accreditation Specialist||107,000 AUD||+59%|
|Administrative Aide||37,100 AUD||-45%|
|Administrative Analyst||70,500 AUD||+5%|
|Administrative Assistant||50,000 AUD||-26%|
|Administrative Associate||48,800 AUD||-27%|
|Administrative Manager||76,800 AUD||+14%|
|Administrative Receptionist||43,100 AUD||-36%|
|Board Secretary||46,300 AUD||-31%|
|Central Office Operator||47,800 AUD||-29%|
|Commercial Administrator||68,600 AUD||+2%|
|Commissions Processor||57,400 AUD||-14%|
|Conveyancing Secretary||43,000 AUD||-36%|
|Document Controller||39,700 AUD||-41%|
|Document Management Specialist||60,300 AUD||-10%|
|Executive Assistant||53,900 AUD||-20%|
|Executive Personal Assistant||60,200 AUD||-10%|
|Executive Secretary||49,500 AUD||-26%|
|Front Desk Attendant||44,500 AUD||-34%|
|Front Desk Coordinator||58,800 AUD||-12%|
|Front Desk Manager||73,200 AUD||+9%|
|Group Services Manager||126,000 AUD||+88%|
|Head Receptionist||57,100 AUD||-15%|
|Key Account Assistant||53,900 AUD||-20%|
|Keyboard and Data Entry Operator||31,600 AUD||-53%|
|Leasing Administrator||56,500 AUD||-16%|
|Legal Secretary||48,700 AUD||-27%|
|Mailroom Manager||54,500 AUD||-19%|
|Management Support Secretary||48,000 AUD||-28%|
|Master Programme Coordinator||93,900 AUD||+40%|
|Medical Receptionist||51,600 AUD||-23%|
|Meeting and Event Assistant||55,900 AUD||-17%|
|Meeting and Event Manager||112,000 AUD||+67%|
|Night Manager||73,300 AUD||+9%|
|Office Administrator||76,300 AUD||+14%|
|Office Assistant||33,800 AUD||-50%|
|Office Manager||80,400 AUD||+20%|
|Office Services Coordinator||62,300 AUD||-7%|
|Operations Analyst||97,500 AUD||+45%|
|Operations Manager||128,000 AUD||+91%|
|Personal Assistant||47,800 AUD||-29%|
|Planning Assistant||56,900 AUD||-15%|
|Process Expert||69,000 AUD||+3%|
|Program Coordinator||67,100 AUD||-0%|
|Programme Assistant||58,100 AUD||-13%|
|Project Administrator||77,600 AUD||+16%|
|Project Coordinator||103,000 AUD||+53%|
|Reception Team Lead||57,500 AUD||-14%|
|Records Officer||40,700 AUD||-39%|
|Schedule Officer||31,800 AUD||-53%|
|School Secretary||46,600 AUD||-31%|
|Switchboard Operator||40,000 AUD||-40%|
|Technical Program Manager||111,000 AUD||+65%|
|Technical Project Manager||116,000 AUD||+73%|
|Wayleave Officer||33,900 AUD||-49%|
|Gold Coast-Tweed||69,200 AUD|
|Sunshine Coast||62,300 AUD|
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.