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Fitness / Hair / Beauty Average Salaries in Australia 2020

How much money does a person working in Fitness / Hair / Beauty make in Australia?


Average Yearly Salary
74,900 AUD
( 6,240 AUD monthly)

LOW
27,000
AUD
AVERAGE
74,900
AUD
HIGH
135,000
AUD

A person working in Fitness / Hair / Beauty in Australia typically earns around 74,900 AUD per year. Salaries range from 27,000 AUD (lowest average) to 135,000 AUD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Fitness / Hair / Beauty careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Aromatherapist104,000 AUD
Art Therapist73,200 AUD
Assistant Spa Manager79,100 AUD
Beauty Advisor74,500 AUD
Beauty Educator85,300 AUD
Beauty Shop Coordinator49,400 AUD
Beauty Supply Manager122,000 AUD
Beauty Therapist74,700 AUD
Cosmetic Sales40,000 AUD
Cosmetologist65,000 AUD
Day Spa Manager139,000 AUD
Esthetician32,200 AUD
Fitness and Wellness Coordinator77,500 AUD
Fitness Instructor50,300 AUD
Hair Replacement Specialist112,000 AUD
Hair Stylist41,300 AUD
Health Coach93,400 AUD
Massage Therapist56,600 AUD
Masseur43,900 AUD
Natural Remedy Consultant103,000 AUD
Naturopath and Acupuncturist42,100 AUD
Occupational Therapist61,700 AUD
Occupational Therapy Assistant43,000 AUD
Physical Therapy Attendant41,800 AUD
Recreational Therapist54,600 AUD
Salon Assistant42,900 AUD
Salon Manager119,000 AUD
Spa Manager135,000 AUD
Spa Supervisor109,000 AUD
Sport and Recreation Manager133,000 AUD
Tattoo Artist36,300 AUD
Weight Loss Consultant122,000 AUD
Yoga Instructor84,600 AUD

Fitness / Hair / Beauty Jobs Salary Distribution in Australia

Median and salary distribution yearly Australia Fitness / Hair / Beauty
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Fitness / Hair / Beauty salaries in Australia range from 27,000 AUD per year (minimum average salary) to 135,000 AUD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 80,900 AUD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Fitness / Hair / Beauty are earning less than 80,900 AUD while the other half are earning more than 80,900 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 people working in Fitness / Hair / Beauty are earning less than 48,600 AUD while 75% of them are earning more than 48,600 AUD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Fitness / Hair / Beauty are earning less than 117,000 AUD while 25% are earning more than 117,000 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

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.


Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

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.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.


Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.


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 37,900 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 this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Fitness / Hair / Beauty Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly Australia Fitness / Hair / Beauty
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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 employees in Australia who work in Fitness / Hair / Beauty earn 8% more than their female counterparts on average.

Female
71,900 AUD
Male+8%
77,900 AUD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Australia for all Careers

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Fitness / Hair / Beauty Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Australia

How much are annual salary increments in Australia for Fitness / Hair / Beauty professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Fitness / Hair / Beauty

Fitness / Hair / Beauty professionals in Australia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Australia Fitness / Hair / Beauty
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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 2019

Banking
4%
Energy
8%
Information Technology
3%
Healthcare
7%
Travel
2%
Construction
6%
Education
1%

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Australia for the year 2019. 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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Fitness / Hair / Beauty Bonus and Incentive Rates in Australia

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Australia Fitness / Hair / Beauty
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Fitness / Hair / Beauty is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field 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.

42% of surveyed staff in Fitness / Hair / Beauty reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 58% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 2% to 7% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
58%
No Bonus
42%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries yearly Australia
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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
88,700 AUD
Public Sector+5%
93,100 AUD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Fitness / Hair / Beauty Hourly Average Wage in Australia


36 AUD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Australia is 36 AUD. This means that the average person in Australia earns approximately 36 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.

Fitness / Hair / Beauty VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Fitness / Hair / Beauty and Fitness / Hair / Beauty yearly Australia
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The average salary for Fitness / Hair / Beauty is 18% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Adelaide82,600 AUD
Brisbane85,700 AUD
Canberra-Queanbeyan79,600 AUD
Gold Coast-Tweed81,100 AUD
Gosford73,300 AUD
Melbourne87,200 AUD
Newcastle77,900 AUD
Perth84,100 AUD
Sunshine Coast76,500 AUD
Sydney88,700 AUD
Wollongong74,800 AUD
74000 - 2

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