A person working as a Human Resources Officer in Australia typically earns around 54,200 AUD per year. Salaries range from 24,900 AUD (lowest) to 86,100 AUD (highest).
This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Human Resources Officer salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.
Human Resources Officer salaries in Australia range from 24,900 AUD per year (minimum salary) to 86,100 AUD per year (maximum salary).
The median salary is 58,500 AUD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working as Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 58,500 AUD while the other half are earning more than 58,500 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 Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 37,500 AUD while 75% of them are earning more than 37,500 AUD. Also from the diagram, 75% of Human Resources Officer(s) are earning less than 78,100 AUD while 25% are earning more than 78,100 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 Human Resources Officer salaries by experience level and this is what we found.
A Human Resources Officer with less than two years of experience makes approximately 28,300 AUD per year.
While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 37,800 AUD per year, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.
Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 55,800 AUD per year, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.
Additionally, Human Resources Officer(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 68,100 AUD per year, 22% 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 74,200 AUD per year, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.
Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 80,300 AUD per year, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.
|0 - 2 Years|
|2 - 5 Years||+34%|
|5 - 10 Years||+48%|
|10 - 15 Years||+22%|
|15 - 20 Years||+9%|
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 Human Resources Officer salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.
When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of a Human Resources Officer is 32,900 AUD per year.
While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 63,500 AUD per year, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.
|Certificate or Diploma|
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Human Resources Officer employees in Australia earn 7% more than their female counterparts on average.
Human Resources Officer(s) in Australia are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 16 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 2020. 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 Human Resources Officer 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.
66% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 34% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% 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 Human Resources Officer is 37% less than that of Human Resources. Also, Human Resources salaries are 5% less than those of All Jobs.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Benefits Administrator||59,100 AUD||+9%|
|Benefits Analyst||71,700 AUD||+32%|
|Benefits Manager||123,000 AUD||+130%|
|Chief People Officer||153,000 AUD||+180%|
|Compensation Analyst||73,600 AUD||+36%|
|Compensation and Benefits Manager||127,000 AUD||+130%|
|Compensation and Benefits Officer||48,100 AUD||-11%|
|Compensation Manager||126,000 AUD||+130%|
|Corporate Director of Human Resources||148,000 AUD||+170%|
|Corporate Trainer||71,200 AUD||+31%|
|Employee Benefits Administrator||84,900 AUD||+57%|
|Employee Communications Manager||101,000 AUD||+86%|
|Employee Development Specialist||97,600 AUD||+80%|
|Employee Engagement Specialist||96,700 AUD||+79%|
|Employee Health and Wellness Administrator||91,100 AUD||+68%|
|Employee Performance Specialist||73,800 AUD||+36%|
|Employee Relations Manager||105,000 AUD||+94%|
|Employee Relations Practitioner||105,000 AUD||+94%|
|Employee Services Manager||106,000 AUD||+96%|
|Employment Advice Worker||49,900 AUD||-8%|
|Employment Interviewer||70,400 AUD||+30%|
|Employment Service Specialist||58,800 AUD||+9%|
|Employment Services Coordinator||69,600 AUD||+28%|
|Enrollment Counselor||92,000 AUD||+70%|
|Equal Opportunity Representative||72,800 AUD||+34%|
|Executive Human Capital Management||146,000 AUD||+170%|
|Executive Recruiter||104,000 AUD||+92%|
|Expatriate Administration Manager||108,000 AUD||+99%|
|Expatriate Administration Supervisor||67,400 AUD||+24%|
|Global Mobility Manager||127,000 AUD||+130%|
|Health Benefits Coordinator||60,900 AUD||+12%|
|HRIS Analyst||52,700 AUD||-3%|
|HRIS Manager||86,800 AUD||+60%|
|HRIS Supervisor||50,600 AUD||-7%|
|Human Resources Administration Specialist||56,000 AUD||+3%|
|Human Resources Administrator||61,800 AUD||+14%|
|Human Resources Advisor||96,900 AUD||+79%|
|Human Resources Analyst||83,400 AUD||+54%|
|Human Resources Assessor||55,800 AUD||+3%|
|Human Resources Assistant Manager||112,000 AUD||+110%|
|Human Resources Associate||41,600 AUD||-23%|
|Human Resources Consultant||117,000 AUD||+120%|
|Human Resources Data Analytics Manager||83,500 AUD||+54%|
|Human Resources Generalist||77,900 AUD||+44%|
|Human Resources Manager||142,000 AUD||+160%|
|Human Resources Officer||54,200 AUD||+0%|
|Human Resources Representative||55,900 AUD||+3%|
|Human Resources Section Head||93,500 AUD||+73%|
|Human Resources Superintendent||53,000 AUD||-2%|
|Human Resources Training Executive||103,000 AUD||+90%|
|Industrial Organizational Psychologist||128,000 AUD||+140%|
|Job Evaluation Specialist||96,900 AUD||+79%|
|Labor Relations Director||120,000 AUD||+120%|
|Labor Relations Manager||122,000 AUD||+130%|
|Labor Relations Specialist||52,800 AUD||-3%|
|Learning and Development Manager||130,000 AUD||+140%|
|Occupational Health and Safety Officer||54,500 AUD||+1%|
|Organizational Development Consultant||109,000 AUD||+100%|
|Organizational Development Manager||122,000 AUD||+130%|
|Organizational Development Specialist||65,000 AUD||+20%|
|Payroll Assistant||48,700 AUD||-10%|
|Payroll Supervisor||57,600 AUD||+6%|
|People Development Officer||76,500 AUD||+41%|
|Personnel Officer||41,800 AUD||-23%|
|Records Clerk||37,500 AUD||-31%|
|Records Manager||62,000 AUD||+14%|
|Recruiting Coordinator||54,200 AUD||+0%|
|Recruiting Manager||140,000 AUD||+160%|
|Recruitment Consultant||104,000 AUD||+92%|
|Recruitment Officer||53,400 AUD||-1%|
|Recruitment Supervisor||88,100 AUD||+63%|
|Research Associate||47,100 AUD||-13%|
|SAP Resource Manager||110,000 AUD||+100%|
|Talent Acquisition Specialist||79,800 AUD||+47%|
|Talent Management Officer||66,000 AUD||+22%|
|Training and Development Section Head||106,000 AUD||+96%|
|Training Executive||114,000 AUD||+110%|
|Training Officer||50,400 AUD||-7%|
|Gold Coast-Tweed||56,700 AUD|
|Sunshine Coast||54,300 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.