In some fields, a common interview question can be “what salary are you expecting to receive for this role?” To avoid any disappointment, it pays to keep an eye on salary trends and salary scales attached to your chosen profession. You never know – you might be pleasantly surprised!
Here are a few ways to find out your monetary value.
- Use Seek or other online jobs boards and keep looking at related jobs and the salaries they attract.
- For median graduate salaries, go to Graduate Opportunities.
- Access our Career Guides and read the section on ‘Salary Information’. These Guides are updated annually.
- Have a look at Payscale. This handy site provides salary rates across a wide variety of professions and at various levels – from graduate or entry level, to more senior roles.
- For Government scales in a variety of sectors, including health and education, look at jobs that are Levels 2, 3 and 4. These are the levels that graduates are likely to be employed in, dependent upon experience etc. Government wages can differ slightly across States. If you are thinking of jobs in the Eastern States or the Northern Territory, access the relevant government jobs boards e.g. New South Wales.
- For some extra insight into your field, spend a worthwhile hour and have a go at our Labour Market module Know my Industry. Simply login to access Careers Illuminate, which will take you to all of our online modules.