In 2019, AIRAH conducted a comprehensive analysis of salaries in the Australian HVAC&R industry. It is the first of its kind and has been conducted for HVAC&R professionals and practitioners across the sector.
- In total, 491 industry professionals from every state and territory completed the survey
- Half of those surveyed have a gross annual base salary of $100,000 or more
- Over 10% of survey participants earn $150,000 or more
- The state with the highest proportion of respondents with a gross annual base salary of $100,000 or more is Western Australia (58.34%) ahead of Victoria (51.31%) and Queensland (50.95%)
- Just over 60% of those surveyed say there will be an increase in their pay and benefits over next year
- Western Australia is the state that is most negative about the possibility of increase in pay and benefits over the next year – 50% say it will “decrease” or “no change”
- Victoria is the state least likely to be negative on pay and benefits over next 12 months – just 30% say it will “decrease” or “no change”
- Just over half (56%) of survey participants describe their own economic prospects over the next 12 months as “excellent” or “good”
- Just 9% say their economic prospects are “poor” or “very poor”.
Find the results of the survey below, exclusive to AIRAH members. The initial findings were released as a six-page spread in Ecolibrium
, November 2019.
This survey will be released to the public in January 2020.
For more information on the salary survey, listen to the December 2019 episode of our AIRAH on Air podcast
, featuring further insights into the findings with survey analysists Dr David Iacuone and Leigh Funston, as well as AIRAH’s CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH.
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The 2019 AIRAH HVAC&R Salary Survey
This year AIRAH conducted a comprehensive analysis of salaries in the Australian HVAC&R industry.
In total, 491 industry professionals from every state and territory completed the survey.
Most responses were received from NSW (151 responses), Victoria (113) and Queensland (104).
“The data in this report provides a comparative analysis of the survey responses provided by all participants,” says Dr David Iacuone, who conducted the analysis on behalf of AIRAH.
“The data analysis also includes, where relevant, state-versus-state ‘weighted average’ figures to allow effective comparison of the survey findings.”
Please note that where the number of survey participants in a state or territory is less than 50, we have not included the weighted average data because the survey sample size in those states/ territories is insufficient to provide an effective comparison.