The Hays 19/20 Salary Guide

Bronwyn Scott
June 18, 2019

When I was in Wellington last week, I headed along to the Hays Salary Guide launch for some insights on the labour force, career progression, and what both employers and employees are wanting out of their roles.
If this is something that interests you, I highly recommend downloading the report and/or heading along to the launch events.

What is the Hays Salary Guide?

The annual Hays Salary Guide remains the definitive snapshot of salaries for more than 1,000 positions across Australia and New Zealand. As part of our guide we offer a thorough market overview charting salary policy, recruitment trends, diversity, and the economic outlook.  (From
You can download a copy of the report here.

My key takeaways from the report

  • Salary has returned to the top priority position for workers
  • Flexibility, health insurance, professional development and other non-financial benefits are not only considered less important, but flexibility in particular is considered a normal thing to expect with a role
  • Over half of the workforce are planning on asking for a wage increase in the coming 12 months, but most don’t expect to be successful.  This outcome will help lead to about one third of our workforce changing roles, up from the usual ~25%.

Have you read the report?  What are your thoughts?  My ex-colleague Mel attended last years’ launch and had some interesting insights around career progression, with a data focus, of course.
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