WALGA Salary and Workforce Survey 2017/18

The WALGA Salary and Workforce Survey 2017/18 is a comprehensive survey of Local Government workforce, remuneration, benefits and human resource management information. The Salary and Workforce Survey provides valuable data and insights for Local Governments in workforce planning, structuring remuneration and HR management. Subscribers to the survey receive a written report and access to an online portal with more customised results and additional resources.

WALGA has published a remuneration survey for over 20 years to assist Local Governments in designing and implementing salary structures and to help guide strategic workforce planning. Following a review of the survey in 2016, in consultation with the sector, the WALGA Salary and Workforce Survey 2017/18 has been proudly compiled in conjunction with SalaryOne, to produce an expanded data set available to subscribers in two fresh formats.

Click here to download the brochure.  

PDF Report

Some key features of the WALGA Salary and Workforce Survey report include:
  1. Exclusive for WA and NT Local Governments.
  2. Current remuneration data for 2018/19 budget planning.
  3. Base salary and total remuneration data for 144 unique positions.
  4. Enterprise agreement pay rises.
  5. Organisation priorities for people and culture.
  6. Workforce data by employment type, age, occupation, diversity and gender.
  7. Industry trends for leave, superannuation, terminations and 30 types of allowances and benefits.
  8. Industry trends in human resource management.
  9. Increased privacy, while retaining some pay transparency.

Online Portal 

In conjunction with SalaryOne, WALGA is excited to provide Local Governments who subscribe to the survey report, access to an online portal for full salary data and workforce resources. 

The online portal has a number of features not included in the written PDF report, including:
  • salary data search of over 3000 Local Government salaries
  • your survey results ranked against industry benchmarks (for survey participants)
  • position task descriptors
  • additional data tables and charts, and 
  • online remuneration calculator.

Confidentiality - access to the online portal within each Local Government is limited to nominated user logins. This will ensure that key individuals in Executive and Human Resources roles can access comparative data at the required level of detail, without public disclosure of individual data.

To access the portal, please click here

Executive Summary

An Executive Summary is available to Local Governments free of charge. The Summary includes a snapshot of the information that has been collected and presented in the report and the online portal. 

To view the Executive Summary, click here.