Incomes rise in industry
DESPITE low wage growth across Australia in the past year, the travel industry has bucked the trend and reported pay increases in Travel Daily’s annual salaries and employment survey.
Conducted by Stollznow research last month, data from almost 1,200 respondents showed the industry’s average total remuneration - comprising salary & bonus - rose by 2% over 2016 levels to reach $72,003.
Higher bonuses were achieved in 2017, with a 22% jump in industry average over 2016 figures to sit at $5,301.
Sectors where respondents reported income sitting above average included corporate, MICE, hotels & resorts as well as cruise and aviation.
The results also showed a continuation of the gap in pay between women and men.
Despite 73% of respondents being female in the survey, their total average income was about $21,000 less than their male counterparts.
The differences were most stark in the cruise, wholesale and aviation sectors.
Job satisfaction was also measured utilising the Net Promoter Score (NPS) with respondents generally optimistic about their workplace and employment conditions, though 54% said they were not actively looking for a new job but would take one if offered.