In­comes rise in in­dus­try

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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.

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