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2017 Project & Change Management Salary Guide

2017 roject & change management salary guide

22-02-2017
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Our 2017 Salary Guide offers key recruitment insights within Project & Change Management, covering permanent salaries and contract rates across the Australian market. 

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Contents:

Project & Change Management Salaries | Project & Change Management Contract Rates

Commentary on Project & Change Management Roles and Remuneration in Australia for 2017

* All salaries quoted exclude superannuation 

Project & Change Management Salaries 

Role Annual Salary
Project Manager (Projects $2m - $5m) $130,000 - $150,000
Senior Project Manager (Projects $5m - $10m) $150,000 - $180,000
Program Manager $180,000 - $220,000
Senior Program Manager $210,000 - $260,000
Manager (Black Belt) $140,000 - $180,000
Lead Manager (Senior / Master Black Belt) $190,000 - $210,000
Change Analyst $110,000 - $125,000
Change Manager $130,000 - $150,000
Senior Change Manager $160,000 - $190,000
Head of Change $190,000 - $250,000
Scrum Master $130,000 - $150,000
Agile Coach $160,000 - $180,000
Business Process Analyst $110,000 - $130,000
Business Analyst Manager $160,000 - $180,000
Lead Business Analyst $140,000 - $160,000 
Senior Business Analyst $120,000 - $150,000
Business Analyst $80,000 - $120,000

Project & Change Management Contract Rates

Role Daily Rate
Project Manager (Projects $2m - $5m) $800 - $950
Senior Project Manager (Projects $5m - $10m) $900 - $1,100
Programme Manager $1,100 - $1,300
Senior Programme Manager $1,200 - $1,500
Manager (Black Belt) $800 - $950
Lead Manager (Senior / Master Black Belt) $1,000 - $1,400
Change Analyst $550 - $700
Change Manager $750 - $950
Senior Change Manager $950 - $1,200
Head of Change $1,300 - $1,800
Agile Coach $1000 - $1400
Process Analyst $600 - $750
Business Process Analyst $600 - $750
Business Analyst Manager $1000 - $1100
Lead Business Analyst $900 - $1000
Senior Business Analyst $700 - $900
Business Analyst $600 - $700
BA - Agile $700 - $900

Commentary on Project & Change Management Roles and Remuneration in Australia for 2017

Last year the Projects and Change space saw a huge demand for Agile candidates across all levels.  Agile candidates were increasingly hired on contract basis to meet immediate demand within a variety of projects as we continues to see the term ‘Agile’ spread from IT and software companies out to the banks, globals and multinationals.   This was coupled with the continued need for candidates with a Lean Six Sigma background, or experience within Digital Transformation, candidates who could provide all this were in high demand.

Things carry over very similarly to this coming year, where the key roles in demand are still Agile Deliver Consultants, Agile Coaches, Change Managers and Mid-level Project Managers, and indeed any candidates across all levels with Lean Six-Sigma qualifications.

We have had to manage a surprising challenge this year as a follow on from last year’s heavily contract focused recruitment, as the market is now saturated with candidates familiar with contracting, daily rates and the flexibility that allows them, we have seen an increased demand for permanent or fixed term contract hires, in a now tough environment to find them.
With the market conditions being tighter for a number of our clients, the money being spent on large, company-wide transformation projects is being more tightly controlled. At the same time, all companies are looking at becoming more customer-centric, digital, or cost-efficient and need to run transformation projects to help them achieve this.

Regulatory requirements in the Financial services space is continuing to drive project spend and resources requirements, often on a temporary basis, so it is here we see the consistent contract recruitment carry through from last year. Because of this we are seeing a surprising push towards getting more candidates on a fixed term contract rate rather than a daily rate, obviously as a reaction to cost-cutting initiatives whilst still not needing the investment of a permanent hire.

Projects can almost be considered an anomaly bucking the current gender equality trend that leans towards favouring and up-skilling women. We have actually seen a slightly higher percentage of females in change management positions although when you look at the most senior levels of leadership this would not be the case.  Across all other role types, there tends to be a fairly even split between males and females. 

Agile experience will continue to be the main skill set in demand across Projects and Change this year, as it is certainly in global demand, and is advantageous in allowing candidates with this specific experience to move freely between international roles. We have first-hand experience with candidates from the UK, North and South America and Asia all successfully relocating this year.

Salaries are looking to remain fairly stagnant across the Projects and Change space; however for the skill sets in demand, such as Agile Delivery and Change management, candidates can expect an increased daily rate. 

Additional certifications or qualifications in Agile/Scrum or Lean Six Sigma are recommended to those looking to take the next step, although it is still vital to couple this with the hands-on experience that is most highly regarded.  Institutes like the PMI and CMI are often very helpful when deciding on the right course for you.

 

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