The Aussie Corporate

Graduate Salary Guide*

June 2024

*Based on anecdotal community feedback.
Salaries have not been verified.

What's this about?
Whilst most peoples' pay may not necessarily be keeping up with inflation these days, grad salaries are still as competitive as ever. We received over 700 submissions from our community covering ~150 companies and firms in corporate Australia across the biggest and most competitive industries in the graduate market.

The salary survey is based on salaries quoted for the "Start of 2024" cohort.

All salaries are quoted as base salaries (i.e. not the package), including superannuation. For a better picture of the remuneration package, make sure to look at the "bonus" columns (e.g. guaranteed performances bonuses, sign on bonuses etc).

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NB: Duplicate roles (where salaries are identical) have generally been removed with the exception of the larger professional services firms (such as the Big 4 accounting firms and banks). All amounts are denominated in AUD.
Highlights
  • Surveyed graduate salaries ranged from ~$50,000 to ~$188,000.
  • Majority of companies did not give sign-on bonuses, which was very common for graduates during the COVID period.
  • In law and finance, graduate salaries are typically uniform within the cohort.
  • In law, PLT is typically paid for by the firm. 
  • In Big 4, there can be discrepancies depending on team, previous work experience, number of degrees etc.
  • Geographical differences between cities were common with Sydney being the obvious city dishing out the leading salaries.
^Reference to "highest" only relates to companies submitted in unverified survey
Breakdown
CompanyCityClassicationSpecific TeamBase Salary (inc. Super)Sign on bonusPerformance bonus?Remarks
AccentureMelbourneProfessional ServicesAdvisory/Research143,83510,00010% of base salary if KPIs are met-
Acciona ConstructionMelbourneConstructionData Science89,200NoUp to 7.5% of base salary. Unlikely to receive as a graduate.-
Advanced Navigation SydneyEngineeringEngineering99,235NoYes -
AECOMSydneyEngineeringEngineering Consulting76,000No--
Akuna CapitalSydneyFinanceSoftware Engineering156,100NoApprox 30,000-
Allen & OveryPerthLawLegal115,000No--
AllensBrisbaneLawLegal92,000NoNo-
AllensSydneyLawLegal100,500No-$5,800 + PLT covered
AllensMelbourneLawLegal95,500NoNoPLT covered (approx $12,000)
AllensPerthLawLegal95,500No--
Altman SolonSydneyProfessional ServicesConsulting117,07520,00015,000-
Alvarez & MarsalSydneyProfessional ServicesConsulting100,00010,00020,000 (based on performance and utilisation)-
Alvarez & MarsalMelbourneProfessional ServicesManagement Consulting100,00020,000Yes, depends on performance -
AmazonSydneyRetail / TechMarketing111,00010k paid over the first year. 45k shares over 4 years--
Andreyev LawyersAdelaideLawLegal75,000No--
ANZBrisbaneFinanceInstitutional Banking & Markets81,674No2.5%-
ANZMelbourneFinanceInstitutional Banking & Markets86,970No--
ANZMelbourneFinanceTechnology73,250No--
APA GroupBrisbaneEnergyMarketing90,000No--
APRAMelbourneGovernment-85,000No--
ArcadisMelbourneEngineering-79,000No--
Arnold Bloch LeiblerMelbourneLawLegal102,000No--
Arnold Thomas & BeckerMelbourneLaw-72,475NoNo-
ArupMelbourneEngineeringEngineering Consulting74,000NoYes, 170 shares = $6800 + $2254 in other extras (insurances, annual leave loading, super extras)-
AshurstBrisbaneLawLegal102,000No--
AshurstSydneyLawLegal112,000NoNoPLT paid
AshurstMelbourneLawLegal106,000No--
AshurstCanberraLawLegal101,000NoNo-
ASICSydneyLaw-84,559NoNo-
ATO / Australian Tax OfficeCanberraTaxMarketing81,292No--
Auditor-General’s Department of South Australia AdelaideAuditAudit74,214No--
AureconMelbourneEngineeringConsulting75,000No--
Aurora Energy ResearchSydneyEnergyAdvisory/Research85,298NoYes, up to 10%-
Azure CapitalPerthFinanceM&A120,420NoApprox. 50%-
BAE Systems AustraliaAdelaideEngineeringBusiness Development77,300No--
BainMelbourneConsultingManagement Consulting100,35020,00011%$50/night (when working til 8pm) dinner allowance, $140/month phone/internet allowance, $780 one off WFH allowance, BUPA health insurance
Baker McKenzieMelbourneLawLegal100,000NoNo-
Bank of America / BoFaSydneyFinanceInvestment Banking187,320USD 10,000.00--
Bank of America / BoFaSydneyFinanceFinancial Markets and Treasury111,500No--
BarrenjoeySydneyFinanceInvestment Banking160,0002,500Yes-
BDOBrisbaneProfessional Services-67,000No--
BDOPerthProfessional ServicesTax65,0002,000No-
BDOAdelaideProfessional ServicesAudit60,000No--
Bell PotterMelbourneFinance-60,000No--
Boston Consulting Group / BCGMelbourneConsulting-108,71320,000c.7%-
Chubb InsuranceSydneyInsurance-83,625NoNo-
CitiSydneyFinanceSales & Trading160,000NoYes - likely 50-60k AUD-
Clayton UtzBrisbaneLawLegal93,000No--
Clayton UtzSydneyLawLegal102,000No$2000 after each 6 month rotation with 3 rotations total-
Clayton UtzMelbourneLawLegal97,000No--
Clayton UtzCanberraLawLegal94,000No--
Clayton UtzPerthLawLegal97,000No--
Clifford ChanceSydneyLawLegal104,000No--
Clyde & CoSydneyLawLegal107,500No--
Clyde & CoMelbourneLawLegal85,000No--
Colin Biggers PaisleySydneyLawLegal83,000No--
Commonwealth Bank of Australia / CBASydneyFinanceInstitutional Banking & Markets96,000NoYes-
Commonwealth Bank of Australia / CBASydneyFinanceTechnology86,970NoUp to 10% of base-
Commonwealth Bank of Australia / CBASydneyFinanceRetail Banking Services Commercial Stream81,395No10%-
Commonwealth Bank of Australia / CBASydneyFinanceCommodities and Global Markets89,000NoYes-
Commonwealth Superannuation CorporationCanberraGovernmentData Science90,000No--
Corrs Chambers WestgarthBrisbaneLawLegal93,000NoYes - 10% of salary if exceed 10% billable target (same for 15 and 20%).-
Corrs Chambers WestgarthSydneyLawLegal105,000YesYes, 15%-20% on billable targets-
Corrs Chambers WestgarthMelbourneLawLegal100,000No--
Corrs Chambers WestgarthPerthLawLegal100,000No--
Crown Law QLDBrisbaneLawLegal100,350No--
DeloitteBrisbaneProfessional ServicesConsulting72,000Yes--
DeloitteBrisbaneProfessional ServicesFinancial Advisory70,000No--
DeloitteBrisbaneProfessional ServicesRisk Advisory70,0001,000No-
DeloitteBrisbaneProfessional ServicesM&A65,000Yes--
DeloitteBrisbaneProfessional ServicesMonitor Deloitte - Strategy Consulting72,0002,000No-
DeloitteSydneyProfessional ServicesTax and Legal70,000No--
DeloitteSydneyProfessional ServicesAudit68,000No--
DeloitteSydneyProfessional ServicesData & Analytics80,000No--
DeloitteSydneyProfessional ServicesConsulting73,000No--
DeloitteSydneyProfessional ServicesTechnology Consulting72,000No--
DeloitteSydneyProfessional ServicesRisk Advisory67,500No--
DeloitteSydneyProfessional ServicesActuarial Consulting78,000NoYes, 10%-
DeloitteSydneyProfessional ServicesCybersecurity50,175No--
DeloitteSydneyProfessional ServicesHR Technology72,000NoNo-
DeloitteSydneyProfessional ServicesClimate and Sustainability Consulting72,000No--
DeloitteMelbourneProfessional ServicesBusiness Consulting71,0003,000--
DeloitteMelbourneProfessional ServicesData & Analytics72,000No--
DeloitteMelbourneProfessional ServicesConsulting72,000---
DeloitteMelbourneProfessional ServicesFinancial Advisory70,000No--
DeloitteMelbourneProfessional ServicesTechnology Consulting72,000No--
DeloitteMelbourneProfessional ServicesData Science78,050No--
DeloitteMelbourneProfessional ServicesDigital Strategy and Design72,000No--
DeloitteMelbourneProfessional ServicesPeople Advisory Services72,000No--
DeloitteMelbourneProfessional ServicesCloud72,000Yes--
DeloitteMelbourneProfessional ServicesEconomics70,000NoNo-
DeloitteMelbourneProfessional ServicesClimate and Sustainability Consulting72,000No--
DeloitteCanberraProfessional ServicesConsulting72,000No--
DeloitteCanberraProfessional ServicesInfrastructure and Capital Projects70,000No--
DeloittePerthProfessional ServicesConsulting65,000No--
DeloittePerthProfessional ServicesFinancial Advisory70,000NoNo-
DeloitteAdelaideProfessional ServicesRisk Advisory63,000No--
DeloitteAdelaideProfessional ServicesCybersecurity65,000No--
DentonsMelbourneLawLegal85,000No-PLT covered
Department of DefenceCanberraGovernmentData & Analytics98,029No--
Department of DefenceCanberraGovernmentFinance76,000No--
Department of Environment, Land, Water and PlanningMelbourneGovernment-69,130No--
Department of Environment, Land, Water and PlanningCanberraGovernment-83,088No--
Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeCanberraGovernment-83,625NoNo-
Department of Premier and Cabinet (QLD)BrisbaneGovernment-81,000No--
DeutscheSydneyFinanceInvestment Banking151,640No34,000-
DiageoSydneyRetailMarketing83,625No10-15%-
DLA PiperSydneyLawLegal103,000No-
Eclipse TradingSydneyFinanceTrading111,500No50-100%-
Evans and Partners SydneyFinanceWealth Management80,000NoQuarterly bonus -
EYBrisbaneProfessional ServicesAudit67,000No--
EYBrisbaneProfessional ServicesEnterprise Risk68,000No--
EYBrisbaneProfessional ServicesEnvironmental67,500NoNo-
EYSydneyProfessional ServicesStrategy & Transactions70,000No--
EYSydneyProfessional ServicesConsulting70,000NoNo-
EYSydneyProfessional ServicesTax72,0002,000--
EYSydneyProfessional ServicesAssurance68,500No--
EYSydneyProfessional ServicesAssurance78,050No--
EYSydneyProfessional ServicesPeople Advisory Services70,000NoNo-
EYSydneyProfessional ServicesPeople Advisory Services78,050No--
EYSydneyProfessional ServicesActuarial Consulting97,000No--
EYSydneyProfessional ServicesGlobal Delivery Services98,000No--
EYSydneyProfessional ServicesClimate Change and Sustainability Services70,000No--
EYMelbourneProfessional ServicesStrategy & Transactions69,000NoNo-
EYMelbourneProfessional ServicesLegal80,000No--
EYMelbourneProfessional ServicesConsulting70,000No--
EYMelbourneProfessional ServicesAssurance70,000NoNo-
EYMelbourneProfessional ServicesPeople Advisory Services70,000Nono-
EYMelbourneProfessional ServicesPrivate Clients68,500No--
EYCanberraProfessional ServicesConsulting70,000No--
EYCanberraProfessional ServicesEnterprise Risk70,000No--
EYPerthProfessional ServicesBusiness Consulting69,000No--
EYPerthProfessional ServicesReal Estate70,000No--
EYAdelaideProfessional ServicesAssurance64,000No--
EY Port Jackson PartnersSydneyConsultingConsulting100,000No--
Federal Court of AustraliaBrisbaneGovernmentLegal89,200No--
First SentierSydneyFinance-83,625No--
FreshoMelbourneTech-59,94010,000 shares--
FTI ConsultingSydneyConsultingRestructuring74,000NoApprox 5-10%-
GadensBrisbaneLawCorporate Operations88,000No--
GadensSydneyLawLegal95,000NoNo-
GadensMelbourneLawTax87,000No--
GHDBrisbaneEngineeringAsset Management83,625NoNo-
GHDSydneyEngineeringEngineering84,000No--
Gilbert + TobinSydneyLawLegal115,000No--
Gilbert + TobinMelbourneLawLegal115,000No--
Grant ThorntonBrisbaneProfessional ServicesAudit67,000NoNo-
Grant ThorntonSydneyEngineeringAudit68,000No--
Grant ThorntonSydneyEngineeringTax67,000No--
Grant ThorntonMelbourneEngineeringAudit67,000NoOnly for getting a merit in CA-
Hall & WilcoxBrisbaneLawLegal84,000No-Includes 20 days of study leave to assist with completing PLT
Hall & WilcoxSydneyLawLegal88,000NoYes -
Hall & WilcoxNewcastle LawLegal80,000No-PLT covered
Herbert Smith FreehillsSydneyLawLegal108,000No--
Herbert Smith FreehillsMelbourneLawLegal103,000No--
Herbert Smith FreehillsPerthLawLegal103,000No--
HFWPerthLawLegal98,000No--
HHG LegalPerthLawLegal60,000No--
Hicksons LawyersSydneyLawLegal80,000No--
Hicksons LawyersNewcastle LawLegal85,000NoNo -
HLB Mann JuddSydneyProfessional Services-65,000No--
HoneywellMelbourneTechCommercial90,000No--
HWL EbsworthBrisbaneLawLegal82,000No--
HWL EbsworthSydneyLawLegal84,000NoNoPLT covered
HWL EbsworthMelbourneLawLegal83,000No--
IAGSydneyInsuranceTechnology78,000No--
IAGSydneyInsuranceActuarial84,000No10%-
IMC TradingSydneyFinanceSoftware Engineering125,00025,000--
J.P. Morgan / JPM / JP MorganSydneyFinanceSales & Trading167,250No10-30%-
JacobsMelbourneEngineeringConsulting83,625No--
JardenSydneyFinanceInvestment Banking139,375NoYes, $43k guaranteed + discretionary bonus-
JLL / Jones Lang LaSelleSydneyPropertyCapital Markets70,000No--
John HollandSydneyEngineeringCivil Engineering88,000No--
John HollandMelbourneEngineeringCivil Engineering92,000NoNo-
Johnson Winter Slattery / JWSBrisbaneLawLegal88,000No--
Johnson Winter Slattery / JWSSydneyLawLegal100,000No--
Johnson Winter Slattery / JWSMelbourneLawLegal95,000No-Salary increase after following admission from 1 Jan 2025
K&L GatesMelbourneLawLegal88,000No--
KearneySydneyConsulting-111,50015,000Yes-
King & Wood MallesonsBrisbaneLawLegal94,000NoYes6 monthly pay bumps during 18 month grad program.
King & Wood MallesonsSydneyLawLegal105,000No--
King & Wood MallesonsMelbourneLawLegal99,000No-Get a 10% raise (approx) once admitted
King & Wood MallesonsPerthLawLegal96,000NoNo-
KPMGBrisbaneProfessional ServicesAudit65,000Yes--
KPMGBrisbaneProfessional ServicesConsulting67,000Yes--
KPMGBrisbaneProfessional ServicesAccounting67,500No--
KPMGSydneyProfessional ServicesAudit68,0001,000--
KPMGSydneyProfessional ServicesConsulting69,0001,000--
KPMGSydneyProfessional ServicesCorporate Tax68,000NoNo-
KPMGSydneyProfessional ServicesEngineering Consulting74,500No--
KPMGSydneyProfessional ServicesRisk Consulting69,0001,000No-
KPMGMelbourneProfessional ServicesLegal85,000No--
KPMGMelbourneProfessional ServicesAudit68,5001,000No-
KPMGMelbourneProfessional ServicesFinancial Services Audit66,0001,000No-
KPMGMelbourneProfessional ServicesData & Analytics73,000---
KPMGMelbourneProfessional ServicesTechnology Consulting73,0002,000No-
KPMGMelbourneProfessional ServicesCorporate Tax69,000No--
KPMGMelbourneProfessional ServicesRisk Consulting69,0001,000--
KPMGMelbourneProfessional ServicesESG69,0001,000--
KPMGCanberraProfessional ServicesFinancial Advisory69,0002,000--
KPMGCanberraProfessional ServicesCustomer and Operations69,0002,000No-
KPMGPerthProfessional ServicesManagement Consulting78,0502,000--
KPMGAdelaideProfessional ServicesTax63,000No--
L.E.K. Consulting / LEKSydneyConsultingConsulting100,00015,000~10% of base-
L.E.K. Consulting / LEKMelbourneConsultingConsulting100,00015,000--
L’OréalMelbourneRetail-78,050NoAbility to receive the worldwide profit share bonus in Feb the following year, pending performance of total market, capped at 3.5 weeks pay (pro rata’d for probationary period of 6 months)-
Lander & RogersSydneyLawLegal95,000No--
LavanPerthLawLegal88,000No--
LegalVision SydneyLawLegal70,000No--
LeidosMelbourneEngineeringEngineering86,000No--
LendleaseSydneyProperty-89,200No--
LendleaseMelbournePropertyDevelopment Management89,402No--
LonsecSydneyFinanceOperations70,000No--
Macquarie BankSydneyFinanceRisk Management85,000NoYes, 5-10% of salary dependent on performance-
Macquarie BankSydneyFinanceData & Analytics100,3505,000Yes-
Macquarie BankSydneyFinanceBusiness Banking80,000NoYes-
Macquarie BankSydneyFinanceCredit80,000NoYes-
Macquarie BankSydneyFinanceBanking and Financial Services90,000No--
Macquarie BankSydneyFinanceCOG90,000No--
Macquarie BankSydneyFinanceCOG75,000NoYes-
Macquarie BankSydneyFinanceTreasury and Capital Markets90,0002,0005,000-
Macquarie BankSydneyFinanceCybersecurity90,000NoYes-
Macquarie BankSydneyFinanceMIRA105,000NoYes-
Macquarie BankSydneyFinanceCorporate Operations77,500NoYes -
Macquarie BankSydneyFinanceAccounting80,000NoPotentially $1k before tax-
Macquarie CapitalSydneyFinanceInvestment Banking186,000No--
Macquarie CapitalMelbourneFinanceInvestment Banking186,000NoPotentially ~30%-
MaddocksMelbourneLawLegal97,000NoNo-
Mastercard Data and ServicesSydneyFinance-94,775No10% (not capped)~$5000/year Health Insurance
Maurice Blackburn LawyersMelbourneLaw-90,300NoYes$400 wellbeing allowance
McCabesSydneyLaw-83,000No--
McGrathNicolSydneyProfessional ServicesRestructuring70,000No--
McKenzie Group ConsultingBrisbaneConsultingEngineering, Assets, and Project Delivery100,350No--
Mills OakleySydneyLawLegal100,000No--
Mills OakleyMelbourneLawLegal100,000No--
MinterEllisonBrisbaneLawLegal93,000No--
MinterEllisonSydneyLawLegal100,000No--
MinterEllisonMelbourneLawLegal98,000No--
MinterEllisonPerthLawLegal98,000No--
MLC Life InsuranceSydneyInsuranceActuarial85,000No10%-
MorgansMelbourneFinanceFinancial Advisory66,900No--
NABSydneyFinanceBusiness Banking80,000NoNo-
NABMelbourneFinancePersonal Banking79,000No--
Navantia SydneyEngineeringEngineering83,625No--
NestleSydneyRetailMarketing84,740No5%-
Norton Rose FulbrightSydneyLawLegal104,000No--
Norton Rose FulbrightMelbourneLawLegal100,000NoNo-
Norton Rose FulbrightPerthLawLegal98,500No--
Nous GroupSydneyConsultingBusiness Consulting76,378No22%$500 WFH allowance
NSW Department of EducationSydneyGovernmentLegal88,121No--
Oliver WymanSydneyConsultingManagement Consulting133,00010,000--
OptiverSydneyFinanceTrading139,37550,000160,000-
OptusSydneyTelecommunicationsData Science98,120No10%-
OptusSydneyTelecommunicationsTechnology93,660No--
OretaSydneyTechCybersecurity78,050No--
Partners in PerformanceSydneyConsultingManagement Consulting101,00015,00015%-
PerpetualSydneyFinanceBusiness Consulting75,000No--
PKFMelbourneProfessional Services-60,000NoNo-
PwCBrisbaneProfessional ServicesFinancial Advisory74,468No--
PwCSydneyProfessional ServicesTax and Legal79,000No--
PwCSydneyProfessional ServicesAudit71,000No--
PwCSydneyProfessional ServicesData & Analytics74,000No1,000-
PwCSydneyProfessional ServicesFinancial Advisory76,000No--
PwCSydneyProfessional ServicesTechnology Consulting76,000NoYes$500 annual wellness benefit + $60 monthly phone bill subsidy
PwCSydneyProfessional ServicesCorporate Tax73,000NoNo-
PwCSydneyProfessional ServicesAssurance71,000No--
PwCMelbourneProfessional ServicesLegal90,000No--
PwCMelbourneProfessional ServicesConsulting74,000No--
PwCMelbourneProfessional ServicesTax78,000NoYes, 5% after 6 months-
PwCMelbourneProfessional ServicesDeals Advisory74,000NoYes-
PwCMelbourneProfessional ServicesAssurance71,000No1.5%-
PwCMelbourneProfessional ServicesInternational Tax and Transfer Pricing74,000No--
PwCMelbourneProfessional ServicesCloud76,000No--
PwCPerthProfessional ServicesTax and Legal77,000No--
PwCPerthProfessional ServicesRisk Consulting72,00010,000--
PwCNewcastle Professional ServicesAudit63,500No--
QantasSydneyAviationFinance73,000NoNoRelocation assistance of $500
QantasSydneyAviationPilot75,820NoNo-
Queensland Department of Child SafetyBrisbaneGovernmentLegal78,050NoNo-
Queensland Government, Department of Premier and CabinetBrisbaneGovernment-81,000No--
RabobankSydneyFinanceOperations75,000NoYes-
RACVMelbourneAutomobileDigital Strategy and Design74,000No--
RBCSydneyFinanceInvestment Banking186,000NoYes -
REA GroupMelbournePropertySoftware Engineering83,625No10%-
Robert WaltersSydneyRecruitment-61,325NoNo-
RPVMelbourneGovernmentEngineering, Assets, and Project Delivery83,157NoNo-
SalesforceSydneyTechSales & Trading88,643No26,000-
Scyne AdvisoryCanberraProfessional ServicesBusiness Consulting76,000NoYes-
Scyne AdvisoryCanberraProfessional ServicesAssurance69,000No--
ShellBrisbaneOil and GasEngineering128,22511,50015-30%-
Solve LegalSydneyLawLegal83,625NoYes-
StantecMelbourneEngineeringEngineering Consulting77,000NoNo -
Steinepreis PaganinMelbourneLawCommercial82,500No--
Steinepreis PaganinPerthLawLegal82,500No--
StocklandSydneyProperty-73,000NoYes, up to 5%-
Suncorp BankSydneyFinance-73,400No--
Talbot SayerBrisbaneLawLegal85,000No~15% to 25%-
TelstraSydneyTelecommunications-73,000No3-6%-
TeslaMelbourneAutomobileEngineering89,200$20,000 USD of restricted stock units--
ThalesMelbourneAerospace-94,775NoNo-
Thomson GeerBrisbaneLawOther88,000No--
Thomson GeerMelbourneLawLegal93,000NoNo-
UBSSydneyFinanceInvestment Banking95,000No--
UBSMelbourneFinanceInvestment Banking161,675NoYes-
VanguardMelbourneFinanceFunds Management95,000NoYes-
VentiaSydneyInfrastructure71,000No--
VivCourtSydneyFinanceTrading144,950No50%-
Westpac BrisbaneFinance-75,990No--
Westpac SydneyFinance-83,625No--
Westpac PerthFinanceBusiness Banking83,000No--
White & CaseSydneyLawLegal115,000No--
White & CaseMelbourneLaw-115,000NoNo-
Whitehaven CoalGunnedah MiningEngineering105,000No--
William BuckSydneyProfessional ServicesTax60,000No--
Wotton + KearneySydneyLawLegal87,500No-PLT covered
Wotton + KearneyPerthLawLegal87,500No--
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