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Salary and wage information for personal assistants is compiled regularly by analysis of Australian jobs advertised in major publications. Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.

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The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations Code (ANZSCO) for personal assistants is 521111.

Job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are personal assistant, PA, junior personal assistant and senior personal assistant.

This occupation is currently not on the Australian Skilled Occupation List or on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List.

The average weekly total cash earnings in mid-2012 for personal assistants were $1,106, giving an approximate annual income of $58,000.*

Personal Assistant Salaries / Wages in 2012 – 2013

Job Title Salary / Wage $ Location
Personal Assistant to Director 80,000 – 85,000 Sydney
Personal Assistant 70,000 – 75,000 Sydney
Team Assistant/ Personal Assistant 52,000 – 62,000 Sydney
Personal Assistant $30 – $35 per hour Sydney
Personal Assistant / Office Manager 55,000 – 60,000 Melbourne
Personal Assistant 35,000 – 40,000 Melbourne
Personal Assistant to Office Director 60,000 – 70,000 ACT
Personal Assistant $24 per hour Brisbane
Personal Assistant to Chief Operations Officer 50,000 – 55,000 Brisbane
Personal Assistant / Office Administrator 45,000 – 55,000 Adelaide
Personal Assistant 50,000 Perth
Personal Assistant to GM 65,000 – 70,000 Perth

*Source: ABS

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