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Hi guys,

I had a few questions about Salary in IT. I read in another thread that you are asked what salary is expected and you are required to know approximate range to quote correctly:

Could you please answer the below questions:

1} For an IT guy in Business Intelligence with about 5 years experience, what would be the correct salary range to quote ?

2} For 1 year contract jobs, suppose the ad says 500 $ per day, does this imply for 5 days a or 7 days ?

3} If it is contract, what is the correct salary to quote per day for this ?

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2} in contract jobs- if u work for 5 days a week, u get 5 days salary.
U dont get Sat Sun pay, as u dint work on that day.
 

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If the job add says $500 a day there will not ankyou for a salary range because they have told you what the job pays...but remember if you are a contractor you have to pay your own super and workers Comp and your own tax (compulsory).

The best way to find out what to say is not based on the history you listed. When you search for a job on seek or other engines there is an option to filter by salary. The filter has a 20k range. So if the advert appears at 80-100k and disappears when you filter for 110-120k then you know the job is paying between 80-100k with super. Going in and asking for a salary of 105k with super is insulting....you obviously did not read the advert and have wasted everyone's time. You would in this case quote where in the range you believe your skills meet....not "I need the top amount as I have a wife and children"...that is not a valid argument but "I possess all the skills you listed and will be able to start with no lead in time to learn the ropes"
 

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2} in contract jobs- if u work for 5 days a week, u get 5 days salary.
U dont get Sat Sun pay, as u dint work on that day.
Hi IshM,

Thank you for the reply

How about vacation days and holidays per annum ? They pay for that correct ? Any idea ?

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If the job add says $500 a day there will not ankyou for a salary range because they have told you what the job pays...but remember if you are a contractor you have to pay your own super and workers Comp and your own tax (compulsory).

The best way to find out what to say is not based on the history you listed. When you search for a job on seek or other engines there is an option to filter by salary. The filter has a 20k range. So if the advert appears at 80-100k and disappears when you filter for 110-120k then you know the job is paying between 80-100k with super. Going in and asking for a salary of 105k with super is insulting....you obviously did not read the advert and have wasted everyone's time. You would in this case quote where in the range you believe your skills meet....not "I need the top amount as I have a wife and children"...that is not a valid argument but "I possess all the skills you listed and will be able to start with no lead in time to learn the ropes"
Thank you Scattley for the reply ..
 

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Hey XWQ,

Vacation days u do not get paid.
So in short, say u got Sick some day and u r off for that day, u loose one day salary, as simple as that.
This is general funda applied everywhere. I believe, this should be the case in Aus as well. However, its better to ask some experts here who are already in Aus working as Contractor.

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I know that minimum salary for a full time job is about $53k/year and increase at least 3%/year so you can base on this information to approximate your expected salary
 

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Nah, it is not true. It depends on your industry and its awards.
Finding a job in IT sector in Australia is really difficult now. That's why I said about the minimum salary to discuss with employers. We need Australian experience to deal higher salary later. We are freshmen in Australia so we should give high weight to local experience instead of expected salary because Australian employers don't care about experience from developing countries.
 

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Finding a job in IT sector in Australia is really difficult now. That's why I said about the minimum salary to discuss with employers. We need Australian experience to deal higher salary later. We are freshmen in Australia so we should give high weight to local experience instead of expected salary because Australian employers don't care about experience from developing countries.
Nope. At times an IT specialist/technician may earn just around 40,000-45,000 plus super. But some with substantial experience may expect to earn double/triple the amount. And with respect to professional jobs like IT or accountant, there is no such thing as a minimum wage.

$17,29 per hour is the national minimum wage. Applies for a full-time job.
 
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