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Australia - Average Full time Salary?

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Sam48, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Sam48

    Sam48 Welcome New Poster


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    Hello,
    Just hoping for some help around what is a "normal" annual salary for a new grad podiatrist? and what a "normal" salary is for a 2nd year podiatrist?
    I am aware of the 2010 fair work guidelines, but they are obviously just guidelines and i was hoping for some examples of what is actually normal in the industry at the moment?
    Look forward to hearing from anyone
    Cheers
     
  2. Dikfeld

    Dikfeld Member

    I am not sure what the "normal" annual salary would be for a new grad podiatrist. Some New grads get roped into jobs and work for very minimal pay in my experience. I have some new grad physios at the clinic I work at who get payed $25 an hour which in my opinion is far to low.

    If you can get yourself into a busy practice and you work on a commission basis (somewhere from 35-50%) you can earn very good money. I started in a moderately busy practice on commission after I graduated and earnt over 100k in my first year (working 10-12 hours days). It all depends on how busy the clinic is and whether your willing to put in the hours to build a regular clientele.

    I do get worried when I hear about new grads earning very low salaries though.

    Hope that helps.

    Richard.
     
  3. Rob Kidd

    Rob Kidd Well-Known Member

    I have two thoughts for you.

    1) Average is an essentially meaningless term. "Three statisticians went shooting. One shot at a rabbit and missed 0.5m above. Another shot and missed 0.5m below. The third picked up the shot rabbit and took it home for the pot.

    2) you seem to be looking at private practice salaries. Ensure that you look at the big picture: account for sick-pay, holiday-pay and pensions. My experience on talking to ex-students is that while the prive salary might look good, but the time one has factored in the other issues, often a public sector salary is more attractive.

    Rob
     
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