Human Resources

Starting salaries

Further information

Salary scales

The starting salary in a prescribed range is, in all cases, determined by the Dean regardless of funding source.

It is not a matter for decision by a selection committee or grant recipient whose budget includes provision for staffing assistance.

New staff

It is University policy to appoint new staff to the first step of the salary scale. However, exceptions may be recommended to and approved by the Dean when:

  • the appointee is an existing University employee, in a position at the same level, whose salary step is above the minimum of the range. The employee will maintain the existing salary step and increment date.
  • it can be demonstrated that the appointee has recent relevant experience in relation to the duties of the position.

For appointment to Associate Lecturer (Level A)/Research Associate (Level A) the minimum commencing salary for a person with a PhD or a person appointed as Course Controller is Step 08.