Interesting poll on the website at the moment current figures
60k + (8.89%)
So 2% think that they are on the right money and 26% are dreaming...
No way should a base wage be over 50k fair enough after wknd work and overtime but not as a base wage.
I think if it was between 40-45 plus double time on wknds and for any overtime that would be more than fair for a fully qualified greenkeeper/groundsman
Any more will just never happen and its unrealistic to think it ever would. Clubs cant afford that!
One of the problems in our trade is the award rates are so low and if you are $100 or $200 above that it looks like you are on good money.
You really have to negotiate with your employer with no reference to the award.
Greenkeepers are getting a lot better qualified these days with Cert 4 , Diplomas and Uni degrees along with management certificates being studied.
I think a base rate of $50k is very reasonable for a highly qualified competent greenkeeper
Anyone know what the guidlines for wages are for a super in NZ
The figures in NZ look almost identical to what you have posted.
Only trouble is, the NZD is only worth 75% of the AUD!
These are US stats I would say continental Europe is about the same. The UK may be a bit less. Currencies converted, not in pounds or Euros
In 2009, the average base salary for golf course superintendents rose to $78,898, a 6.9 percent increase over the base salary reported in 2007. This increase represents a 60.1 percent gain since 1995, or an increase of $29,629 in 13 years.
In 2009, half of all superintendents earned $70,000 or more annually, 25 percent of all superintendents earned more than $93,000, and the top 10 percent earned $125,000 or more annually.
The AGCSA is currently undertaking a review on salary recommendations. I'm pretty sure this is close to being completed and published.
This will be golf relevant, but Michael wouldn't be far wrong with those above figures and percentages.
I would have guessed about $60thounsand would be the average in Australia.
I know some small 9 hole or country golf courses a super can be as low as $35k while as Michael said the top golf courses are on good money.
We would be below US wages, and NZ would be below our wages. That's not to say this is changing now with our stronger economy and dollar.
Posted 2 Jun 2011 Anonymous
The AGCSA Cut came out today it had this:
The survey was undertaken in conjunction with Golf Management Australia and the AGCSA is pleased to announce that the 2011 AGCSA Salary and Wage Survey Report is now available for members to download through the members area of the AGCSA website.
The report provides an up to date review of salaries and wages information for the following key golf course management positions;
You have to be a member to view this information has anyone seen what it was? Would love to see it but i'm not joining up just to see information that should be public!!
2011-2012 AGCSA membership renewals
To ensure that you have access to resources such as the 2011 AGCSA Salary and Wage Survey Report mentioned above, then make sure you renew your AGCSA membership today. AGCSA membership manager Lyndel Conway has recently sent out renewal notices for the 2011-2012 financial year and encourages all members to renew in order to take advantage of the many benefits that come with membership.
If you are not a current member of the association but would like to become one, don't hesitate to contact Lyndel who can provide you with information on membership categories, fees and benefits (you can also find this information through the membership menu). Lyndel can be contacted on (03) 9548 8600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted 6 Jun 2011 Anonymous
I agree its crap this information isn't made public!
The AGCSA has to pay for it somehow guys.
Doing this sort of research wouldn't be cheap. At least they have gone out and gathered a guideline more than any other organisations have done lately...
Not cheap- what just send a survey form to all thier members- how easy
well im on 160k a year so dont no what you guys are on about