ACA Salary Calculator

3 July 2017

The ACA Salary Calculator provides architectural practices with a clear methodology for determining the appropriate award-compliant salaries.

NOTE: The Salary Calculator is currently being updated to the 2017–18 rates. (Members will receive an email alert when they have been updated.)

The Salary Calculator takes into consideration variables such as non-standard hours, superannuation and award categories, as well as the requirements of the National Employment Standards (NES) and the latest version of the Architects Award.

The calculator produces printable outputs suitable for use when employing new staff and for use at staff reviews. It is updated annually to address the outcomes of the national wage review by the Fairwork Commission as well as any changes to the award.

This tool – a first of its kind – not only assists members with ensuring they are always operating legally and fairly but also helps practices to develop properly informed plans for the future of their business.

The ACA Salary Calculator is a member resource. Members need to be logged in to be able to access it. 

If you are not an ACA member find out more about membership here – please join us!



The ACA acknowledges the work done by Mark Roberts in developing the idea for the Salary Calculator and his generosity in providing his IP to the ACA. 

The ACA Salary Calculator has been developed with the support of Natspec. 

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