Salary Guide 2021

Financial services salary trends

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What is a competitive financial services salary in 2021?

The Robert Half Financial Services Salary Guide provides sector-specific insights to inform your talent strategy and help you to attract, secure and retain skilled banking, compliance, and operational employees in 2021. Explore the average starting salaries, key skills and roles in demand, and popular benefits offered today.

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What are the latest hiring trends?

Automation and digital transformation are continuing to evolve the banking and financial services landscape. Risk and compliance roles are in high demand as business leaders are keen to press on with business resilience projects, turning to talent with regulation and reporting in their skill sets to achieve this.

What does it take to land top talent?

Check and compare starting salaries for banking, finance and compliance roles to ensure you pay and earn a competitive remuneration package. Everything you need to inform your hiring budgets or negotiate a competitive salary is at your fingertips.

What’s impacting hiring and compensation?

Find out what financial services skills are in short supply, how businesses are looking for professionals adept at change and project management to implement new systems - and how adapting to new hiring trends can help you land — and keep — top talent.

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What our Financial Service Salary Guide offers you

  • Find out more about market trends impacting the financial services sector in Australia around risk, regulation, and reporting
  • Discover the top permanent financial services roles that companies are looking for
  • Learn what technical skills and experience are in high demand in 2021


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Getting the most accurate salary data

Attracting and keeping top talent is more important than ever in helping Australian businesses stay strong in uncertain economic times. Employers are still challenged to find candidates with the skills they need, fast. Recruiting and retaining the best people requires staying current with hiring and salary trends.

That's where Robert Half comes in.

We published our first Salary Guide in 1950. Since then, we've been known as the leading source for comprehensive and highly accurate salary and hiring trends. The salary ranges in the 2021 Robert Half Salary Guide are based on the thousands of placements made by Robert Half recruitment professionals and the actual starting salaries our clients pay for top talent.

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