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2008 wine industry salary & benefits survey report now available

Do you know in which state Sales Managers were paid up to 24% more than the rest of the country? Or what the average gross base salary is for Sales Representatives? Is it important for you to know which states pay higher base salaries for sales representatives?

The 2008 Salary Survey can help you answer these and many other questions. This wine industry specific report includes salary data on a national and state basis for 50 positions involved in winemaking, viticulture, warehouse, sales, accounting, marketing, human resources and administration — typically those positions not covered by any industrial award regulation. In addition to job salary information, the report covers how pay is reviewed, when it is reviewed, salary movement percentages (actual for 2008 and forecast for 2009), pay policy and practices, superannuation benefits, employer provided car practices, ‘at risk’ incentive payments and share schemes.

Of the 28,500 people employed directly in the Australian wine industry, the 42 participating companies in the 2008 survey employ 10,900 persons.

Many businesses will be in the process of undertaking performance reviews and salary negotiations in the lead up to the new financial year. With the competition for and access to labour becoming increasingly difficult in many wine regions, one aspect to get right is to structure a remuneration package that is “in the market” to firstly assist attraction to your business and secondly to assist in retaining your employees. The survey will also be of assistance to identify whether your business is paying equitable salaries or paying too much to your current employees.

Order the Wine Industry Salary & Benefits Survey Report today by going to the Noticeboard at the SAWIA website www.winesa.asn.au and completing the downloadable order form, then faxing it to (08) 8222 9276.



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