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Salary rates and allowances

Salary rates and allowances for academic and professional staff are outlined in the Edith Cowan University Enterprise Agreement 2017 as well as in the Guide to Allowances and Recognition Payments. Salary rates and specific allowances are negotiated between the University, employees and relevant unions.

2020 Pay rates

Download the 2020 salary rate report for specific types of employment at ECU.

2021 Pay rates

Download the 2021 salary rate report for specific types of employment at ECU.

On 26 August 2020 the Fair Work Commission (FWC) approved an Order for ECU to correct a typographical error within Column E of Schedule 1 - Salaries and Rates, Part 1 to the Enterprise Agreement.

The correction relates to rates effective Jan 2021 for:

HEW Level 6/7 Step 900,

HEW Level 7 Step 500, and

HEW Level 7/8 Step 500.

Guide to allowances and recognition payments

A range of allowances and recognition payments are available to recognise high performance amongst ECU academic and professional staff that contributes to ECU’s teaching, research and operational performance.

The guide provides information on the following for available allowances and recognition payments:

  • Purpose
  • Eligibility
  • Duration
  • Value
  • Reviews
  • Approvals and Payment
  • Budget and Cost Impact

It also includes a reference table to assist in quickly identifying the most appropriate allowance or recognition payment for a particular situation. Your HR Business Partner is also able to provide specific guidance with one-off circumstances.

Information on how to respond to situations where an exceptional employee has received an external job offer is outlined in the Guideline to Counter offers.  Specific cases need to be discussed with the Manager, HR Services.


Specific allowances

Individual guidelines exist where an employee is required to use their vehicle for work purposes or is identified as being in a role required to undertake frequent travel.

Private Motor Vehicle Allowance Claim form can be downloaded from our Finance and Business Services - Forms webpage

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