Salaries and conditions

This section contains information about remuneration for allied health professionals in the WA Country Health Service.

Overview

The WA Country Health Service (WACHS) offers:

  • Comprehensive remuneration packages
  • Country-specific allowances and incentives
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Generous leave allowances
  • Learning and development tailored to your specific needs
  • Career advancement opportunities.

Salary

Allied health professionals are employed under the Health Service Union (HSU) of Western Australia Award (Specified Callings). For each level, the employee progresses to the next increment per year of service until the ceiling is reached. Progression between levels is through promotion.

Four-year trained degrees (and masters graduate entry programs) commence at P1.2. P2 and P3 positions are classified as senior-level positions.

View the full Health Service Union-WA Health State Industrial Agreement on the Department of Health Awards and Agreements Library.

Pay Rates (as at July 2016)
P1.1 $69,658 P2.1 $100,320
P1.2 $73,802 P2.2 $103,521
P1.3 $78,474 P2.3 $106,840
P1.4 $82,930 P3.1 $111,693
P1.5 $89,737 P3.2 $115,667
P1.6 $97,790    

Salary Packaging

WA Country Health Service staff are able to salary package a proportion of their salary. Salary packaging involves restructuring your salary by choosing to receive your salary as a combination of cash and approved fringe benefits that are paid out of your pre-tax salary (essentially, you do not pay tax on a proportion of your salary that is allocated against a particular benefit).

Benefits may include: mortgage or personal loan payments, general living expenses, motor car expenses, HECS repayments and many more. To find out more about salary packaging (including package calculators) visit:

Conditions and Benefits

In accordance to the HSU-WA Health Industrial Agreement, WA Country Health Service staff are entitled to a number of conditions and benefits associated with employment. Some are generic to all staff, while others are specific to certain employment districts.

See Allied Health Professional Salaries and Benefits for more information.

Leave

Allied health professionals are entitled to:

  • 4 weeks annual leave
  • 3.5 days leave loading
  • 15 days personal leave (including sick days)
  • 10 public holidays per year
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave (after 12 months continuous service)
  • 13 weeks long-service leave (after 10 years continuous service).

Additional leave allowances (annual leave and travel days) are also available for specific locations in country WA.

WACHS employees are also able to purchase leave if required.

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