The average salary for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) in Australia is AU$151,589.
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Job Description for Chief Operating Officer (COO)
A chief operating officer (COO) is usually the second-highest ranking executive in a corporation. The chief operating officer is in charge of executing daily operations for the company, and is second in responsibility only to the chief executive officer (CEO). The COO's job is to help set standards for the company and work with directors and middle managers to ensure that processes, training, and quality of output of goods and services reflect these standards. They may receive constant data-base…Read more
Chief Operating Officer (COO) Tasks
- Direct the day to day operations of the organization.
- Improve operating procedures to increase profits and/or make the organization more efficient.
- Implement the strategies set by the Board of Directors and the CEO.
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Popular Skills for Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Strategic Project Management
Skills in Operations Management, Leadership, Strategic Planning and Strategic Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include People Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Chief Operating Officer (COO)
An entry-level Chief Operating Officer (COO) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$107,250 based on 7 salaries. An early career Chief Operating Officer (COO) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$125,062 based on 60 salaries. A mid-career Chief Operating Officer (COO) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$137,043 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$176,667 based on 79 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$195,923.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Chief Operating Officer (COO) in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 27.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (6.8% more) and Melbourne, Victoria (1.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Gold Coast, Queensland (17.5% less), Brisbane, Queensland (10.6% less) and Adelaide, South Australia (7.6% less).
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