The average pay for a Late-Career Chief Operating Officer (COO) is AU$201,649 per year.

AU$136,956 - AU$305,905
MEDIAN: AU$201,649
Salary AU$136,956 - AU$305,905
Bonus AU$12,080 - AU$195,743
Profit Sharing AU$20,347
Commission AU$47,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
AU$143,589 - AU$355,896
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 85

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-based reports and overviews which include snapshots of revenues, efficiency, and even waste that can be acted upon to improve the company's performance.


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.

Chief Operating Officer (COO) Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$217,796

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Key Stats for Chief Operating Officer (COO)


34 %
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.


34 %
66 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 5%
vision benefits
Vision: 5%
no benefits
None: 85%