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2019 Golf Club Salary and Wages Report Released

Friday 11, Oct 2019


The current Strategic Plan for the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association (Australian Golf Course Superintendents Association) for 2019-2023 continues a focus on delivering education, advocacy and support for members and the wider Sports Turf Management Industry.

Members would have seen a series of recent announcements of the Australian Sports Turf Managers Association delivering on the continuous education objective for members through a series of free education opportunities including the Environmental and Vegetation Management and the Professional Skills Development Program.

Another core element to the approach to delivering advocacy and support to members and the investment by the Association into developing and providing reliable industry data on Turf Management wages and conditions of employment. 

In understanding that salaries and wages are always a key component of the operation of any facility, it was a priority to again undertake our industry salary census survey for our members and invest into the development of an updated Golf Club Salary and Wages Report.

In a similar approach to the previous report in 2015, this detailed process was undertaken in conjunction with Golf Management Australia (GMA), and the 2019 Golf Club Salary and Wages Report has been released for Australian Sports Turf Managers Association members.

Covering key positions within club operations, the report is presented in a format that is ideal for position benchmarking and is a valuable resource to members as they seek to recruit and retain key roles within Sports Turf Management.

This survey provides an up-to-date review of salaries and wages information for key course management positions including Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Foreman, Qualified Greenkeepers, Groundstaff and Equipment Technicians.

We would also like to acknowledge the work undertaken by Jeff Blunden of Golf Business Advisory services, in preparation and collation of the data, and presenting this report for our Industry.


Members can download the 2019 Golf Club Salary and Wages Report here