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Executive Manager

Find out how to become an executive manager in the administration and business sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Executive Manager is $175,000 - 229,000 annually


Executive managers oversee the key developmental, employment, and financial decisions of an organisation. Employment for this role is expected to grow to 2022, from 53,300 workers in 2017 to 54,300 by 2022. 22,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

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Key skills

Executive managers have a clear vision of where they want their business to go, and help coordinate their people and resources to achieve these goals.

  • Excellent leadership skills; know how to coordinate and manage their employees while still fostering positive relationships
  • Able to establish budgets and make effective financial decisions
  • Can manage contracts and negotiations with internal or external workers
  • Have an analytical and critical mindset for evaluating existing data and making the best business decisions
  • Have sound judgement of character; especially when hiring new employees
  • Are able to keep composure under pressure

Quick facts

Executive managers can be found in most industries, with most working a full-time position. Here are more key facts on the role of an executive manager.

  • Average Hours Worked
    47.6 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Professional, scientific, and technical services; manufacturing; and construction
  • Average qualification level
    34.3% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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