Both Architecture and Interior Design are currently experiencing an extremely busy period, well ahead of pre-covid levels. For Kappa, this kicked off in September last year and has shown no sign of slowing down.
Currently, Sydney and Melbourne are back in lockdown. However, this does not appear to have shaken the confidence of investors or employers.
The forecasts recently released by the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) reveal that the Australian building and construction market is bouncing back strongly from last year's dip. Growth is exceeding expectations based on Australia's ability to bring the spread of COVID-19 under control and the deployment of a comprehensive range of policy measures designed to provide a strong stimulus and a rapid recovery. The new forecasts project growth of 2.7%, bringing the level of building and construction work up to $243 billion in 2021.
This survey was carried out in June 2021. Overall we have found that salaries have increased since September 2020 as employers compete for talent. However, we have probably reached the tipping point. We're now seeing a move towards robust benefits packages for Architecture and Interior Design professionals of all experience levels. These include perks like car allowances, flexible work arrangements and health care subsidies.
Whilst salary packages are key for any jobseeker, it seems to be that other motivators are becomingly increasingly significant, including organisational culture and diversity, flexibility, career progression opportunities, and training & development.
Download the 2021 Architecture & Interior Design Salary Survey Report to learn more about current salary rates and industry trends.
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