I noticed they only had 1 response for numbers of people surveyed. Not very accurate. Also I noticed the money went up by 15k for a planner between 1-2 years experience, not to mention the hourly rate going down by years of experience for planners.
The clowns at PIA should be conducting this or at least hire an independent consultant to do this like every other countries planning organisation. NZPI has a fraction of the number of planners as Oz and budget and they seem to pull it off just fine. Hays recruiting also has a survey but if someone really trusts recruiters well I guess that is there problem. Notice how the typical urban planning/design recruiter only lasts about 6 months at Hays/BBT/ etc? They run ads just to get CVs and often dont ask you before they send it out.
Maybe because you are being specific, I just did a GIS search just for Australia and there was 864 responses while urban planning only has 19. The PIA should be allowing its members to punch in data anonymously to get an idea about how much the profession earns. I guess one way to make it accurate is to get more and more planners and Cyburbians to punch in their data.
A little addition for people who are computer programmers can put in a planning website
Nice idea though
Yes I agree is pretty easy to a do a salary survey. I dont think PIA wants a salary survey. Its so easy even the PIA could run it successfully. The people that run PIA are the same people that run the crappy boutique planning and design firms that grad planners flee from every 6 months for another crappy boutique planning and design firm. Why would they want a salary survey? Then they would have to offer wages that are comparable with PB, Aecom, Arup, SKM, etc. A red flag for these firms is are the ads in the Australian Planner magazine that feature a listing of all the firms "CPPs" or the burnt out warehouses they call their offices.