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Pay Rates

ABC CLASSIFICATIONS AND SALARIES IN 1958 (Both Radio & TV)

Pay Rates are shown in Australian Pounds. (£1 equals $2 Australian)

Fixed addition to all salaries of £102 PA, Cost of Living Allowance (COL) except TITs.

Producer TV Gd I                          
Producer TV Gd II                              
Producer TV Gd III
Producer TV Gd IV
Producer TV Gd V
 £1263-1443
 £1398-1668
 £1623-1778
 £1778-1943
 £1888-2163
 

Technician in Training (TITs)
Under 17
17 years
18 years
19 years  
20 years
Adult


£354
 £378
 £446
£546
 £646
£758-818
 

Specialist Trainee

 £451-1016
 

Material Supply Officer
Workshop Foreman
Model Shop Craftsman
Fitter & Turner
Electrician
Electrician (Air-Conditioning)
Plant Mechanic
Foreman Scaffold/Rigger
Scaffold/Rigger
Scaffold/Rigger Assistant
Driver OB Asssistant         
Storeman

 £1293-1473
 £1188-1218
£818-918
 £818-858
 £818-918
 £858-918
£1117-1193
£1008-1068
 £818-948
 £758-818
 £758-818
 £758-818
 

Transcription Assistant Gd III
Transcription Assistant Gd II
Transcription Assistant Gd I
Clerk Gd II (F) Transcriptions

£858-1038
 £813-993
 £723-903
£654-704
 

Gramophone Operator
Effects Officer Gd I
Effects Officer Gd III
Senior Effects Officer

£818-918
 £813-993
 £948-1128
 £858-1038
 

Sporting Assistant - Subject to Personal Grading
Specialist Trainee, Sporting


£444-1003
 

Invoice Clerk Gd.II    
Accounts Clerk Gd II
Clerk Gd II Accounts 
Machine Operator Gd II
Machine Operator Gd III Finance

£813-993
 £813-993
 £813-993
£654-704
 £704-784
 


Supervising Technician Grade C
Supervising Technician Grade B
Supervising Technician Grade A 
Senior Technician
Technician
Technical Assistant
Junior Technician's Assistant

 
£1443-1578
£1293-1473
 £1158-1338
 £1008-1068
 £818-948
 £758-818
 £366-623
 

Still Photographer
Clerk Gd III Finance
Executive Assistant, Finance
Paymaster 
Costing Officer
Pay Clerk
Assistant Internal Auditor
Assistant Accountant
Accounting Machinist Gd II
Accounts Clerk Gd II
Assistant Accountant
Budget Officer
Assistant to Accountant

 £1038-1263
 £858-1038
£721-901
 £1083-1308
 £1083-1308
 £858-1038
 £1128-1353
 £993-1218
£704
 £813-993
 £993-1218
£1308-1533
£948-1128
 

Female Personnel Officer, Staff Dept
Assistant Organisation & Establishments Officer
Organisation & Methods Assistant
Executive Assistant
Administrative Assistant
Research Officer
Assistant Research Officer
Secretary to Chairman & Commission
Correspondence Officer

 £811-991(F)
£1578-1778
 £1218-1398
 £993-1218
 £1308-1533
 £1218-1398
 £993-1218
£1171-1351
 £948-1128
 

Assistant Concert Manager VIC
Assistant Concert Manager NSW
Assistant Concert Manager
Music Assistant Gd III
Music Assistant Gd V
Music Supervisor
Music Librarian
Music Librarian NSW
Concert Assistant
Orchestral Manager NSW
Concert Clerk
Copyright Officer, Music Dept
Federal Music Executive
Music Assistant (Studio Programme Co-ordinator)  
Clerk Gd I Music
Clerk Gd II Concerts
Concert Assistant

 £993-1218
 £1083-1308
 £858-1038
 £1083-1308
 £1308-1533
 £1353-1578
 £856-1036
 £948-1128
 £1038-1263
 £1218-1398
£723-903
£1038-1263
 £1353-1578
 £1723-1943
 £532-654
 £654-704
£1038-1263
 

Engineer Grade1
Engineer Grade2
Engineer Grade3
Sectional Engineer

 £ 993-1353
 £1443-1623
 £1778-1943
 £1998-2163
 

Clerk (F) Gd II
Filing Clerk
Typist Gd II
Junior Typist
Junior Messenger
Photocopying Machine Operator
Despatch Assistant Gd I
Despatch Assistant Gd III
OIC Mail & Despatch
Assistant Customs Clerk

£654-704
£813-993
 £654-704
£394-541
£371-643
£778-798
 £680-758
 £808-828
 £723-903
 £723-903
 

Telephonist Gd I
Telephonist Gd II

£532-614
 £634-694
 

Premises & Property Officer
Purchasing & Transport Officer
Maintenance & Utility Attendant

£1218-1398
 £1128-1353
£858-918
 

Publicity Officer
Publicity Officer HO
Supervisor of Publicity

 £813-993
£1218
 £1778
 

Presentation Clerk
Presentation Supervisor
Presentation Assistant - Women's Session (A)
Organiser Women's Sessions
Programme Schedules Officer
Studio/OB Booking Clerk
Presentation Assistant
Lines Allocation Clerk
Continuity Writer
Clerk Gd III Studio Ops
Studio Supervisor TV

£813-993
 £1488-1723
 £811-901
 £1576 (F)
 £1038-1263
£1038-1263
 £903-1083
£813-993
 £903-1083
 £704-784
£1308-1488
 

Announcer Gd I
Announcer Gd II
Announcer Gd V Studio Ops
Cadet Announcer

£903-993
 £993-1128
£1488-1723
£394-661
 

Federal Program Assistant
Programme Director
Supervisor of Light Entertainment
Assistant Director Drama & Features
Features Editor
Federal Play Editor Drama & Features

£1038-1263
£1443-1723
£2053
 £2108-2273
 £1723-1943
£1888-2163
 

Make-up Assistant
Senior Make-up Officer
Wardrobe Assistant
Wardrobe Mistress

£706-766 (F)
£856-991 (F)
 £706-766 (F)
 £856-991
 

Record Library Assistant Gd I
Record Library Assistant Gd II
Record Library Assistant Gd III
Record Librarian

£723-903
£813-993
£858-1038
 £903-1083
 

Graphics Designer
Senior Designer
Graphics Assistant Gd l
Designer's Assistant
Supervising Graphics Designer

 £1083-1308
 £1623-1778
£858-918
 £903-1083
 £1218-1398
 

Producer of Light Entertainment
Music Copyist Light Entertainment         
Script Editor, Drama & Features
Producer Drama & Features
Talks Assistant Gd V
Senior Talks Assistant
Federal Supervisor of Religious Broadcasts

£1308-1533
 £723-903
 £1723-1943
 £1888-2163
£1398-1668
 £1723-1943
£2053-2218
 

Supervisor of Rural Broadcasts
Rural Officer
Rural Assistant
Rural Broadcast's Assistant

£1398-1688
£1218-1398
 £1263-1443
£1353-1578
 

Assistant Supervisor, Youth Education
Youth Education Assistant Gd I
Youth Education Assistant Gd III

£1398-1668
£1083-1308
 £1308-1533
 

Assistant Supervisor Children's Session   
Feature Writer Drama & Features

£1398-1668
 £1723-1943
 

Script Assistant TV
Floor Manager Gd I
Programme Assistant

£766-901 (F)
 £1083-1398
 £1038-1263
 

Co-ordinator of Television HO
Asst to Editor-in-Chief

£2493-2823
 £2053-2218
 

Car Driver
Foreman Car Driver
Commissionaire

£728-768
 £808-828
£680-758
 

Secretary Gd I
Secretary GD III
Secretary Gd VI
Typist Gd I
Typist Gd II

 £654-704
£766-901
£991-1171
 £532-654
 £654-704
 

Cleaner
Utility Attendant
Cleaner-in-Charge Gore Hill

£668-692
£728-768
 £680-758
 

TOS Officer, Studio Ops
TOS Officer HO
Programme Schedules Clerk
Teleprinter Operator Gd II

£993-1218
 £1218-1398
£813-993
£654-704
 

Film Editor
Senior Film Editor
Film Assistant
Film Assistant (Cataloguer) (F)
Film Cutter/Splicer
Film Assessor
Film Supervisor
Film Processing Technician
Clerk Gd II, Film Dept
Secretary Gd I Film Dept
Film Assistant (Cataloguer)
Typist/Projectionist
Cine Cameraman
Chief Cine Cameraman
Electrician (Films)
Car Driver (Films)

£1263-1443
 £1308-1533
 £723-903
 £704-784
 £991-1171
 £1083-1308
 £1308-1533
£818-948
£813-993
£654-704
£704-784
 £558-680
 £1308-1533
 £1398-1668
£858-918
£728-768
 

Talks Officer (Overseas)
Talks Assistant Gd I
Talks Assistant Gd III
Talks Assistant Gd IV
Supervisor of Talks

£1668-1888
 £948-1128
£1218-1398
£1308-1533
 £1263-1443
 

Senior Set Finisher
Setmaker
Setmaker's Assistant
Scenic Artist
Propsman 
Senior Propsman        
Propsman's Assistant
Studio Hand
Senior Studio Hand
Staging Assistant
Set Finisher
Set Finisher's Assistant
Staging Supervisor

 £888-948
£858-888
£758-818
£993-1218
£858-888
£1008-1038
£758-818
 £758-818
£858-918
£758-818
£858-888
 £758-818
 £1308-1533
 

ABC Representative
ABC Representative SE Asia

£1218-1398
£2053-2163
 

Assistant Technical Supervisor (Architecture)
Architectural Draftsman
Draftsman

£1668-1888
 £903-1353
 £903-1353
 

 

 

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