National Golf Club Salary Census – 2017

One of Golf Management Australia’s on-going strategic focus areas is member education with this including provision of resources and materials to clubs not otherwise available.

We are therefore pleased to make available to you the 2017 GMA National Golf Club Salary Census Survey, a follow up to our 2015 national report.

GMA has engaged Jeff Blunden of Golf Business Advisory Services (GBAS) to administer the survey and draft the report on its behalf, which is to be released at the GMA National Conference in October this year.

As a benefit of your GMA membership, the salary report is to be made available at no cost to all GMA Members who contribute salary data.  For those who don’t contribute sufficient data the report will be available for sale.

Download 2015 GMA Salary Report Extract

To participate we ask that you enter the current salary data for up to 18 key employment positions and answer the other questions included in the staffing section of our GMA benchmark tool.

For those who are yet to provide data for this report via GMA’s club benchmarking tool, this email offers you an alternate way to participate, that being to complete a survey that collects the same information as the benchmarking tool. Please be re-assured that this data is always treated in the strictest of confidence and is only analysed in aggregated format. The link to this survey is below.

Please click here to start the survey

Consistent with prior reports this report will analyse data by club size (member numbers) annual fee levels (7-day), total revenues and region. Can you please ensure as a minimum that these questions are answered within the benchmark tool, if not all questions for the year’s identified below.

  • If your current year ends on or before 30th June 2017 and current salary levels aren’t to change in the coming year please enter your data into the 2016 year in the tool.
  • If your current year ends after 30th June or your current salary levels are to change for the coming financial year please enter your new data into the 2017 year in the tool.

If you haven’t already done so, you may also like to enter prior year data to enable accurate industry growth calculations to be made. If you require any assistance in populating your data please email John Stamp at

Please be assured that all data contributed will be treated in a confidential manner with all published data to be aggregated by various comparison mechanisms so that you can compare to ‘like clubs’. If you would like your salary data removed from the benchmarking tool once the survey and data collection period is complete please advise by email to

Please be advised that the data collection period will close at 5.00pm on 31st August 2017.

We look forward to your participation in this project.

Kind Regards,

The Board
Golf Management Australia

GMA Corporate Partners