Australian Research Council (ARC) salary schedule - with ANU gap

January 2018

ARC classification with ANU equivalent level ARC Notional salary rates from 1/1/2018 (100% option)

Equivalent ANU rates effective from
19/10/2017 $ per annum (inc
$1,800 flat increase)

Gap $ p.a. from
1/1/2018
Gap Code Acad Level
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) $78,748 $70,107   DC1 A1
(ANU level A)   $77,097   DC2 A2
Job code ADEARC   $82,769

$4,021

DC3 A3
    $88,446 $9,698 DC4 A4
Discovery Indigenous Award (DIA) - Step 1 $78,748 $70,107   IA1 A1
(ANU level A)   $77,097   IA2 A2
Job code ADIARC   $82,769 $4,021 IA3 A3
    $88,446 $9,698 IA4 A4
Discovery Indigenous Award (DIA)- Step 2 $92,646 $96,087 $3,441 IB1 B1
(ANU level B)   $102,635 $9,989 IB2 B2
Job code ADIARC   $109,181 $16,535 IB3 B3
Discovery Indigenous Award (DIA) - Step 3 $120,439 $115,729   IC1 C1
(ANU level C)   $122,279 $1,840 IC2 C2
Job code ADIARC   $128,825 $8,386 IC3 C3
Discovery Indigenous Award (DIA) - Step 4 $138,968 $138,643   ID1 D1
(ANU level D)   $147,376 $8,408 ID2 D2
Job code ADIARC          
Discovery Indigenous Award (DIA) - Step 5 $166,761 $171,386 $4,625 IE1 E1
(ANU level E1)          
Job code ADIARC          
Australian Post-doctoral Fellowship (APD) $77,017 $82,769 $5,752 AP3 A3
(ANU level A (steps 3 & 4))   $88,446 $11,429 AP4 A4
Job code APFARC (old 1375)          
Australian Research Fellowship (ARF) $96,600 $96,087   AR1 B1
(ANU level B)   $102,635 $6,035 AR2 B2
Job code ARFARC (old 1376)   $109,181 $12,581 AR3 B3

Australian Indigenous Research Fellowship (AIR)

$96,600 $96,087   AR1 B1

ANU level B

  $102,635 $6,035 AR2 B2

Job Code ARIARC

  $109,181 $12,581 AR3 B3
Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship (QEII) $114,875 $115,729 $854 QF1 C1
(ANU level C)   $122,279 $7,404 QF2 C2
Job code AQEARC (old 1377)   $128,825 $13,950 QF3 C3
Discovery Outstanding Research Award (DORA)- step 1 $119,171 $115,729   OC1 C1
(ANU level C)   $122,279 $3,108 OC2 C2
Job code ADOARC   $128,825 $9,654 OC3 C3
Discovery Outstanding Research Award (DORA)- step 2 $144,261 $138,643   OD1 D1
(ANU level D)   $147,376 $3,115 OD2 D2
Job code ADOARC   $151,621 $7,360 OD3 D3
Discovery Outstanding Research Award (DORA)- step 3 $169,348 $171,386 $2,038 OE1 E1
(ANU level E1)          
Job code ADOARC          
Future Fellowship (FT) - step 1 $119,171 $115,729   FC1 C1
(ANU level C)   $122,279 $3,108 FC2 C2
Job code AFTARC   $128,825 $9,654 FC3 C3
Future Fellowship (FT) - step 2 $144,261 $136,843   FD1 D1
(ANU level D)   $147,376 $3,115 FD2 D2
Job code AFTARC          
Future Fellowship (FT) - step 3 $169,348 $171,386 $2,038 FE1 E1
(ANU level E1)          
Job code AFTARC          
Australian Professorial Fellowship (APF) - step 1 $133,152 $138,643 $5,491 AF1 D1
(ANU level D)   $147,376 $14,224 AF2 D2
Job code APRARC (1378)          
Australian Professorial Fellowship (APF) - step 2 $154,039 $171,386 $17,347 AF3 E1
(ANU level E1)          
Job code APRARC (1378)          
Laureate Fellowship (FL) Allowance $125,443 Minimum level E N/A N/A N/A
Earnings code 430          

Figures may be subject to rounding errors

* Level A includes
ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship (APD)
Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship Industry (APDI)
Linkage Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship CSIRO (APDC)
Research Cadetship-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (RC-ATSI)

Note: This schedule is to be used to ensure that:

  • All ARC Fellows are paid a minimum of the ARC notional salary by using the ARC Classification codes
  • ARC Fellows must be no worse off financially than their peers.