Change Manager Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $120,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $160,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $200,000 AUD


  • Change Leadership: Directs the process of organisational change in a structured manner, minimising resistance and maximising engagement among employees.
  • Strategy Development: Crafts and implements change management strategies aligned with organisational goals, ensuring changes are smoothly and successfully adopted.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Coordinates communication efforts between stakeholders and employees, ensuring transparency and understanding of change initiatives.
  • Training and Support: Oversees the creation and delivery of educational materials and training programs that prepare employees for change.
  • Impact Assessment: Evaluates the impact of change initiatives, ensuring they deliver expected results and outcomes, and adjust strategies as needed.

Key Skills for Change Manager

  • Communication Proficiency: Strong ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels, providing clarity and understanding regarding change initiatives.
  • Empathy & People Skills: Profound understanding of human behaviour, with the ability to empathise and connect with employees during transitions.
  • Strategic Thinking: Capability to envision and strategically plan for change with a holistic view of organisational goals.
  • Problem-Solving: Aptitude for identifying potential issues or resistance during a change process and providing effective solutions.
  • Project Management: Experience in managing projects, timelines, and resources effectively, ensuring change initiatives are delivered on time and within scope.

Standard Industry Training for Change Manager

  • Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP)
  • Prosci Change Management Certification
  • Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) – Change Management Practitioner

Interview Questions for Change Manager Candidate

  1. Can you provide an example of a significant organisational change you managed and how you approached stakeholder engagement and communication?
  2. Describe a scenario where you encountered substantial resistance to change. How did you address this, and what was the outcome?
  3. Explain how you assess the success of change management initiatives and what metrics or KPIs you use.
  4. Discuss a time when a change initiative didn't go as planned. How did you handle the situation, and what did you learn from it?
  5. How do you ensure employees at all levels of the organisation are prepared and supported throughout the change process?
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