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Allied health salary

Queensland Health offers generous remuneration packages for allied health professionals.

Allied health professionals are employed under the Health Practitioners (Queensland Health) Certified Agreement (No. 3) 2019. (HPEB3)

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Allowances and remuneration

Rural and remote allowance

Allied health professionals permanently located in eligible rural and remote districts and health care facilities will be paid an extra $60 to $100 per week.

On call allowance

On call allowance is payable to allied health professionals who are instructed to be on call outside ordinary or rostered working hours.

Superannuation (pension)

Generous employer contribution to superannuation of up to 12.75 per cent of your annual salary is provided. Employee contributions are compulsory for permanent employees via QSuper.

Salary packaging

As a Hospital and Health Service staff member you can access attractive salary packaging arrangement of pre-tax benefits.

Emergency clinical on call allowance

Allied health professionals who are required to be on emergency clinical on call for essential direct emergency clinical interventions will receive the emergency clinical on call allowance instead of the standard on call allowance.

Professional development allowance

Permanently employed allied health professionals will receive an allowance to undertake professional development activities, of either $1500, $2000 or $2500 per year depending on whether they are located in a metro/regional, rural or remote hospital and health service or healthcare facility respectively. This is divided up and paid fortnightly with your salary.

Higher education incentive

Employees at a level of HP1, HP2, HP3 or HP4 who hold a relevant Post Graduate Certificate, Post Graduate Diploma, second Degree or equivalent credential; or Post Graduate Masters Degree or PhD, are entitled to an immediate advancement of one increment.

Those who have been at the top increment of their level (HP1, HP2, HP3 or HP4) for 12 months are entitled to Higher Education Incentive Allowance instead of the immediate advancement of one increment. This allowance will be paid at two levels depending on the qualification(s) received:

Second degree or Post graduate certificate/diploma

  • HP1 or HP2: 3.5% of HP2.7
  • HP3 or HP4: 3.5% of HP3.7


  • HP1 or HP2: 5.5% of HP2.7
  • HP3 or HP4: 5.5% of HP3.7

Allowances are paid fortnightly with your salary

Student clinical education allowance

Allied health professionals who are designated to provide clinical education of undergraduate or graduate entry students in certain disciplines are entitled to a student clinical education allowance of $10 per day, up to a maximum of $100 per fortnight.

Radiation therapy development allowance

Radiation therapists, including professional development year radiation therapists, are entitled to a radiation therapy development allowance of $6316 per year, which is paid in fortnightly instalments with your salary.

Registration and licensing fees

Queensland Health will pay the licence fees for employees who are required to hold a licence under the Radiation Safety Act 1999 (QLD).

Allied health professionals required to hold dual registrations, such as sonographers, are entitled to have the cost for their second registration paid by Queensland Health.

Rural and Remote Allied Health Priority Transfer Scheme (RRAHPTS)

The RRAHPTS allows eligible permanent allied health employees to apply for a priority transfer to a metropolitan, regional, rural or remote location of their preference when a suitable position becomes available. Eligibility includes accural of a minimum continuous service period of three years in a rural location or two years in a remote location.

Refer to the Rural and Remote Allied Health Priority Transfer Scheme HR Policy (PDF, 165kB) or further information.

Last updated: 9 September 2020