About The Site

When Jill Cox and Elisabeth Purtell opened the doors of Cox Purtell in 1994, they were already well known for providing a staffing service that was way beyond the industry norm. They not only operated to exceptionally high standards, they also had a personal approach that meant treating candidates and clients with equal care and respect.

Cox Purtell quickly made its mark as one of Sydney’s top boutique recruitment agencies, and in 2005 James Purtell, Elisabeth’s son, and Trish Nugent took the reins. James and Trish continue to practice that uniquely personal touch that makes us a truly valuable resource for our clients and candidates.

Cox Purtell Salary Exchange is a dedicated site that has been designed for temporary and permanent professionals working across Australia in the Accounting, Government, Legal, and Marketing sectors. It provides the most detailed salary information in the Australian market. Importantly it works on an honesty-based system, where candidates share to receive specific salary data for from people with a similar profile as them.


Today we have offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, staffed by a team who are not only experienced and knowledgeable in our specialist areas, but who can also deliver our blend of warmth, support, positivity and professionalism. Of all the people we recruit, our own staff are the biggest challenge!

What separates us from our competitors is the friendly and personal experience you get when you work with us. We know this because we constantly measure that experience through client and candidate satisfaction surveys and we listen to what you say.


Cox Purtell strives to be the best agency in our specialties – not the biggest. It’s this emphasis on quality that allows us to focus on detailed and personalised service that is central to everything we do. We just aim to be the best recruiter you have ever worked with, whether you’re an employer looking for your next great team player or a job seeker looking for your next opportunity to shine.

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Please note -

[1] While this is an anonymous site, your exact title will be published to allow other professionals to easily compare the salaries of most relevance to them.  If your job title is highly unique or identifiable we recommend you generalise your job title to ensure your entry remains completely anonymous.

[2] Want to remove a salary entry that you have entered? Perhaps you entered a job title that was a little too specific? Maybe you entered your details incorrectly? Whatever the reason, we are more than happy remove your salary entry for you right away. As the profile is anonymous (no name, email, etc, is published), to identify your entry correctly we will need you to simply:

  • 1. Go to search salaries to run a search to find your salary entry in the “Last 5 Peer profiles” section.

  • 2. Once you find your profile, click on the ‘Report This Entry’ link and type – “This is my salary – please remove”.
  • 3. From there we can identify it and remove it from the site (typically within 24 hours).