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Australia Wages: Minimum and Average

Australia Wages Data

Indicator Data Period
Minimum Wages 754 AUD/Week | 2345.731 USD/Month 2020
Wages 1280 AUD/Week | 3982.143 USD/Month 4Q/20
Wage Growth  1.4 % 4Q/20
Wages High Skilled 6120 AUD/Month | 4203.326 USD/Month 2018
Wages in Manufacturing 1458 AUD/Week | 4535.909 USD/Month 4Q/20
Wages Low Skilled  2710 AUD/Month | 1861.277 USD/Month 2018


Latest data on Minimum Wages (AUD/Week)

Minimum Wages
                     Australia - Historical Data (AUD/Week)

What is minimum wage in Australia?

  • Minimum Wages in Australia increased to 754 AUD/Week (2345.731 USD/Month) in 2020. The maximum rate of minimum wage for employees was 754 AUD/Week and minimum was 522 AUD/Week.
  • Data published Yearly by Fair Work Commission.

Historical Data (AUD/Week) by years

Data
Period
Date
754 2020 19.06.2020
741 2019 30.05.2019
719.2 2018 19.06.2018
694.9 2017 11.08.2017


Historical Chart by prime ministers (AUD/Week)

Minimum Wages in Australia by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Malcolm Turnbull 15.09.2015 - 24.08.2018 694.9000 719.2000 719.2000 694.9000 3.50%


Latest data on Wages (AUD/Week)

Wages
                     Australia - Historical Data (AUD/Week)

What is average wage in Australia?

  • Average Wages in Australia decreased to 1280 AUD/Week (3982.143 USD/Month) in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum rate of average wage for employees was 1305 AUD/Week and minimum was 59.1 AUD/Week.
  • Data published Quarterly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (AUD/Week) by years

Data
Period
Date
1280 4Q/20 27.02.2021
1305 2Q/20 15.08.2020
1257 4Q/19 22.02.2020
1238 2Q/19 29.10.2019
1225.3 4Q/18 23.02.2019
1207.4 2Q/18 19.08.2018
1191.5 4Q/17 24.02.2018
1179 2Q/17 19.08.2017


Historical Chart by prime ministers (AUD/Week)

Wages in Australia by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Malcolm Turnbull 15.09.2015 - 24.08.2018 1163.5000 1191.5000 1191.5000 1163.5000 2.41%


Latest data on Wage Growth  (%)

Wage Growth 
                     Australia - Historical Data (%)

What is the growth rate of wages in Australia?

  • Wage Growth in Australia increased by 1.4 % in the forth quarter of 2020 over the same quarter in the previous year. The maximum growth was 4.3 % and minimum was 1.4 %
  • Data published Quarterly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
1.4 4Q/20 24.02.2021
1.4 3Q/20 18.11.2020
1.8 2Q/20 12.08.2020
2.1 1Q/20 13.05.2020
2.2 4Q/19 19.02.2020
2.2 3Q/19 13.11.2019
2.3 2Q/19 29.10.2019
2.3 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by YoY prime ministers (%)

Wage Growth  in Australia by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Wages High Skilled (AUD/Month)

Wages High Skilled
                     Australia - Historical Data (AUD/Month)

How much is average wage for high skilled employees in Australia?

  • Average wages for high skilled employees in Australia decreased to 6120 AUD/Month (4203.326 USD/Month). The maximum level was 6250 AUD/Month and minimum was 6120 AUD/Month.
  • Data published Yearly by Wageindicator Foundation.

Historical Data (AUD/Month) by years

Data
Period
Date
6120 2018 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (AUD/Month)

Wages High Skilled in Australia by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Wages in Manufacturing (AUD/Week)

Wages in Manufacturing
                     Australia - Historical Data (AUD/Week)

How much is average wage in manufacturing in Australia?

  • Average wages in manufacturing sector in Australia increased to 1458 AUD/Week (4535.909 USD/Month). The maximum level was 1458 AUD/Week and minimum was 333 AUD/Week.
  • Data published Quarterly by Bureau of Statistics.

Historical Data (AUD/Week) by years

Data
Period
Date
1458 4Q/20 27.02.2021
1381 2Q/20 15.08.2020
1351 4Q/19 22.02.2020
1338 2Q/19 29.10.2019
1340 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (AUD/Week)

Wages in Manufacturing in Australia by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Wages Low Skilled  (AUD/Month)

Wages Low Skilled 
                     Australia - Historical Data (AUD/Month)

How much is average wage for low skilled employees in Australia?

  • Average wages for low skilled employees in Australia increased to 2710 AUD/Month (1861.277 USD/Month). The maximum level was 2710 AUD/Month and minimum was 2670 AUD/Month.
  • Data published Yearly by Wageindicator Foundation.

Historical Data (AUD/Month) by years

Data
Period
Date
2710 2018 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (AUD/Month)

Wages Low Skilled  in Australia by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Australia

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2020 66 66
Unemployment Rate Mar/21 5.6 % 5.8
Job Vacancies 1Q/21 289 K 254
Labor Force Participation Rate Mar/21 66.3 % 66.1
Living Wage Individual 2018 1215.668 USD/Month 1250.009

Wages in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Australia 4Q/20 3982.143 USD/Month 4059.919
New Zealand 1Q/21 4009.371 USD/Month 3968.755