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    What's the minimum wage in Australia?

    A friend is changing jobs and she's shocked at the amount their offering her and is wondering what is minimum wage in Australia. She's been working in shops for last few years after leaving uni as there were no jobs in her field, now there's a few but they all offer very low wages which seem very low for someone with a Uni degree. The fact that she can earn more in a shop job is strange!!!

    If you can tell me the minimum wage I'll pass it on. Thanx in advance
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    Minimum wage depends on age, but as your friend has a uni degree and worked a few years in shops then I'd guess they're an adult:

    Minimum wage for tax year 2013 - 2014:

    National minimum wage for adults

    Currently the full-time minimum wage is $16.37 per hour or $622.20 per week. This means that most employees in the national system shouldn't get less than this.
    Casuals covered by the national minimum wage get an extra 24% ($20.30 per hour).


    National minimum wages for apprentices, juniors & trainees

    There are special national minimum wages for trainees, apprentices and juniors who don’t have an award or agreement. From 1 July 2013 these are:
    Juniors:

    Age % of national minimum wage Minimum hourly rate
    Under 16 36.8% $6.03
    16 47.3% $7.74
    17 57.8% $9.46
    18 68.3% $11.18
    19 82.5% $13.51
    20 97.7% $16.00
    Apprentices
    Apprentices who aren’t covered by an award or agreement are entitled to the relevant rates in the Miscellaneous Award 2010.
    Year of apprenticeship % of the level 3 adult hourly rate ($19.07) Minimum hourly rate
    1 55% $10.49
    2 65% $12.39
    3 80% $15.25
    4 95% $18.11

    Information is from: National minimum wage - Pay - Fair Work Ombudsman
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    It's all here- National minimum wage - Pay - Fair Work Ombudsman

    I was offered a crazily low apprenticeship wage but I think that was because the employer had no idea there was a mature age apprenticeship scheme and the Government chips in, the other job offered almost three times the money and I took it, I will NEVER work in a Gov workplace ever again, their negativity and lack of drive is toxic!


    National minimum wage

    The national minimum wage is the minimum wage that applies to employees who aren’t covered by an award or agreement. It covers the whole national workplace relations system.
    Most employees in the national workplace relations system are covered by an award. See Finding the Right Pay for tools and information to help you find minimum wages under awards.
    National minimum wage for adults

    Currently the full-time minimum wage is $16.37 per hour or $622.20 per week. This means that most employees in the national system shouldn't get less than this.
    Casuals covered by the national minimum wage get an extra 24% ($20.30 per hour).
    National minimum wages for apprentices, juniors & trainees

    There are special national minimum wages for trainees, apprentices and juniors who don’t have an award or agreement. From 1 July 2013 these are:
    Juniors:

    Age % of national minimum wage Minimum hourly rate
    Under 16 36.8% $6.03
    16 47.3% $7.74
    17 57.8% $9.46
    18 68.3% $11.18
    19 82.5% $13.51
    20 97.7% $16.00
    Apprentices
    Apprentices who aren’t covered by an award or agreement are entitled to the relevant rates in the Miscellaneous Award 2010.
    Year of apprenticeship % of the level 3 adult hourly rate ($19.07) Minimum hourly rate
    1 55% $10.49
    2 65% $12.39
    3 80% $15.25
    4 95% $18.11
    Trainees
    https://extranet.deewr.gov.au/ccmsv8..._CODE=MA000104


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    HAhaha, double post pretty much but by different people, nice!


    PayCheck Plus is pretty handy too-

    PayCheck Plus - Fair Work Ombudsman

    Tell us about yourself

    We'll need to ask you a few questions in order to work out your base rate of pay.
    Know your award? Have
    multiple employees? You can also Check my payroll.
    Tell us what best describes you

    I am
    Different rates may apply depending on your employment category.

    I want pay rates as at
    Your rate of pay can change, depending on the date.

    Select your state or territory
    Where you work determines which award applies to you.

    Now tell us about your job

    What is your occupation? This text box will autocomplete after 3 characters have been entered. All matches are displayed after the input box.
    start typing to find your occupation
    Knowing your occupation helps us to determine your award.

    Are you full-time, part-time or casual?
    Different rates may apply depending on your status.

    Did your workplace employ staff before 27 March 2006?
    In order for us to provide you with the right rate, we need to know when the business first employed staff.

    Pressing Find your modern award will update the screen.
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    Thanx for that! She's casual at the moment that may be why she gets more.
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    Thats really helpful for anyone who is foreigner in Australia but can you please tell me the current position of Accountants jobs? My relative from New Zealand want to move to AU but don't know about the current situation of job for accountant in Australia. Please can anyone help?

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    Hi Jackson, from my own experience of using accountants there are many that are well paid and a fair few jobs going in accounting.

    Your relative may need to check if their accreditation is valid in Australia, generally as far as I've seen basic accounting jobs are, however ones dealing in tax law and other subjects may not be transferable and they may need to retrain.

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    Anyone know if the minimum wage has changed since the start of the new tax year July 1st 2014 to June 30th 2015?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shopaholic View Post
    Anyone know if the minimum wage has changed since the start of the new tax year July 1st 2014 to June 30th 2015?
    I've been trying to find out and can't find any helpful table like Gav and Fool posted for 2013/14, it looks like there's now industry specific minimum wages? Correct me if I'm wrong!!

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    Years of working in retail makes me think it's the lowest paid job around, not found anything lower and gather it must be the minimum or very close and comes in at $18.52 hour (edit - The 3 per cent pay rise, lifting the minimum wage to $640.90 a week, or $16.87 an hour, will affect people on the minimum wage and award-rate workers, including Australia's lowest-paid cleaners, retail and hospitality staff, childcare workers, farm labourers and factory workers. found on: http://www.smh.com.au/national/minim...604-39is5.html ) this is what it shows for:

    Adult - Full Time:
    Retail employee level 1

    Employment status Rate
    Full-time
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    $18.52 per hour

    Pre-modern award classification Common penalty rate Rate
    Saturday - ordinary hours (not video shop, newsagency or retailer trading after 6pm Saturday) Modern award penalty
    Ordinary hours worked on a Saturday. This does not apply to casual employees or employees working in a video shop, newsagency or for a retailer trading after 6pm Saturday.
    Time: 7:00-18:00
    $23.15 Saturday - ordinary hours (not video shop, newsagency or retailer trading after 6pm Saturday): $23.15 (25.00%) per hour
    Calculation steps:


    1. Using Full Penalty Rate For MA Penalty Because Award is Not Phased
    2. 25% (Penalty Loading) = 25% (Penalty Loading)
    3. $18.523684 (Base Rate) x 25% (Penalty Loading) = $4.630921 (Full time Penalty Rate)
    4. $18.523684 (Full time Base Rate) + $4.630921 (Full time Penalty Rate) = $23.154605 (Full time Penalty Rate)


    (25.00%) per hour
    Sunday Modern award penalty
    All hours worked on a Sunday.
    Time: any time
    $37.05 Sunday: $37.05 (100.00%) per hour
    Calculation steps:


    1. Using Full Penalty Rate For MA Penalty Because Award is Not Phased
    2. 100% (Penalty Loading) = 100% (Penalty Loading)
    3. $18.523684 (Base Rate) x 100% (Penalty Loading) = $18.523684 (Full time Penalty Rate)
    4. $18.523684 (Full time Base Rate) + $18.523684 (Full time Penalty Rate) = $37.047368 (Full time Penalty Rate)


    (100.00%) per hour
    Public holiday Modern award penalty
    Work on a public holiday.

    Provided that by mutual agreement of the employee and the employer, the employee (other than a casual) may be compensated for a particular public holiday by either:
    - an equivalent day or equivalent time off instead without loss of pay. The time off must be taken within four weeks of the public holiday occurring, or it shall be paid out; or
    - an additional day or equivalent time as annual leave.
    Time: any time
    $46.31 Public holiday: $46.31 (150.00%) per hour
    Calculation steps:


    1. Using Full Penalty Rate For MA Penalty Because Award is Not Phased
    2. 150% (Penalty Loading) = 150% (Penalty Loading)
    3. $18.523684 (Base Rate) x 150% (Penalty Loading) = $27.785526 (Full time Penalty Rate)
    4. $18.523684 (Full time Base Rate) + $27.785526 (Full time Penalty Rate) = $46.30921 (Full time Penalty Rate)


    (150.00%) per hour
    Overtime - 1st 3 hours Modern award penalty
    Hours worked in excess of the ordinary number of prescribed hours, outside the span of hours (excluding shiftwork) for the first 3 hours. Overtime is calculated on a daily basis.
    Time: any time
    $27.79 Overtime - 1st 3 hours: $27.79 (50.00%) per hour
    Calculation steps:


    1. Using Full Penalty Rate For MA Penalty Because Award is Not Phased
    2. 50% (Penalty Loading) = 50% (Penalty Loading)
    3. $18.523684 (Base Rate) x 50% (Penalty Loading) = $9.261842 (Full time Penalty Rate)
    4. $18.523684 (Full time Base Rate) + $9.261842 (Full time Penalty Rate) = $27.785526 (Full time Penalty Rate)


    (50.00%) per hour
    Overtime - after the 1st 3 hours Modern award penalty
    Hours worked in excess of the ordinary number of prescribed hours, outside the span of hours (excluding shiftwork) after the first 3 hours. Overtime is calculated on a daily basis.
    Time: any time
    $37.05 Overtime - after the 1st 3 hours: $37.05 (100.00%) per hour
    Calculation steps:


    1. Using Full Penalty Rate For MA Penalty Because Award is Not Phased
    2. 100% (Penalty Loading) = 100% (Penalty Loading)
    3. $18.523684 (Base Rate) x 100% (Penalty Loading) = $18.523684 (Full time Penalty Rate)
    4. $18.523684 (Full time Base Rate) + $18.523684 (Full time Penalty Rate) = $37.047368 (Full time Penalty Rate)


    (100.00%) per hour
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