When looking for work in Australia, and before attending an interview, it is important to have a clear understanding of the salary you are aiming for.
Understand Australian salaries
Salaries included in job ads in Australia can be listed as Package or Base.
Package salaries include the base component, plus all other additional parts like Superannuation and sometimes bonus payments. Base salaries do not include superannuation. For example, a job offer with a $60,000 base salary, will also include 10% superannuation on top, for a package remuneration of $66,000 per year.
Australian hourly rates
As listed on the Fair Work Australia website, the minimum wage in Australia is $20.33 per hour or $772.60 per week.
Highly skilled professionals would earn more than twice the minimum wage.
Weekly earning distribution in Australia
Australian yearly salaries
The average annual earnings (seasonally adjusted) for a full-time adult is $94,260, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. While full-time adults with skills in high demand can earn anything between $100,000 and $200,000 per year, depending on the industry. Executives on the ASX listed companies will cash anything between $250,000 and $40,000,000 per year!
|Job||Average Annual Salary|
|Office Administrator||$50,000 to $60,000|
|Childcare Worker||$55,000 to $60,000|
|Sales Agent (not including commissions)||$50,000 to $70,000|
|Bookkeeper||$60,000 to $70,000|
|Carpenter||$30,000 to $80,000|
|Office Manager||$65,000 to $80,000|
|Interior Designer||$70,000 to $85,000|
|Plumber||$50,000 to $90,000|
|Police Officer||$50,000 to $80,000|
|Interpreter||$60,000 to $80,000|
|Bus Driver||$70,000 to $80,000|
|Teacher||$75,000 to $95,000|
|Marketing Specialist||$70,000 to $100,000|
|Nurse||$80,000 to $110,000|
|Architect||$80,000 to $120,000|
|Surveyor||$90,000 to $120,000|
|Software Engineer||$110,000 to $130,000|
|Mining Engineer||$120,000 to $160,000|
|Train Driver||$110,000 to $170,000|
|Software Architect||$150,000 to $180,000|
|Doctor||$110,000 to $210,000|
|CEO||$250,000 to $500,000|