Average Salary Australia

Full Time Salaries | New South Wales | Victoria | Western Australia | Queensland | South Australia

Wage Facts

Full-time earnings in Australia averaged A$75,603 a year in the second quarter of 2014. (Seasonally adjusted wages – Bureau of Statistics.)

If overtime and bonuses are included, average Australian earnings were A$78,879 per annum.

The average full-time male salary (excluding overtime) in Australia is A$81,146 per annum

The average full-time female salary in Australia (excluding overtime) is A$66,269 per annum.

Workers in Capital Territory are Australia’s highest paid workers while Tasmania has the lowest average salary.

Average Full Time Ordinary Time Earnings Q2 2014

State Average Annual Wage
Tasmania $64,901
South Australia $70,673
Victoria $71,765
Northern Territory $73,694
Queensland $74,818
New South Wales $75,868
Western Australia $85,342
Capital Territory $86,679

Australia’s best-paid workers are those employed in the mining industry, with ordinary earnings averaging A$132,688 a year.

Average Full Time Ordinary Time Earnings Q2 2014 By Industry

Business Sector Average Annual Wage
Retail Trade $54,642
Accommodation, Cafes and Restaurants $54,818
Other Services $60,980
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services $66,846
Administrative and Support Services $67,933
Manufacturing $68,723
Arts and Recreation Services $69,326
Construction $76,154
Transport, Postal, Warehousing $76,950
Wholesale Trade $77,350
Health Care and Social Assistance $80,855
Public Administration and Safety $82,529
Education and Training $84,968
Financial and Insurance Services $88,358
Information Media and Telecommunications $89,300
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services $90,132
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services $90,823
Mining $132,688


In the past 12 months Australian ordinary full time wages have increased by 2.4%, around 1 percentage point below its average of the past decade.