Average Salary Australia
Full Time Salaries | New South Wales | Victoria | Western Australia | Queensland | South Australia
Full-time earnings in Australia averaged A$69,992 a year in the first quarter of 2012. (Seasonally adjusted wages – Bureau of Statistics.)
If overtime and bonuses are included, average Australian earnings were A$73,086 per annum.
The average full-time male salary (excluding overtime) in Australia is A$74,823 per annum
The average full-time female salary in Australia (excluding overtime) is A$61,760 per annum.
Workers in Western Australia are Australia’s highest paid workers while Tasmania has the lowest average salary.
Average Full Time Ordinary Time Earnings Q1 2012
|State||Average Annual Wage|
|New South Wales||$69,592|
Australia’s best-paid workers are those employed in the mining industry, with ordinary earnings averaging A$121,586 a year.
Average Full Time Ordinary Time Earnings Q1 2012 By Industry
|Business Sector||Average Annual Wage|
|Accommodation, Cafes and Restaurants||$49,982|
|Administrative and Support Services||$62,800|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||$63,352|
|Arts and Recreation Services||$64,308|
|Transport, Postal, Warehousing||$71,151|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||$73,991|
|Public Administration and Safety||$76,970|
|Education and Training||$80,075|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||$84,656|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||$84,750|
|Financial and Insurance Services||$84,947|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||$88,603|
The high prices fetched by Australia’s commodity exports in recent years are expected to continue into the foreseeable future – hence the high average wages in the mining sector. Australian wages are expected to continue rising faster than in most other western economies.