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 last quarter of 2014. (Seasonally adjusted wages – Bureau of Statistics.)

If overtime and bonuses are included, average Australian earnings were A$80,054 per annum.

The average full-time male salary (excluding overtime) in Australia is A$82,550 per annum

The average full-time female salary in Australia (excluding overtime) is A$67,049 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 Q4 2014

State Average Annual Wage
Tasmania $65,759
South Australia $69,800
Victoria $72,623
Northern Territory $75,603
Queensland $75,759
New South Wales $77,600
Western Australia $87,001
Capital Territory $88,270

Australia’s best-paid workers are those employed in the mining industry, with ordinary earnings averaging A$129,714 a year.

Average Full Time Ordinary Time Earnings Q4 2014 By Industry

Business Sector Average Annual Wage
Accommodation, Cafes and Restaurants $53,934
Retail Trade $55,307
Other Services $57,002
Administrative and Support Services $66,201
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services $66,716
Arts and Recreation Services $67,163
Manufacturing $70,424
Health Care and Social Assistance $72,799
Wholesale Trade $73,528
Transport, Postal, Warehousing $75,494
Construction $76,705
Public Administration and Safety $80,049
Education and Training $81,427
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services $84,822
Information Media and Telecommunications $86,913
Financial and Insurance Services $89,736
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services $93,350
Mining $129,714

In the past 12 months Australian ordinary full time wages have increased by 2.7%, around 1 percentage point below its average of the past decade.