National minimum wage in Australia with effect from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014

National minimum wage in Australia with effect from July 1, 2013
Item Amount in Australian Dollars (A$) or in percentage (%)
National minimum wage 16.37 A$/hour or $622.20 per week
Casual loading 24%
Special national minimum wage 1: applies to disabled adults where disability DOES NOT affect productivity $622.20 per week (before tax), or $16.37 per hour.
Special national minimum wage 2: applies to disabled adults where disability DOES affect productivity Adults whose productivity is affected by their disability are paid a percentage of the national minimum wage, based on an assessment of their productivity under the supported wage system, subject to a minimum payment fixed under the Supported Wage System Schedule.
Special national minimum wage 3: applies to junior employees. The minimum wage for junior employees is a % of the national minimum wage and it reflects age as follows: Minimum hourly rate
<16 years: 36.8% $6.03
16 years: 47.3% $7.74
17 years: 57.8% $9.46
18 years: 68.3% $11.18
19 years: 82.5% $13.51
20 years: 97.7% $16.00
Special national minimum wage 4: applies to apprentices.The minimum wage for apprentices is a % of the national minimum wage and it reflects their progression as follows: The minimum wage for apprentices is a % of the national minimum wage and it reflects their progression as follows:
1st year: 55% $10.49
2nd year: 65% $12.39
3rd year: 80% $15.25
4th year: 95% $18.11
Special national minimum wage 5: applies to a trainee who is not an apprentice Minimum wage varies with years of schooling. Currently it varies from A$ 272.40 – A$535.20 per week. The minimum wage for a trainee is set in schedule E of the Miscellaneous Award 2010.
Next revised wage rates will be announced in July 2014.
WageIndicator Team has checked and updated information on this page on July 11,2013
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