Australian national minimum wage rates from July 1st, 2014..
Adults Full Time
First Three Months
- $16.87 per hour ($640.90 per 38 hr week)
After Three Months
- $18.02 per hour ($684.70 per 38 hr week)
Level 1 Adult Minimum Wage
An employee at this level has been employed for a period of less than three months and is not carrying out the duties of a level 3 or level 4 employee.
Minimum Wage $640.90 per week $16.87 per hour
Level 2 Adult Minimum Wage
An employee at this level has been employed for more than three months and is not carrying out the duties of a level 3 or level 4 employee.
Minimum Wage $684.70 per week $18.02 per hour
Level 3 Adult Minimum Wage
An employee at this level has a trade qualification or equivalent and is carrying out duties requiring such qualifications.
Minimum Wage $746.20 per week $19.64 per hour
Level 4 Adult Minimum Wage
An employee at this level has advanced trade qualifications and is carrying out duties requiring such qualifications or is a sub-professional employee.
Minimum Wage $814.20 per week $21.43 per hour
Adults Casual rate
Casual employees covered by the national minimum wage also get at least a 25 per cent casual loading.
- $21.08 per hour ($801.32 per 38 hr week) (an additional 25% to cover holiday pay etc)
Juniors: (all rates per hour)
Juniors must be paid a minimum of the following percentage of the standard rate:
- 36.8% Under 16 years of age $6.21
- 47.3% at 16 years of age $7.98
- 57.8% at 17 years of age $9.75
- 68.3% at 18 years of age $11.52
- 82.5% at 19 years of age $13.92
- 97.7% at 20 years of age $16.48
An apprentice must be paid a minimum of the following percentage of the standard rate:
- 55% First Year Apprentice $9.28
- 65% Second Year Apprentice $10.97
- 80% Third Year Apprentice $13.50
- 95% Fourth Year Apprentice $16.03
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