In 2018, the median weekly earnings of all Australians was $10661. This means that half of all Australians earned less than $1066 per week.
25 per cent earned less than $680 per week
75 per cent earned less than $1578 per week
90 per cent earned less than $2228 per week
The median hourly earnings of all Australians was $31.30 per hour.
The median earnings of full-time workers was $1320 per week, and for part-time workers it was $530 per week.
Male full-time workers earned a median pay of $1400 per week, and female full-time workers earned $1229. Males who worked full-time earned a median hourly rate of $34.90 per hour, and females who worked full-time earned $32.90 per hour.
Females who worked part-time had median earnings of $550 per week, and median earnings for males who worked part-time was $480 per week. The median hourly rate for female part-time workers was $27.50 per hour and males who worked part-time earned a median rate of $25.30 per hour.
SOURCE: ABS. “6333.0 – Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2018.” ABS, 29 November 2018.
Produced by the librarians at the Brotherhood of St Laurence in Melbourne, Australia