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.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present
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