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Nov 19 2011

Australian Male Wages rise 5.36% in 12 months to August 2011


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Wage Changes in the twelve months to August 2011:

Full-time Male adult total earnings rose from $1,414.90 to $1,490.70 per week, a rise of 5.36%.

Full-time Female adult total earnings rose from $1,132.10 to $1,182.40 per week, a rise of 4.44%.

Combined Full-time adult total earnings rose by 5.1% in the 12 months to August 2011, based on the ABS – Average Weekly Earnings, Seasonally Adjusted Series (cat. no. 6302.0)

Based on the new weekly averages, the annual average for August 2011 was:

  • $77,516.40 Males
  • $61,484.80 Females

These are mean averages, not median average, which is often about 85% of the mean average. Source: www.abcdiamond.com/australia/australian-median-wage

85% of the above would put the median annual wage, for August 2011 at about:

  • $65,900 Males
  • $52,250 Females

Seasonally Adjusted Male Full Time average weekly total earnings by State

State Aug-2011 Annual Rise Aug-2010 Annual Rise
NSW $1,478.00 4.24% $1,417.90 4.32%
VIC $1,409.40 2.55% $1,374.40 4.47%
QLD $1,467.70 4.38% $1,406.10 4.89%
SA $1,350.70 6.25% $1,271.30 2.53%
WA $1,813.10 12.20% $1,615.90 6.02%
TAS $1,267.70 6.89% $1,186.00 4.35%
NT $1,525.80 5.29% $1,449.10 9.91%
ACT $1,653.20 4.56% $1,581.10 7.87%


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