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Aug 14 2013

Minimum Wage in Australia and United Kingdom

Minimum Wage in Australia

  • 1st July 2015: $17.29 per hour or $656.90 per 38 hour week. plus Super.
  • 1st July 2014: $16.87 per hour or $640.90 per week. plus Super.
  • 1st July 2013: $16.37 per hour or $622.20 per week,  plus Super.
  • 1st July 2012: $15.96 per hour or $606.40  per week, plus 9% Super
  • 1st July 2011: $15.51 per hour, or $589.27 per week,  plus 9% super.
  • 1st Jul 2010: $15.00 per hour, or $569.90 per week,  plus 9% super.
  • 1st Oct 2009: $14.31 per hour, or $543.78 per week,  plus 9% super.
  • 1st Oct 2008: $14.31 per hour, or $543.78 per week,  plus 9% super.
  • 1st Oct 2007: $13.74 per hour. or $522.12 per week.,  plus 9% super.

The Australian Fair Pay Commission is an independent body responsible for adjusting federal minimum wages.

The compulsory Superannuation contributions are payable by the employer and are on top of the minimum wage payment.

2011 Notes: www.fairwork.gov.au/…/2011-annual-wage-review.aspx

Minimum Wage in United Kingdom

Adult minimum wage rates in the UK (Age 21+ from 2010)

Source: www.lowpay.gov.uk

  • 1 Oct 2014: £6.50 per hour
  • 1 Oct 2013: £6.31 per hour
  • 1 Oct 2012: £6.19 per hour
  • 1 Oct 2011: £6.08 per hour or £231.04 per week
  • 1 Oct 2010: £5.93 per hour (Age 21+)
  • 1 Oct 2009: £5.80 per hour (Age 22+)
  • 1 Oct 2008: £5.73 per hour
  • 1 Oct 2007: £5.52 per hour
  • 1 Oct 2006: £5.35 per hour

Minimum Monthly Wages in the European Union

Wages in the European Union vary much more widely than I would have expected. The following Minimums are quoted for January 2011.

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