Australian Median Wages August 2017

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Median Wages in Australia, August 2017

The figure for Median wages differs from the often produced Average figure, and is commonly about 20% lower then the average.
The Median Figure is the figure where half of the people are above and half are below.

Full-time Median Wages in Australia, August 2017

The median earnings for full-time employees was $1,261 per week in August 2017. The figure for Male employees was $1,342, with $1,187 for Females.

Those full time figures show that females earn about 11% less than males, although this could be for various reasons, eg: Females working fewer hours than Males, Females being not paid the same rate as Males, more Females doing less responsible jobs than Males, etc.  It will no doubt be a combination of reasons.

Part-time Median Wages in Australia, August 2017

The median earnings for part-time employees was $500 per week. The figure for Male employees was $435, with $540 for Females.

Those part time figures show that males earn about 19% less than females, although this could be for various reasons, eg: More Females doing part time work for longer hours than Males.

Casual employees Median Wages in Australia, August 2017

The median earnings for casual employees was $504 per week. The figure for Male employees was $688 per week with $430 for Females.

Rankings of Median Wages by Australian State & Territory in August 2017

The highest median wage was in the ACT, while the lowest was in Tasmania.

 

Male Female State/Territory
 $ 1,527.07  $ 1,440.43 Australian Capital Territory
 $ 1,500.00  $ 1,250.00 Western Australia
 $ 1,500.00  $ 1,250.00 Northern Territory
 $ 1,333.98  $ 1,200.00 New South Wales
 $ 1,327.42  $ 1,150.00 Queensland
 $ 1,315.57  $ 1,176.00 Victoria
 $ 1,233.95  $ 1,100.00 South Australia
 $ 1,200.00  $ 1,094.64 Tasmania

Source: ABS: 6333.0 – Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2017



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