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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 $430 for Females.
Rankings of Median Wages by Australian State & Territory in August 2017
The highest median wage was in the ACT, while the lowest was in Tasmania.
|$ 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