Average Earnings in Australia May 2017

Average Full Time Adult Earnings in Australia in May 2017

The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Average Weekly Earnings survey shows the Full-time adult average total earnings in May 2017 at $83,636.80 per year.

The report shows the Average Full Time Wages for Male and Female as:

Male average full time wage at $89,741.60. This is a rise from $62,800.40 in May 2007. An increase of 43% in 10 years.
Female average full time wage at $73,086.00. This is a rise from $50,575.20 in May 2007. An increase of 45% in 10 years.

Average Full Time Adult Earnings in Australia in May 2017

The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Average Weekly Earnings survey shows the Full-time adult average total earnings in May 2017 at $1,608.40 per week. This is $83,636.80 per year.

The ABS May 2017 report shows the Average Full Time Wages for Male and Female as:

Male average full time wage at $89,741.60. This is a rise from $62,800.40 in May 2007. An increase of 43% in 10 years.
Female average full time wage at $73,086.00. This is a rise from $50,575.20 in May 2007. An increase of 45% in 10 years.

Male – Female Wage Differences by Industry

An average Male, working Full Time in Construction, will earn 44% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.
An average Male, working Full Time in Financial and Insurance Services, will earn 43% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.
An average Male, working Full Time in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, will earn 35% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.
An average Male, working Full Time in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, will earn 34% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.
An average Male, working Full Time in Health Care and Social Assistance, will earn 31% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.
An average Male, working Full Time in Transport, Postal and Warehousing, will earn 28% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.
An average Male, working Full Time in Arts and Recreation Services, will earn 28% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.
An average Male, working Full Time in Mining, will earn 24% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.
An average Male, working Full Time in Information Media and Telecommunications, will earn 24% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.
An average Male, working Full Time in Wholesale Trade, will earn 22% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.
An average Male, working Full Time in Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, will earn 21% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.
An average Male, working Full Time in Administrative and Support Services , will earn 21% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.
An average Male, working Full Time in Manufacturing, will earn 18% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.
An average Male, working Full Time in Other Services, will earn 16% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.
An average Male, working Full Time in Accommodation and Food Services, will earn 13% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.
An average Male, working Full Time in Education and Training, will earn 12% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.
An average Male, working Full Time in Retail Trade, will earn 11% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.
An average Male, working Full Time in Public Administration and Safety, will earn 9% more than a Female working Full Time in the same industry.

These figures, in many cases, may be explained by Males doing more hours/overtime etc than Females, as these are the total wages, not calculated by hourly pay figures.

 

Average Full Time Wages by Industry and Gender in May 2017

 

Male Female Industry
 $  141,617  $  114,119 Mining
 $  112,544  $    78,556 Financial and Insurance Services
 $  105,383  $    87,110 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
 $  104,671  $    78,354 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
 $  104,645  $    84,453 Information Media and Telecommunications
 $    97,921  $    74,480 Health Care and Social Assistance
 $    94,286  $    83,897 Education and Training
 $    92,893  $    64,423 Construction
 $    91,562  $    71,443 Transport, Postal and Warehousing
 $    88,904  $    81,318 Public Administration and Safety
 $    85,072  $    63,237 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
 $    84,464  $    65,827 Arts and Recreation Services
 $    84,391  $    69,394 Wholesale Trade
 $    78,530  $    64,782 Administrative and Support Services
 $    76,586  $    64,724 Manufacturing
 $    69,514  $    59,727 Other Services
 $    61,885  $    55,604 Retail Trade
 $    60,632  $    53,466 Accommodation and Food Services
 $    89,742  $    73,086 All Industries

Source: ABS 6302.0 – Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, May 2017

The above figures are Average Figures, not Median.  It is estimated that Median incomes are about 20% lower than the stated averages.



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