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Nov 20 2017

Average Wages in Australia. May 2017

Average Full Time Adult Wages 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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