Jobs & Wages in Australia
Wages: Award Rates
(a standard working week is 38 hours).
In Western Australia, the minimum wage is now $16.62 per hour or $627.70 per week2.
In many industries, pay rates are agreed between employers and unions - "Award Rates" as they are known.
Below we have listed some common occupations and indicative pay rates. Actual pay rates will vary between states, between employers and according to the employees experience, but hopefully it serves to give a useful indication..
Registered NurseRN Level 1, year 1 : $55,000
RN Level 1, year 8 : $75,000
DoctorIntern: $67,366 pa
Registrar (year 1) : $94,147
Consultant (year 1) : $159,571
TeachingClassroom teacher (year 1) = $60,545
Classroom teacher (year 9) = $91,567
PoliceProbation (years 1-2) = $61,318
Sergeant = $85,826
OtherDental Technician (year 1): $55,540
2 WA Industrial Relations Commission