Ultimate Australia Salary Guide for Jobseekers (2021) 

April 22, 2021

Salary Guide

Australia has some of the most competitive salaries in the world. Are you, however, being underpaid?

What is the average salary for your role?

We’ve put together this ultimate Australia salary guide to help you out. Use this as a salary checker, to benchmark your pay against everyone else in your industry.

This salary information can help you plan your expected salary, and negotiate a better compensation package for yourself. 🙂

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    Average salary in Australia in 2021, sorted by industry:


    Australia Salary: Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the minimum wage in Australia?

    According to the Fair Work Commission of Australia, Australia’s minimum wage stands at AUD 740.80 per week. The minimum wage for hourly employees is AUD 19.49 per hour.

    Should I state my expected salary in my resume? 

    In our Ultimate Resume Guide, we recommend that you avoid stating your expected salary in your resume

    Only bring up the topic of salary at the later stages of the interview process, when you have been given the job offer. Then, you can negotiate salary details with your employer.

    What is Australia’s personal income tax rate?

    Australia’s personal income tax follows a progressive tax system. The system has a wide range of marginal tax brackets across all income levels, starting at 19% for employees earning between AUD 18,201 and AUD 45,000, and 45% for employees earning above AUD 180,000.

    For the full personal income tax table, refer to this official table by the Australian Tax Office (ATO).

    How much salary do you need to pay income tax in Australia?

    Employees earning above AUD 18,201 per year are required to register a tax file.

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