Wage Averages in Australian Cities 2009


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Average Wages May 2009

Figures released on 13th August 2009 show the May 2009 average wages as follows:

Trend Estimates (before the addition of the 9% Super)

Full Time Adult earnings

  • Ordinary time earnings $1,197.50 pw ($62,270 pa)
  • Total earnings (inc overtime) $1,243.50 pw ($64,662 pa)

Full Time Total earnings

  • Male $1,346.10 pw (69,997 pa)
  • Female $1,074.80 pw ($55,890 pa)

Full-time adult total earnings rose by 5.6% for males and 5.0% for females, in the twelve months to May 2009


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Updated figures for average Full Time Adult earnings

Ordinary time change Total earnings (inc overtime) change
Trend
May-2008 $58,479 $61,199
May-2009 $61,838 5.74% $64,298 5.06%
May-2010 $65,328 5.64% $67,865 5.55%
Seasonally Adjusted
May-2008 $58,339 $61,027
May-2009 $61,911 6.12% $64,329 5.41%
May-2010 $65,161 5.25% $67,725 5.28%

The above data is calculated from the average weekly earnings figures supplied by the Australian Bureau of Statistics

The following chart displays the Median Salary by City for Australia, from payscale.com

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