Salary in Australia

In Australia, as you know, salaries are very high and in one year you cannot just earn money but also save a few thousand dollars. It’s also true that Down Under a beer costs $8, a coffee $4 and for a single room in a central or semi-central suburb of Melbourne it’s hard to get away with paying less than $350 per week in rent.

You need to consider that you have to earn as much as you spend. The minimum wage is $17.29 per hour, to which you must add Superannuation, a kind of pension that the employer pays monthly in a fund dedicated to Superannuation. The worker can redeem it only if they leave Australia forever or when they retire. Often, Australians open up an investment fund for the Superannuation and retire with $500.000 AUD if all goes well, in addition to receiving a monthly pension.

Talking about Australian salaries, legally, those who are sponsored, must receive a minimum salary of $54,000 AUD plus Superannuation. It is not bad, if you consider that excluding taxes the pay is approximately $3,500 per month just a bit less than $1,00 AUD per week. Another difference between and Australia, is that in Australia you pay rent every 7 days but you get paid as well every 7 days. The minimum salary is 2,300 Euros per month. The average wage in Australia is $1,500 per week, as said by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, a sort of an Australian ISTAT. There are some required professional occupations and others less required and then jobs that require night shifts or work during weekends or public holidays, and in these cases the hourly wage is doubled.

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Average salary in Australia per year

  • Dishwasher: $45,000
  • Waiter: $45,000
  • Pizza maker: $47,000
  • Bricklayer: $52,000
  • Mechanic: $53,000
  • Farm Job: $54,000
  • Trucker: $56,000
  • Tiler: $57,000
  • Architect: $60,000
  • Teacher: $76,000
  • Nurse: $80,000
  • Engineer: $82,000
  • Miner: $100,000
  • Doctor: $110,000

The source is Payscale, an interesting website where you can find wages in Australia and even worldwide. These salaries refer to the gross pay, excluding Superannuation. Moreover, it is important to stress that these figures are the average salaries in Australia, so with some extra work and work during weekends, they can greatly increase.

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