Minimum Wage & Award Rises 2022

Taryn Heinrich

Following the Annual Wage Review 2022, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has made 2 announcements:

  • The National Minimum Wage will increase by 5.2%. The new hourly minimum wage will be set at $21.38 per hour
  • Award minimum wages will increase by 4.6%, for employees earning over $869.60 per week.
    The minimum Award wages for employees earning below $869.60 per week will increase $40 per week. This is based on 38 hours per week for a full-time employee.

This increase will apply to most industries from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2022.

Award increases for the following industries will be in effect from 1 October 2022:

  • Aviation industry
  • Tourism industry
  • Hospitality industry

If you are not sure which award applies to you, visit the Fair Work website to access the following tools and information:


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About The Author
Taryn Heinrich

Taryn’s passion is working with businesses and individuals to bring out their best. Taryn developed her HR generalist skills working on investigations, strategic planning, employment contracts, and developing and implementing HR policies and procedures.

Working closely with your business and employees, Taryn has a distinctive talent for setting people up with the tools they need to do their job safely and helping your business operate successfully. If you need help with anything HR related, Taryn is your go-to person!

On the weekend, you’ll find Taryn spending time with her family and friends – she’s always the first to arrive and the last to leave.

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