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:
- Get more detailed information about the changes (including examples) at Get set for a minimum wage increase.
- Use Find my award if you’re not sure which award applies to you
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