There is a minimum wage in Australia, which gets updated each year on 1st July.
Currently, the national minimum wage is $772.60 per week, for a 38 hour week, or $20.33 per hour.
But apart from this standard national minimum wage, there is a separate minimum wage for each industry and job in Australia.
Unfortunately, many international students don’t know some of these laws and rules and they get exploited at work.
So went to Fair work Australia website, checked every possible award rates for the most popular part-time and casual jobs that our international student community do in Australia.
In this article, we are going to look at the current pay rates in Australia for some of the most popular casual & part-time jobs.
Before we look at the pay rates, here are few points to keep in mind:
- These rates are correct as on 30th March 2022.
- Although, these pay rates gets updated only once or twice a year but If you want the updated rates, please check Fairwork Australia.
- These rates are for the lowest grade of employment
- All these rates are for the employees aged above 21 years of age.
- Some of the positions has been selected for specific industries but these positions could be available in other industries under different award rate, so please make sure to check your award rate as per your agreement with your employer.
What's in this guide ?
Fast food cashier pay rate
Under Fast Food Industry Award (MA000003), Level 1 fast food cashiers are paid $22.33 per hour (for full-time and part-time employees) and $27.91 per hour (for casuals).
Security guard pay rate
Under the Security Services Award, Level 1 security officers are paid $22.84 per hour (for full-time and part-time employees) and $28.55 per hour (for casuals).
Cleaner pay rate
Under the Cleaning Services Award (MA000022), Level 1 cleaners are paid $21.71 per hour (for full-time), $24.97 per hour (for part-time) and $27.14 per hour (for casuals).
Food and beverage attendant pay rate
Under the Restaurant Industry Award (MA000119), Level 1 food and beverage attendants are paid $20.92 per hour (for full-time and part-time employees) and $26.15 per hour (for casuals).
Aged care worker pay rate
Under the Aged Care Award (MA000018), Level 1 aged care workers are paid $21.62 per hour (for full-time and part-time employees) $27.03 per hour (for casuals).
Event staff pay rate
Under the Amusement, Events and Recreation Award (MA000080), Introductory level are $20.33 per hour (for full-time and part-time employees) $25.41 per hour (for casuals).
Labourer pay rate
Under the Building and Construction General On-site Award (MA000020), Level 1 (CW/ECW 1) (level a) General Labourer working in Construction industry are paid $28.13 (for casuals).
Retail assistant pay rate
Under the General Retail Industry Award (MA000004), Level 1 retail assistants are paid $22.33 per hour (for full-time and part-time employees) $27.14 per hour (for casuals).
Removalist pay rate
Under the Road Transport and Distribution Award (MA000038), Grade 1 employees are paid $21.53 per hour (for full-time and part-time employees) $26.91per hour (for casuals).
Receptionist pay rate
Under the Clerks – Private Sector Award (MA000002), Level 1 employees are paid $21.62 per hour (for full-time and part-time employees) $27.03 per hour (for casuals).
If you are unsure about your pay rate and would like to check it, here is a step-by-step guide on how to check your pay rate correctly in Australia: