Minimum Wage Hits the $20 mark

New Rate: $20.00 from 1 April 2021

Posted on 1 April 2021

The Adult Minimum Wage was increased $20.00 from 1 April 2021, which works out to $160/day for a standard 8 hour day.

For an individual working full-time on the minimum wage (40 hours/week), earnings before tax will now be $708/week or $41600/year.

Minimum wage after tax comes to $668/week or $34,722/year, excluding benefits for eligible workers.

New Minimum Wage Rates as of 04/2021

Adult Minimum Wage$20.00 Per Hour
Starting-Out Wage$16.00 Per Hour
Training Minimum Wage$16.00 Per Hour


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