Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings (“AWOTE”) is a statistic used to index certain superannuation thresholds and a range of Commonwealth legislation including Child Support, Higher Education Funding and certain Excise Tariffs.
The figure used is the original release value for the middle month (i.e. May or November) of the relevant quarter, not later adjusted by trend.
- The month of May is used as the benchmark for the June quarter
- The month of November is used as the benchmark for the December quarter.
Current and recent AWOTE
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|2019||(due 15 August 2019)||(due 20 February 2020)|
The national minimum wage is determined annually and is used as the calculation base for certain benefits including Paid Parental Leave.
The 2017 National Minimum Wage from 1 July 2018– from 1 July 2018 the national minimum wage is $719.20 per week, calculated on the basis of a week of 38 ordinary hours, or $18.93 per hour and with a casual loading of 25%.
The high income threshold (being the amount of money earned by an employee before the relevant award stops applying to them) is $145,400 as of 1 July 2018.
The 2017 National Minimum Wage from 1 July 2017 is $694.90 per week with a casual loading of 25%.
The National Minimum Wage from 1 July 2016 is $672.70 per week with a casual loading of 25%.
The National Minimum Wage from 1 July 2015 is $656.90 with a casual loading of 25%.
The National Minimum Wage from 1 July 2014 is $640.90 with a casual loading of 25%.
The National Minimum Wage for 2013-14 is $622.20 per week with a casual loading of 24%
- Minimum Wages – Fair Work Australia
- National Minimum Wages Orders
- Earnings in Australia: a quick guide
- Monthly Statistical Bulletin
This page was last modified 2019-02-21