Waging war in battle
One in 10 full-time employees earned $2,364 or more per week in May last year, a new report has revealed.
of the sexes’ salaries
The report, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), also found however the same proportion of employees earned $738 or less per week and that men earned more than females across all categories.
Director of Labour Employer Surveys at the ABS, Mike Scott said the Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia report was released every two years and provided statistics on employee earnings and hours worked, broken down by industry, sex and State/Territory among others.
“We found that the highest average weekly total cash earnings reported for all employees were for managers ($1,926) and professionals ($1,438),” Mr Scott said.
“The lowest average weekly total cash earnings were reported for sales workers ($607), community and personal service workers ($707), and labourers ($779).”
Mr Scott said across industries, average weekly total cash earnings for all employees ranged from $539 in the accommodation and food services industry to $2,388 in the mining industry.
“In the mining industry, 63 per cent of full-time adult non-managerial employees earned weekly total cash earnings of more than $2,000 per week,” he said.
“Those employees who had their pay set by award only received the lowest average weekly total earnings ($634) compared with those employees who had their pay set by individual arrangement ($1,277) and collective agreement ($1,151).
“Of those paid by award only, the largest proportion were community and personal service workers (21 per cent).”
Mr Scott said average weekly total cash earnings for females were lower than for males across almost all variables.
“For all employees, male earnings were $1,343 compared with $904 for females, while full-time adult male employees received weekly total cash earnings of an average $1,472 compared with $1,226 for full-time adult females,” he said.
The full report can be accessed at this PS News link.
Edition 346, 29 January 2013