Minimum wage workers to benefit from July pay rise

by | Jun 6, 2024


  • Australians earning minimum wage while working full-time will get an extra $33 per week from July
  • The minimum wage will increase to $24.10 per hour, or $915.91 per week, based on a full-time 38 hour working week
  • That translates to an annual salary of around $47,600
  • Minimum award wages have also been lifted, meaning the pay increases will benefit around one in five workers – about 2.6 million people
  •  The minimum wage will increase by 3.75 per cent, consistent with the forecast return of inflation to below three per cent
  • Unions wanted a five per cent increase, while business groups wanted between two and three per cent
  • As wage rises can influence inflation, the FWC did not want to raise award wages “by an amount significantly above the inflation rate”, which was up 3.6 per cent in March
  • Low-income earners will also benefit from tax-cuts in the 2024/25 budget that also come into effect in July

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