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Minimum wage increases announced

From 1 July 2022, the minimum wages will increase as follows:

  • Min wage for award-free employees will be $21.38 per hour or $812.60 per week (an increase of 5.2%)

  • Min award rates for award-covered employees will increase by 4.6% for individuals who earn at least $869.60 per week. Those who earn below this will increase their wage by $40 per week.

For a small group of awards (including the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2020 and Restaurant Industry Award 2020), these increases will be delayed until 1 October 2022. Click here for a list of these awards.

What do I need to do?

Check your rates of pay and allowances against the relevant Pay Rate Schedules below to ensure that you are not underpaying any employees. Where necessary, increase rates to the minimums outlined in the updated Pay Rate Schedule from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2022.

Don't forget to check employee's super payments, effective 1 July 2022 the superannuation guarantee contribution rate increased from 10% to 10.5%.

Our strategic partner Employsure has prepared the following detailed schedules.



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