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4172.0 - Arts and Culture in Australia: A Statistical Overview, 2011  
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EMPLOYEE EARNINGS AND HOURS

Data pertaining to the earnings of wage and salary earners by occupation is available from the ABS (2011e) publication Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2010 (cat. no. 6306.0). Results from the May 2010 Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours indicate that Arts professionals who worked as full-time employees (excluding those who were self-employed), worked an average of 38.6 hours per week and had weekly earnings of $990. Media professionals worked an average of 38.0 hours per week and received weekly earnings of $1,481. Printing trades workers worked an average of 37.3 hours per week for weekly earnings of $1,028. By comparison, all wage and salary earners worked an average of 38.1 hours per week with earnings totalling $1,211.

For more detailed occupation data, the 2006 Census of Population and Housing would be a more appropriate source.

5.9 FULL–TIME ADULT NON–MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES(a), Earnings and hours(b) - May 2010

Males
Females
Total
$
hours
$
hours
$
hours

Arts professionals
994
38.7
948
38.1
990
38.6
Media professionals
1 627
38.2
1 328
37.7
1 481
38.0
Printing trades workers
1 028
37.3
1 037
37.4
1 029
37.3
All occupations
1 274
38.4
1 118
37.5
1 211
38.1

(a) Selected cultural occupations based on ANZSCO (First edition 2006)
(b) Average weekly total earnings and hours paid for ordinary time. Comprises regular wages and salaries in cash, including amounts salary sacrificed. Excluded are non-cash components of salary packages, over-time payments, retrospective pay, pay in advance, leave loadings, severance pay, and termination and redundancy payments.
Source: Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2010 (cat. no. 6306.0)




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