6306.0 - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2014 Quality Declaration 
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NON-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES

Analysis of estimates for all non-managerial employees provides an opportunity to compare hours paid for and hourly earnings of permanent or fixed term employees (full-time and part-time) as well as casual employees. This aids comparison by classifications of interest such as occupation, industry and method of setting pay at a consistent unit of quantity (i.e. hours and dollars per hour). It also allows analysis of the composition of weekly earnings. For example, average weekly total cash earnings may be identical for two categories of employees, however employees in one category may be paid for fewer hours per week and receive higher average hourly earnings.


Key results by category

Non-managerial employees received average weekly total cash earnings of $1,100.40. They were paid for an average 31.2 hours per week at an average hourly total cash earnings rate of $35.30.

Permanent full-time non-managerial employees were paid for an average 39.6 hours per week at an average hourly total cash earnings rate of $37.30 and received $1,477.90 average weekly total cash earnings. These employees comprised 54.9% of all non-managerial employees.

Permanent part-time non-managerial employees comprised 21.5% of all non-managerial employees. They were paid for an average 23.0 hours per week at an average hourly total cash earnings rate of $31.90, resulting in average weekly total cash earnings of $733.30.

Casual non-managerial employees comprised 23.5% of all non-managerial employees. These employees were paid for an average 19.2 hours per week at an average hourly total cash earnings rate of $29.00 to receive average weekly total cash earnings of $555.70.

Permanent full-time males represented 33.7% of all non-managerial employees. They were paid for an average 40.5 hours per week at an hourly cash rate of $39.10 to receive average weekly total cash earnings of $1,579.80.

Permanent full-time females represented 21.2% of all non-managerial employees. These employees were paid for an average 38.3 hours per week at an hourly cash rate of $34.40 to receive $1,316.20 average weekly total cash earnings.


Graph Image for Average Weekly Total Cash Earnings, Combined employment type and status for non-managerial employees, May 2014



Occupation

For all non-managerial employees, Professionals had the highest average hourly total cash earnings ($47.60), followed by Managers ($45.60). Managers were, on average, paid for more total hours per week than Professionals (37.3 hours and 32.0 hours respectively). As a result Managers received higher average weekly total cash earnings than Professionals ($1,702.10 and $1,523.50, respectively).

Sales workers had the lowest average hourly total cash earnings ($25.60) and were paid for the lowest average total hours per week (24.2 hours). As a result they also received the lowest average weekly total cash earnings ($618.20) of all occupation groups.

Labourers had the second lowest average hourly total cash earnings ($27.60) and were paid for an average 29.8 hours per week. As a result, they received higher average weekly total cash earnings ($822.50) than Community and personal services workers ($759.10), who received higher average hourly total cash earnings ($29.40) but were paid for fewer average total hours (25.8 hours).


NON-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES, Average weekly total hours paid for, Average hourly total cash earnings and Average weekly total cash earnings–Occupation, May 2014
AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL
AVERAGE HOURLY TOTAL
AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL
HOURS PAID FOR (hours)
CASH EARNINGS ($)
CASH EARNINGS ($)

Occupation
ESTIMATE
Managers
37.3
45.60
1,702.10
Professionals
32.0
47.60
1,523.50
Technicians and trades workers
37.9
35.00
1,328.60
Community and personal service workers
25.8
29.40
759.10
Clerical and administrative workers
31.5
31.60
994.00
Sales workers
24.2
25.60
618.20
Machinery operators and drivers
39.3
34.50
1,355.60
Labourers
29.8
27.60
822.50
All occupations
31.2
35.30
1,100.40
STANDARD ERROR
Managers
0.2
1.20
43.10
Professionals
0.2
0.40
15.70
Technicians and trades workers
0.4
0.70
34.20
Community and personal service workers
0.3
0.30
14.10
Clerical and administrative workers
0.2
0.20
8.40
Sales workers
0.4
0.40
16.20
Machinery operators and drivers
0.6
0.70
36.60
Labourers
0.5
0.50
25.40
All occupations
0.2
0.20
9.90



Industry

For all non-managerial employees, those in the Mining industry had the highest average hourly total cash earnings ($56.20) and average weekly total hours paid for (42.6 hours), resulting in the highest average weekly total cash earnings ($2,394.90).

Non-managerial employees in the Accommodation and food services had the lowest average hourly total cash earnings ($23.10) and average weekly total hours paid for (22.7 hours), resulting in the lowest average weekly total cash earnings ($524.00).


NON-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES, Average weekly total hours paid for, Average hourly total cash earnings and Average weekly total cash earnings–Industry, May 2014
AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL
AVERAGE HOURLY TOTAL
AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL
HOURS PAID FOR (hours)
CASH EARNINGS ($)
CASH EARNINGS ($)

Industry
ESTIMATE
Mining
42.6
56.20
2,394.90
Manufacturing
36.4
33.50
1,218.70
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
38.8
44.20
1,715.30
Construction
39.5
39.00
1,539.60
Wholesale trade
35.9
34.20
1,229.50
Retail trade
26.0
24.90
647.90
Accommodation and food services
22.7
23.10
524.00
Transport, postal and warehousing
37.1
34.70
1,284.80
Information media and telecommunications
34.2
41.80
1,427.80
Finance and insurance services
35.2
38.70
1,364.30
Rental, hiring and real estate services
32.9
31.50
1,036.40
Professional, scientific and technical services
33.2
39.60
1,317.60
Administrative and support services
30.9
32.40
1,002.80
Public administration and safety
34.6
39.60
1,372.50
Education and training
27.3
40.60
1,108.40
Health care and social assistance
28.4
36.50
1,034.20
Arts and recreation services
23.5
31.20
734.20
Other services
30.4
28.70
872.00
All industries
31.2
35.30
1,100.40
STANDARD ERROR
Mining
0.3
0.80
33.80
Manufacturing
0.5
0.90
39.10
Electricity, gas, water and waste services
0.5
0.80
33.20
Construction
0.6
1.40
74.60
Wholesale trade
0.6
1.90
70.70
Retail trade
0.4
0.40
17.60
Accommodation and food services
0.7
0.30
17.90
Transport, postal and warehousing
0.5
0.50
24.50
Information media and telecommunications
0.4
0.80
34.70
Finance and insurance services
0.6
1.10
38.60
Rental, hiring and real estate services
0.7
1.80
64.90
Professional, scientific and technical services
1.0
0.80
54.20
Administrative and support services
0.6
0.80
32.20
Public administration and safety
0.3
0.40
19.10
Education and training
0.3
0.40
15.30
Health care and social assistance
0.4
0.50
17.00
Arts and recreation services
1.1
0.60
43.10
Other services
0.7
0.60
28.30
All industries
0.2
0.20
9.90



Methods of setting pay

Amongst non-managerial employees, the most common method of setting pay was Collective agreement (43.5%). Employees paid by Collective agreement had the highest average hourly total cash earnings ($37.80), and were paid for an average 31.0 total hours per week. As a result these employees received average weekly total cash earnings of $1,170.90.

Employees paid by Individual arrangement accounted for 36.1% of non-managerial employees and received the highest average weekly total cash earnings of $1,240.80. They were paid for the highest average hours per week (33.8 hours) at an average hourly total cash rate of $36.70.

Employees paid by Award only had the lowest average hourly total cash earnings ($25.90), were paid for the lowest average total hours per week (27.1 hours) and received the lowest average weekly total cash earnings ($702.80). The employees accounted for 20.4% of all non-managerial employees.


NON-MANAGERIAL EMPLOYEES, Average weekly total hours paid for, Average hourly total cash earnings and Average weekly total cash earnings–Method of Setting Pay (a), May 2014
AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL
AVERAGE HOURLY TOTAL
AVERAGE WEEKLY TOTAL
HOURS PAID FOR (hours)
CASH EARNINGS ($)
CASH EARNINGS ($)

ESTIMATE
Award only
27.1
25.90
702.80
Collective agreement (b)
31.0
37.80
1,170.90
Individual arrangement (c)
33.8
36.70
1,240.80
All methods of setting pay
31.2
35.30
1,100.40
STANDARD ERROR
Award only
0.4
0.20
11.90
Collective agreement (b)
0.3
0.40
19.60
Individual arrangement (c)
0.2
0.30
15.30
All methods of setting pay
0.2
0.20
9.90

(a) The non-managerial employee population does not include owner managers of incorporated enterprises.
(b) Includes registered and unregistered collective agreements.
(c) Includes registered and unregistered individual arrangements.

For permanent full-time non-managerial employees, the most common method of setting pay was Individual arrangement (45.1%). For casual non-managerial employees, Award only (38.9%) was the most common method of setting pay.

The highest average hourly total cash earnings received by non-managerial employees were paid to permanent full-time males under a Collective agreement ($42.00). They were also paid for the highest average weekly total hours (41.1 hours), resulting in the highest average weekly total cash earnings ($1,725.20).