6302.0 - Average Weekly Earnings, Australia, May 2017 Quality Declaration 
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PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR EARNINGS

In May 2017, the Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings was $1,686.00 in the Public sector. Private sector Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings was $1,503.90.

Table 4: Average Weekly Earnings, By Sector, Original, May 2017

May 2017
May 2016 to May 2017
$
% change

Australia
Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 543.20
1.8
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 605.60
2.1
All employees average weekly total earnings
1 179.00
1.6
Private Sector
Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 503.90
1.4
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 568.50
1.7
All employees average weekly total earnings
1 123.50
0.8
Public Sector
Full-time adult average weekly ordinary time earnings
1 686.00
2.8
Full-time adult average weekly total earnings
1 740.60
2.9
All employees average weekly total earnings
1 410.60
4.0



Looking at Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings for May 2017 in more detail:
  • the Full-Time Adult Male Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings were $1,784.70 in the Public sector, and $1,607.80 in the Private sector; and
  • the Full-Time Adult Female Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings were $1,594.50 in the Public sector, and $1,298.00 in the Private sector.

Graph Image for Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings, Full Time Adults by Sector, Original


For further earnings information related to sector, including a breakdown by sex, and estimates in Trend and Seasonally Adjusted terms, please refer to the time series spreadsheets in the downloads tab at the top of the page.