6305.0 - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, Preliminary, May 1998
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 10/12/1998
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Almost 1 employee in 8 earns $1000 or more per week - ABS
About 12% of employees earned $1,000 or more per week in May 1998, according to preliminary figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This compares to about 1 in 10 employees in May 1996.
While about 20% of male employees earned $1,000 or more per week, only 4% of female employees reached this level of earnings.
Average weekly total earnings of employees was $609.10 in May 1998, with 25% of employees earning more than $797 and another 25% earning $351 or less.
Full-time adult non-managerial employees, who make up the majority of employees, received average weekly total earnings of $738.60, 8.1% higher than the average in May 1996. This included an average $46.60 per week for overtime.
These employees were paid for an average of 39.8 hours per week, with 1.7 hours of this being paid overtime.
Male full-time adult non-managerial employees recorded higher average hours of paid work per week (40.8 hours) than female employees (38.3 hours), due mainly to more overtime worked. They also received higher average weekly total earnings of $792.50, compared with females ($657.80).
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Details are in Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, Preliminary, May 1998 (cat. no. 6305.0) which is available from ABS bookshops. Main features from the publication can be found on this site. Final figures will be published in March 1999.
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