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Take-Home Pay in Australia

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Salary Before Tax
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Salary After Tax Enter salary
Salary Before Tax
your total earnings before any taxes have been deducted. Also known as Gross Income.
Salary After Tax
the money you take home after all taxes and contributions have been deducted. Also known as Net Income.
Total Tax Due
the sum of all taxes and contributions that will be deducted from your gross salary.
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Your Take-Home Pay:
Your Gross Salary:
Average Gross Salary: $ 4,282 / mo
Minimum Wage: $ 21.38 / h
Avg. Working Hours: 38 / week
Total Paid Leave: 30 / year
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%

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How to Use the Salary Calculator for Australia

Using the Australian salary calculator is easy! Simply enter your gross salary, choose if you're being paid yearly, monthly or weekly, and let our site do the rest. The calculator will work out how much tax you'll owe based on your salary.

When working out your take-home pay, the salary calculator assumes that you are not married and have no dependants. You may end up paying less if any tax credits or other deductions apply, but your calculator result will still give you a good indication of what you'll earn.

What Is a Good Salary in Australia?

What counts as a "good" salary in Australia will depend on where you live and what kind of lifestyle you want to lead. The average "median" annual income in Australia is $51,389. That's the midpoint of all recorded salaries, with half of working Australians earning more and half earning less. If you'd like to find out more, we included an entire section about the average salary in Australia below.

If you work in a major city like Sydney or Melbourne, you'll probably need to earn more to enjoy the same quality of life that would be cheaper to maintain elsewhere. That's because Sydney is the most expensive city in Australia, with Melbourne and the capital city of Canberra not that far behind.

Aside from the high earning city slickers, there are plenty of Australians who get by on the national minimum wage of $21.38 per hour. This equates to a weekly salary of $812.60 for a 38-hour work week. Continue reading to find out more about the minimum wage for Australia.

Taxes Included in This Australian Salary Calculator

When working out the effect of taxes on your pay, this Australian Salary Calculator takes into account a variety of major taxes and other deductions.

These include income tax, which is charged at a progressive rate. This means that you'll pay a higher percentage of tax as your income increases. The calculator also accounts for the Medicare Levy which is charged at 2% of your income and is put towards maintaining Australia's public health system. Finally, the salary calculator applies any basic tax offsets (also known as rebates) that you may be entitled to, including the low income tax offset (LITO).

The calculator does not take into account any student loan repayments or tax credits you may receive in respect of your children, but the result will still be a helpful starting point to demonstrate how much of your salary you'll be taking home.

To learn more about taxes in Australia and to calculate your personal liability, visit our Australia Tax Calculator page.

What Is the Minimum Wage in Australia?

According to official rankings, Australia has one of the highest national minimum wage in the world!

These days, most employers pay an annual salary — but all employees are entitled to earn at least the Australian minimum wage of $21.38 per hour. With a standard working week lasting a tiring 38 hours, the minimum wage is equal to a weekly salary of $812.60. That works out to monthly earnings of around $3,521 or a yearly salary of $42,255.

Once taxes and the Medicare Levy have been applied, a single person earning the Australian minimum wage can expect to take home $3,108 per month or $37,302 per year.

What Is the Average Salary in Australia?

The national average salary for Australia is $51,389 per year (median), but how much you're likely to earn will depend on a variety of other factors including where you work and what you do.

You're likely to earn a higher salary if you live and work near to Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory, where the median income is $66,594 per year. Conversely, the average annual salary in Tasmania is $47,352 so your earning potential might not be so high there.

If you do earn Australia's national average salary, you can expect to take home $43,422 per year, $3,618 per month, or $835 per week after taxes.

What is the Average Salary in Sydney? What is the Average Salary in Melbourne?

When looking for work, many Australians and migrants flock to the big cities in search of a large paycheck — and with good reason! Average earnings in Sydney and Melbourne are significantly higher than in many other parts of the country.

In Sydney, median weekly earnings are $1,300 per week, representing a monthly salary of more than $5,600 and yearly earnings of almost $70,000. After deducting taxes, the average single worker in Sydney takes home $53,811 yearly or $4,484 per month.

Rates remain high in Melbourne, where median weekly earnings top $1,200. That equates to a yearly salary of $62,400 or a monthly rate of $5,200. After taxes and other deductions a Melbourne worker can expect to take home $50,469 per year or $4,206 per month.

Take-Home Pay For Commonly Earned Salaries in Australia

While a new salary can seem attractive, knowing how much money you'll end up actually taking home after taxes and other deductions could help you to decide whether an offer is right for you. We've summarized the take-home pay for some of Australia's most common salaries in the table below.

Gross Income Take-Home Pay
Yearly Yearly Monthly Weekly Hourly
$40,000 $35,633 $2,969 $685 $18.03
$60,000 $48,933 $4,078 $941 $24.76
$70,000 $55,383 $4,615 $1,065 $28.03
$80,000 $61,933 $5,161 $1,191 $31.34
$100,000 $75,033 $6,253 $1,443 $37.97

Average Salaries in Australia by Industry

Want to know how much people earn in Australia? While national averages can help, it's useful to consider how much people earn based on the job they do. It's no surprise that doctors and lawyers typically earn more than supermarket workers and hospitality staff, but there are also significant differences within industries.

Here we've summarised how much you could earn in various industries as you (hopefully!) climb your way up the corporate ladder:

Healthcare

General Practitioner: $296,400
Therapist: $100,000
Nurse: $76,000
Care Worker: $59,319

Construction

Site Manager: $126,363
Engineer: $110,167
Electrician: $83,279
Laborer: $59,000

Finance

Finance Manager: $130,000
Business Analyst: $110,000
Accountant: $100,000
Administrator: $70,000

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