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National minimum wage in Australia with effect from July 1, 2014

Item Amount in Australian Dollars (A$) or in percentage (%)
National minimum wage 16.87 A$/hour or $640.90 per week
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Special national minimum wage 1: applies to disabled adults where disability DOES NOT affect productivity $640.90 per week (before tax), or $16.87 per hour.
Special national minimum wage 2: applies to disabled adults where disability DOES affect productivity Adults whose productivity is affected by their disability are paid a percentage of the national minimum wage, set in accordance with Schedule A to the National Minimum Wage Order.
Special national minimum wage 3: applies to junior employees.  The minimum wage for junior employees is a % of the national minimum wage and it reflects age as follows: Minimum hourly rate
<16 years: 36.8% $6.21
16 years:   47.3% $7.98
17 years:   57.8% $9.75
18 years:   68.3% $11.52
19 years:   82.5% $13.92
20 years:   97.7% $16.48
Special national minimum wage 4: applies to  apprentices.The minimum wage for apprentices is a % of the national minimum wage and it reflects their progression as follows: The minimum wage for apprentices is a % of the national minimum wage and it reflects their progression as follows:
1st year: 55% $9.28
2nd year: 65% $10.97
3rd year: 80% $13.50
4th year: 95% $16.03
Special national minimum wage 5: applies to a trainee who is not an apprentice Minimum wage varies with years of schooling. Currently it varies from A$287.90 – A$585.80 per week. The minimum wage for a trainee is set in schedule E of the Miscellaneous Award 2010.

*level is reviewed but not necessarily increased every year