National Minimum Wage and Modern Award Rate – 1 July 2022

By Justin Lilleyman

Following their annual review, the Fair Work Commission (the “FWC”) has made a number of changes, including changes to the national minimum wage, modern award rate and high income threshold that took effect as of 1 July 2022.

The FWC’s wage panel is required to review annually the national minimum wage and modern award rates. As of 1 July 2022, the national minimum wage has increased by 5.2% to $812.60 per week ($21.38 per hour). This higher national minimum wage will apply from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2022.

The minimum modern award rates has also increase by 4.6%, subject to a minimum increase of $40 per week based on a 38-hour week for a full-time employee. With the exception of some modern awards in the aviation, hospitality and tourism industries, the increased rate will be effective from 1 July 2022.

The minimum wages for Employees covered by the Real Estate Industry Award 2020 are:

Employee classificationMinimum weekly rate(full-time employee) Minimum hourly rate
 $ $
Real Estate Employee Level 1 (Associate Level)—first 12 months of employment at this level849.60 22.36
Real Estate Employee Level 1 (Associate Level)—after first 12 months of employment at this level894.50 23.54
Real Estate Employee Level 2 (Representative Level)940.90 24.76
Real Estate Employee Level 3 (Supervisory Level)1035.00 27.24
Real Estate Employee Level 4 (In-Charge Level)1082.20 28.48

The minimum wages for Employees covered by the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2020 are:

ClassificationMinimum weekly rate
(full-time employee)
Minimum hourly rate
Level 1—Year 1861.4022.67
Level 1—Year 2902.1023.74
Level 1—Year 3929.9024.47
Level 2—Year 1940.9024.76
Level 2—Year 2958.3025.22
Level 3993.8026.15
Level 41043.6027.46
Level 51086.0028.58

CCIWA, Business Law WA and REEFWA has taken all reasonable care in preparing this document. The contents of this document do not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Specific advice for your situation should be sought from CCIWA, Business Law WA or a professional adviser before any action is taken.

Neither REEFWA, CCIWA nor Business Law WA accept responsibility for any claim that arises from any person acting or refraining from acting on the information contained in this document.

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