Pay rates before 1 July 2014

Our pay calculators will help you find pay rates for periods before 1 July 2014. The calculators are for employees of:

Modern awards began on 1 January 2010. New pay rates were phased in over 4 years until modern award rates applied in full from 1 July 2014. Most modern awards had ‘transitional arrangements’ that gave employers and employees time to adjust to the changes.

Why use a calculator?

Transitional arrangements can be difficult to understand. Our pay calculators below help you calculate past pay rates for employees, based on the industry they work in and/or their employment status:

Paycheck Plus - the employer is a constitutional corporation

To calculate pay rates before 1 July 2014 for employees of constitutional corporations use Paycheck Plus.

Information you will need

Before you start using PayCheck Plus, you need to know whether the business employed staff before 27 March 2006.

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For more information on how to use PayCheck Plus, view our videos below:

PayCheck Plus for employers:

PayCheck Plus for employees:

 

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Pay Rates Calculator - the employer is a non-constitutional corporation

The Pay Rates Calculator works out base pay and penalty rates for employees of non-constitutional corporations.

Who can use Pay Rates Calculator?

Employers and employees can use the Pay Rates Calculator if they were covered by:

Information you will need

Before you start using Pay Rates Calculator, you need to know:

  • the modern award that covers the job
  • the pre-modern award that would have covered the job before 1 January 2010 - use Award Finder external-icon.png to help with this.

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Base rates calculators - building and plumbing industry

The Pay Rates Calculator doesn't cover employees in the building or plumbing industries who were under a transitional award.

Use our base rate calculators if you were covered by transitional awards and are in the building and plumbing industry.

Information you will need

Before you start using the base rate calculators, you need to know the pre-modern award that would have covered the job before 1 January 2010 - use Award Finder external-icon.png to help with this.

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Casual base rate calculator - building and construction industry

The Building and Construction Award Casual Base Rate Calculator can be used to calculate pay rates for casual employees covered by the Building and Construction Award.

Information you will need

Before you start using the base rate calculator, you need to know:

  • the pre-modern award that would have covered the job before 1 January 2010 - use Award Finder external-icon.png to help with this
  • if the employee was daily hire or weekly hire
  • the employee's classification under the Building and Construction Award and the pre-modern award.

Go to the Building and Construction Award Casual Base Rate Calculator - pay rates before 1 July 2014 (XLS 839KB).

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Casual teachers calculator

The Casual Teacher Calculator can be used to calculate full day, half day and quarter day pay rates for casual teachers who are:

  • covered by the Educational Services (Teachers) Award
  • located in:
    • Australia Capital Territory
    • New South Wales
    • Queensland
    • Victoria
    • Western Australia.

Information you will need

Before using the calculator you will need to know:

  • the name of the award that applied before 1 January 2010
  • the current classification level of the teacher under the Educational Services (Teachers) Award
  • the classification of the teacher before 1 January 2010
  • how many years of training the teacher has
  • the number of days worked by the teacher in a week.

When using the Casual Teacher Calculator, remember that:

  • classification levels need to be matched correctly for pay rates to appear
  • the calculator provides rates of pay for a number of years, so make sure you look at the right one.

Go to the Casual Teacher Calculator (XLSX 1.2MB).

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Trainee wage calculators

An employee must have been registered external-icon.png as a trainee to have been paid trainee wages. They can’t have been paid as a trainee just because they were new to a job.

Use our trainee wage calculators to find base pay rates for trainees in common industries.

Information you will need

Before you start using a trainee wage calculator, you need to know:

  • the modern award that covers the job
  • the pre-modern award that would have covered the job before 1 January 2010 - use Award Finder external-icon.png to help with this
  • information about the training package and the certificate level of the qualification the trainee did - the registered training organisation or the Australian Apprenticeships Centre external-icon.png can help with this
  • when the trainee finished secondary school and the highest level they completed.

You shouldn't use the calculators if:

  • the business was previously covered by a transitional award, a Division 2B State award, or the Queensland Order - Apprentices' and Trainees' Wages and Conditions
  • the trainee did a school-based traineeship
  • the trainee did a certificate 4 qualification.

Click on the link to go to the industry you want to know about:

If you can’t use these calculators or are in a different industry, contact us.

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Mistakes can happen. The best way to fix them usually starts with talking.

Check out our Help resolving workplace issues section for practical advice on:

  • figuring out if a mistake has been made
  • talking to your employer or employee about fixing it
  • getting help from us if you can't resolve it.

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