Annualised salaries

Minimum wage increase for some awards from 1 October 2022

Minimum wages in 10 awards in the aviation, tourism and hospitality sectors increase from 1 October 2022.

Our pay tools, information and resources have been updated with the new pay rates and allowances.

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Minimum wages increased for all other awards from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2022.

Learn more and check if your award is affected at Minimum wage increase for some awards from 1 October 2022.

Annualised wage arrangements for restaurant and hospitality workers

From 1 September 2022, new annualised wage arrangement rules in the Hospitality Award and Restaurant Award apply. Visit Annualised wage arrangements for restaurant, cafe and hospitality workers.

Find out about annual salaries and how they can be arranged.

Annual salary requirements

An annual salary can't be less than the minimum entitlements an employee is entitled to under the award or registered agreement that applies and the National Employment Standards.

The requirements that need to be met when agreeing to an annualised salary can be outlined in an award, employment contract, enterprise agreement or other registered agreement.

An employer and employee can agree that an annual salary covers entitlements like:

  • minimum weekly wages
  • penalties
  • overtime
  • allowances
  • annual leave loading.

Find out the rules in your award about making an annual salary agreement by selecting from the list below.

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Best practice tip

Check your employment contract for details of any annual salary arrangements.

Records of annual salary arrangements

Salary agreements should be documented in writing, and identify which entitlements are included in the payment.

The employer and the employee should keep a copy of the agreement.

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