Junior pay rates

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 3.3% increase to minimum wages. The increase applies from 1 July 2017. Subscribe to email updates and we'll let you know when the new rates are available in our pay tools.

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A junior is an employee under 21 years of age. Use our Pay Calculator to calculate junior pay rates.

Juniors get paid a percentage of the relevant adult pay rate unless:

  • the award, enterprise agreement or other registered agreement doesn't have junior rates, or
  • they have completed an apprenticeship and are trade qualified.

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