During your working life, it’s expected that your pay will rise as you gain more experience in your chosen profession.
It should be noted that different industries will pay differently. The report is based on the overall weekly pay average for each age group.
So, let’s break down the numbers.
Average weekly wage
The report found the average weekly pay for a full-time worker in Australia was $1,463.
A full-time male worker will, on average, earn $1,810,90 a week. For a woman, that drops to $1,515.60 a week.
20 and under
The average salary of under 20s in Australia is $383.70 per week, which adds up to $19,952 per year.
21-34 year olds
The median salary for 21-34-year-olds in Australia is $1,127.60 per week, which works out to $58,635 per year.
35-44 years old
The average salary for Australian workers in the 35-44-year-old age group is $1,503.70 per week or $78,192 per year.
45-54 years old
Earnings for 45-54-year-olds are slightly higher at $1,544.20 per week, which is $80,298 per year.
55 and older
Australians aged 55 and over can expect to earn a median of $1,373.40 per week, which is $71,416 per year, slightly below the 45-54 age bracket.
The workforce typically also becomes smaller as employees in this group reach their early sixties.