What Jobs Pay 2019-2020

Terms and Conditions

The earnings figures in the database on www.whatjobspay.com.au are the intellectual property of Rodney Stinson. © Rodney Stinson 2019 All Rights Reserved


The Australian Bureau of Statistics owns the copyright of the ASCO and ANZSCO Dictionaries, as well as the meta-data extracts of job duties and occupational titles. Their use is permitted through the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia License.


All other content on www.whatjobspay.com.au is the intellectual property of Yorkcross Pty Ltd.


Yorkcross Pty Ltd and Rodney Stinson reserve the right to update or change the website contents at their discretion and without notice, and to make changes to the Terms and Conditions by including such changes in the website’s statement of Terms and Conditions.


Neither Yorkcross Pty Ltd nor Rodney Stinson makes any warranties or representations as to the suitability of the www.whatjobspay.com.au earnings figures for any particular purpose other than providing a fair and reasonable guide to average weekly full-time earnings by occupation and age in a specific year, taking into account the nature of the data sources and the methodology giving rise to such earnings figures.


The individual or organisation obtaining the earnings figures in a Report, and any third party or parties to whom they are subsequently made known, are solely responsible for relying on or acting on the earnings figures.


The Report is supplied as a PDF file on the What Jobs Pay webpage.


Permitted uses — you may

  • search the online database
  • select and view retrieved information
  • obtain for yourself or your organisation, through one of the payment paths, a Report with information from the online database
  • open and print the Report or download and print the Report
  • cite or quote the information in the Report, as permitted by the fair dealing clauses of the Copyright Act 1968 [Commonwealth of Australia]



Prohibited uses — you may not:

  • download or print more than one copy of the Report
  • publish or distribute, or otherwise make available,  a copy or copies of the Report in print or digitally, whether or not for sale or favour
  • reproduce or store information from the Report, in part or in whole, by digital or mechanical means including emailing, storing on a network server or website, photocopying, scanning, and electronic information storage without the express prior permission of the copyright owner


Illustrative Uses — if permitted or not


A rehabilitation provider has a set of templates which its staff and contractors use to save time when writing their own reports. Is it all right to put earnings figures for one or more occupations into a template of this kind? No is the short answer. It can only be done lawfully with the prior written permission of the copyright owner and an acknowledgement to that effect included in the template and the professional’s report.


I want to include a copy of the Report in my own report in a medico-legal case. Is that a permitted use? Yes, attaching a copy, even of the whole Report, is in this instance a permitted fair use in Australian copyright law, coming under the broad heading of public administration.


My employer has asked me to train new staff in vocational assessments. Am I allowed to make or distribute a printed or digital copy of the Report for training purposes? This is not a permitted use, unless you obtain written permission from the copyright owner beforehand. The fair use exceptions for educational purposes pertain to educational institutions.


In my thesis I need to quote the www.whatjobspay.com.au earnings figures. Is that okay? Yes, this is a straight-forward fair use for the purpose of research and study.


A not-for-profit organisation wants to help the unemployed and disadvantaged workers to improve their career prospects by compiling hard statistics on employment and earnings? Can they legitimately quote the www.whatjobspay.com.au earnings figures in print and digital copies they create or just on their website? The hard answer is no to all of these uses, because all are publications of copyright material. However, the copyright owner’s permission is likely to be given, but this must be obtained in writing prior to the proposed publication/s.


To save money, I share the costs of Reports with another contractor who is a friend, and we give each other (and no-one else) a copy. Is this a fair use, seeing employers won’t pay for the necessary earnings figures for our work? Even such a limited kind of copying is not a permitted use of the earnings figures. The copying is for commercial purposes, and if the earnings figures are included in a report identified to a third party, it too would be in breach of copyright law.


Our company is thinking of putting the earnings figures in its in-house database that brings together handy information for staff. Is this a problem? It is because it is not a permitted fair use under the Copyright Act 1968. It is a breach of the copyright owner’s rights, when express prior permission has not been obtained.