What Jobs Pay 2019-2020


The www.whatjobspay.com.au website is operated by Yorkcross Pty Ltd, and the website’s earnings statistics have been produced by Rodney Stinson, in whom copyright ownership is vested. They are put forward in good faith as a fair and reasonable guide to market-rate earnings for full-time workers by age in the selected occupations.


The compilation of the www.whatjobspay.com.au earnings would not have been possible without the statistics collected and supplied by the Australian Bureau of Statistics from a number of its long-running series. The most important of those series are the five-yearly Census, quarterly issues of the Labour Force survey, and annual supplementary surveys such as Characteristics of Employment (from 2014) and Employee Earnings, Hours, and Trade Union Membership (prior to 2014).


The online database has average weekly full-time earnings by occupation and age from 1988 to 2014. Earnings figures for the years before 1996 have slightly less than 300 occupations and groups, except for 1991, when the count is just over 340. From 1996 to 2010, more than 1,360 occupations and groups have their own earnings figures. From 2011, that rises to over 1,400 nationally. Where reliable earnings are available, each of the occupations and groups provides separate figures by age. Those with the fewest age-groups are found before 1996, after which the standard number increases to eight and then ten age-groups.


Earnings by occupation and age are given for five States from 2011 onwards. A significant proportion of smaller occupations do not have many or any reliable earnings figures in these States. When an occupation has no reliable earnings figures, a Find Job search will come up negative.


When an occupation has relatively or absolutely few full-time workers, no reliable full-time earnings are possible. In such cases searching Find Jobs in the database will not list those occupations. There are less than ten of them nationally, but the number increases at the State level, especially in the smaller States.


The online database, with its pay-per-report arrangement, was launched in June, 2013. Payment is via PayPal or through a Pre-Paid account.


last updated 3.6.2019