Get set for a 2.5% wage increase

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 2.5% increase to minimum wages. The increase will apply from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2015.

The new national minimum wage will be $656.90 per week or $17.29 per hour for an employee over 21. The national minimum wage applies to employees who aren’t covered by an award or agreement.

For workers under 21, the hourly rates are as follows:

Under 16 years of age                 $6.36
At 16 years of age                          $8.18
At 1 7 years of age                         $9.99
At 18 years of age                       $11.81
At 19 years of age                       $14.26
At 20 years of age                       $16.89