Did you know that Australia has award rates that vary between industries? These pay rates, unless your employer has a registered agreement, are the minimum you can be paid for completing your job.

In light of the recent Guardian article stating that “more than 60% of international students are underpaid” we wanted to highlight this crucial information about award rates.

The Pay Calculator on the Fair Work Australia website helps you figure out the rate required for your role and determine if you are being paid correctly.  

By selecting your industry, employment level, age and type of employment the calculator will break down the rate of pay you should be receiving and time periods when you are eligible for penalty rates.

Head to the Fair Work Ombudsman website to complete the calculator for yourself and to learn more about fair working conditions in Australia.

Read our article Don’t be Exploited – How to Talk to Your Boss About Getting Higher Pay