The minimum wages rates under the proposed AMSRO and NUW Market and Social Research Industry Agreement 2017-2020 are due to increase on the first pay period on or after 1 January 2017.

The new minimum wages rates are as follows:

Pay rates from 1 January 2017
(including 2.5% increase)
REGULAR REGULAR REGULAR CASUAL
CLASSIFICATION Per Week Per Year Per Hour Per Hour
Employee on Commencement $722.32 $37,560.10 $19.00 $23.76
Market Research Interviewer $811.00 $42,171.94 $21.35 $26.70
Executive (Face-to-Face) Interviewer $885.27 $46,033.36 $23.29 $29.12
Face-to-Face Interviewer $885.27 $46,033.36 $23.29 $29.12
Executive (Telephone) Interviewer $848.11 $44,102.64 $22.31 $27.89
Support Employee 1st Year $785.56 $40,849.33 $20.67 $25.84
Support Employee > 1 Year $811.00 $42,171.94 $21.35 $26.70
Editor/ Coder/ Key-punch Operator $827.76 $43,044.60 $21.80 $27.24
Team Leader $885.27 $46,033.36 $23.29 $29.12
Field Supervisor $982.89 $51,111.11 $25.88 $32.32
Research Assistant $982.89 $51,111.11 $25.88 $32.32
Field Manager $1,104.48 $57,433.68 $29.06 $36.34
Research Officer $1,104.48 $57,433.68 $29.06 $36.34
Research Manager $1,575.86 $81,945.46 $41.48 $51.83
The out of hours penalties will increase to:

On a Public Holiday (as set out in clause 21 of this Agreement) – $14.98

Per hour – On any day between midnight and 8.00am – $7.48

Per hour – On Sunday between 9.00pm and midnight – $7.48

Per hour – The overtime rate will be the relevant minimum ordinary hourly rate plus $6.86.

The motor vehicle allowance is $0.78 per kilometre

For further information please contact: Andrew Maher, CIE Legal on (03) 9948 2454.