Wage Rates 2018 – from 1 July 2018

Due to a recent decision of the Fair Work Commission, some minimum wages rates under the AMSRO and NUW Market and Social Research Industry Agreement  2017-2020 have increased from 1 July 2018 (in red below).

All other minimum wage rates and allowances in the Industry Agreement remain the same.

The new minimum wages rates are as follows:

Minimum Pay rates from 1 July 2018 REGULAR REGULAR REGULAR CASUAL
CLASSIFICATION   Per Week Per Year Per Hour Per Hour
Employee on Commencement $753.50 $39,182.00 $19.83 $24.79
Market Research Interviewer $842.70 $43,820.00 $22.18 $27.73
Executive (Face-to-Face) Interviewer $902.98 $46,954.03 $23.76 $29.70
Face-to-Face Interviewer $902.98 $46,954.03 $23.76 $29.70
Executive (Telephone) Interviewer $865.07 $44,984.69 $22.76 $28.45
Support Employee less than 1 Year $819.40 $42,609.00 $21.56 $26.95
Support Employee thereafter $842.70 $43,820.00 $22.18 $27.73
Editor/ Coder/ Key-punch Operator $857.10 $44,569.00 $22.56 $28.20
Team Leader $902.98 $46,954.03 $23.76 $29.70
Field Supervisor $1,002.55 $52,133.33 $26.40 $32.97
Research Assistant $1,002.55 $52,133.33 $26.40 $32.97
Field Manager $1,126.57 $58,582.35 $29.64 $37.07
Research Officer $1,126.57 $58,582.35 $29.64 $37.07
Research Manager $1,607.38 $83,584.37 $42.31 $52.87

Please note that the 1 January 2019 increases to the Industry Agreement will absorb the five increases above to the extent that the January 2019 rates are at, or above, the level of 1 July 2018 wage rates.

If you have any questions or queries in relation to the FWC wage increases please contact Andrew Maher at CIE Legal on 0403 399 237 or Sarah Campbell, Executive Director on (02) 8017 6717.