Please find below the updated Industry Agreement wage rates and allowances for 1 January 2018.

They have increased 2% since January 2017.

Please note that the Market Research Interviewer rate was increased in July this year because the NES statutory minimum rates overtook the Agreement rates.  The latest increase for that classification is therefore less than 2% – as the July 2017 increase will absorbed by the January 2018 increases.

Pay rates from 1 January 2018
(including 2% increase)
REGULAR REGULAR REGULAR CASUAL
CLASSIFICATION Per Week Per Year Per Hour Per Hour
Employee on Commencement $736.77 $38,311.30 $19.38 $24.24
Market Research Interviewer $827.22 $43,015.38 $21.78 $27.23
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 $801.27 $41,666.32 $21.08 $26.36
Support Employee thereafter $827.22 $43,015.38 $21.78 $27.23
Editor/ Coder/ Key-punch Operator $844.32 $43,905.49 $22.24 $27.78
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
The out of hours penalties will increase to:

On a Public Holiday (as set out in clause 21 of this Agreement) – $15.28

Per hour – On any day between midnight and 8.00am – $7.63

Per hour – On Sunday between 9.00pm and midnight – $7.63

Per hour – The overtime rate will be the relevant minimum ordinary hourly rate plus – $7.00

The motor vehicle allowance is $0.80 per kilometre