More Mining Wage Increases in Australia
In the three months leading to February the average weekly full-time earnings for Western Australia rose to $1523, a rise of 2.2 per cent from the previous $1489.90.
The national average weekly earnings rose 1 per cent in the same three months for an annual rate of 3.8 per cent. The rise of the Western Australia wage is being driven by a staggering increase of earnings for workers in the mining sector.
Wages in the mining sector are now more than double earnings in food sectors such as restaurants and cafes as well as the retail sector. The average annual mining wage stood at $109,143 after growing 5.8 per cent in the year leading to February.
The national average wage stands at $68,018 after growing 3.8 per cent however the mining sector remains the highest paid industry in the country with earnings 60 per cent higher than the national average.
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