Unbridled Cynicism

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Minimum wage

I was curious so I tried to work it out. It is actually possible to earn less than “minimum wage” by being on an industry award wage that happens to be lower. I wonder how common that is, and how many people actually receive the minimum wage as-is.

It seems to be:

  • $656.90 per week
  • Which equates to $31,531 per year before tax
  • That’s about $29,000 after tax
  • Which is $604 in your pocket per week after tax