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IF YOU WORK IN RETAIL, CHECK YOUR PAY TODAY.

Make sure you're getting the right pay.

Find your correct pay rate

How much should you be getting paid?

Select from the drop-down options below to calculate your base pay rate and weekend penalty rates you are entitled to under the General Retail Industry Award from 1st July 2018.

These rates are for workers covered by the General Retail Industry Award only. Check to see if you’re covered by an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) negotiated by your union here.

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Your pay is:

  • Hourly Rate:
    $32.45
  • Saturday Rate:
    $32.45
  • Sunday Rate:
    $32.45

Pay rate doesn’t look right? Check to see if you are covered by an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

Are you being paid what you deserve? We push for better wages for everyday Australians. Find out how the Union for Retail, Fast Food and Warehousing workers can help protect your rights and pay, now and into the future.

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How much should you be getting paid?

Select from the drop down options below to calculate your base pay rate and weekend penalty rates you are entitled to.

These rates are for workers covered by the General Retail Industry Award only. Check to see if you’re covered by an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) negotiated by your union here.

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Permanent employee hourly rates
Casual employee hourly rates
Classification
Base Hourly Rate
Mon-Fri after 6pm & all day Saturday
Sunday
Public Holiday Hourly Rate
Ordinary Casual Hourly Rate
Saturday
Sunday
Percentage of Base Hourly Rate
100%
125%
180%
225%
125%
135%
185%
Retail Employee
Level 1
$20.79
$25.99
$37.42
$46.78
$25.99
$28.07
$38.46
Retail Employee
Level 2
$21.28
$26.60
$38.30
$47.88
$26.60
$28.73
$39.37
Retail Employee
Level 3
$21.62
$27.03
$38.92
$48.65
$27.03
$29.19
$40.00
Retail Employee
Level 4
$22.04
$27.55
$39.67
$49.59
$27.55
$29.75
$40.77
Retail Employee
Level 5
$22.94
$28.68
$41.29
$51.62
$28.68
$30.97
$42.44
Retail Employee
Level 6
$23.28
$29.10
$41.90
$52.38
$29.10
$31.43
$43.07
Retail Employee
Level 7
$24.44
$30.55
$43.99
$54.99
$30.55
$32.99
$45.21
Retail Employee
Level 8
$25.43
$31.79
$45.77
$57.22
$31.79
$34.33
$47.05
Permanent employee hourly rates
Casual employee hourly rates
Classification
Base Hourly Rate
Mon-Fri after 6pm & all day Saturday
Sunday
Public Holiday Hourly Rate
Casual Hourly Rate
Saturday
Sunday
Percentage of Base Hourly Rate
100%
125%
180%
225%
125%
135%
185%
Retail Employee
Level 1
$9.35
$11.69
$16.83
$21.04
$11.69
$12.62
$17.30
Retail Employee
Level 2
$9.58
$11.98
$17.24
$21.56
$11.98
$12.93
$17.72
Retail Employee
Level 3
$9.73
$12.16
$17.51
$21.89
$12.16
$13.14
$18.00
Retail Employee
Level 4
$9.92
$12.40
$17.86
$22.32
$12.40
$13.39
$18.35
Retail Employee
Level 5
$10.32
$12.90
$18.58
$23.22
$12.90
$13.93
$19.09
Retail Employee
Level 6
$10.47
$13.09
$18.85
$23.56
$13.09
$14.13
$19.37
Retail Employee
Level 7
$11.00
$13.75
$19.80
$24.75
$13.75
$14.85
$20.35
Retail Employee
Level 8
$11.45
$14.31
$20.61
$25.76
$14.31
$15.46
$21.18
Permanent employee hourly rates
Casual employee hourly rates
Classification
Base Hourly Rate
Mon-Fri after 6pm & all day Saturday
Sunday
Public Holiday Hourly Rate
Casual Hourly Rate
Saturday
Sunday
Percentage of Base Hourly Rate
100%
125%
180%
225%
125%
135%
185%
Retail Employee
Level 1
$10.39
$12.99
$18.70
$23.38
$12.99
$14.03
$19.22
Retail Employee
Level 2
$10.64
$13.30
$19.15
$23.94
$13.30
$14.36
$19.68
Retail Employee
Level 3
$10.81
$13.51
$19.46
$24.32
$13.51
$14.59
$20.00
Retail Employee
Level 4
$11.02
$13.78
$19.84
$24.80
$13.78
$14.88
$20.39
Retail Employee
Level 5
$11.47
$14.34
$20.65
$25.81
$14.34
$15.48
$21.22
Retail Employee
Level 6
$11.64
$14.55
$20.95
$26.19
$14.55
$15.71
$21.53
Retail Employee
Level 7
$12.22
$15.28
$22.00
$27.50
$15.28
$16.50
$22.61
Retail Employee
Level 8
$12.72
$15.90
$22.90
$28.62
$15.90
$17.17
$23.53
Permanent employee hourly rates
Casual employee hourly rates
Classification
Base Hourly Rate
Mon-Fri after 6pm & all day Saturday
Sunday
Public Holiday Hourly Rate
Casual Hourly Rate
Saturday
Sunday
Percentage of Base Hourly Rate
100%
125%
180%
225%
125%
135%
185%
Retail Employee
Level 1
$12.47
$15.59
$22.45
$28.06
$15.59
$16.83
$23.07
Retail Employee
Level 2
$12.77
$15.96
$22.99
$28.73
$15.96
$17.24
$23.62
Retail Employee
Level 3
$12.97
$16.21
$23.35
$29.18
$16.21
$17.51
$23.99
Retail Employee
Level 4
$13.22
$16.53
$23.80
$29.75
$16.53
$17.85
$24.46
Retail Employee
Level 5
$13.77
$17.21
$24.79
$30.98
$17.21
$18.59
$25.47
Retail Employee
Level 6
$13.97
$17.46
$25.15
$31.43
$17.46
$18.86
$25.84
Retail Employee
Level 7
$14.67
$18.34
$26.41
$33.01
$18.34
$19.80
$27.14
Retail Employee
Level 8
$15.26
$19.08
$27.47
$34.34
$19.08
$20.60
$28.23
Permanent employee hourly rates
Casual employee hourly rates
Classification
Base Hourly Rate
Mon-Fri after 6pm & all day Saturday
Sunday
Public Holiday Hourly Rate
Casual Hourly Rate
Saturday
Sunday
Percentage of Base Hourly Rate
100%
125%
180%
225%
125%
135%
185%
Retail Employee
Level 1
$14.55
$18.19
$26.19
$32.74
$18.19
$19.64
$26.92
Retail Employee
Level 2
$14.90
$18.63
$26.82
$33.53
$18.63
$20.12
$27.57
Retail Employee
Level 3
$15.13
$18.91
$27.23
$34.04
$18.91
$20.43
$27.99
Retail Employee
Level 4
$15.43
$19.29
$27.77
$34.72
$19.29
$20.83
$28.55
Retail Employee
Level 5
$16.06
$20.08
$28.91
$36.14
$20.08
$21.68
$29.71
Retail Employee
Level 6
$16.29
$20.36
$29.32
$36.65
$20.36
$21.99
$30.14
Retail Employee
Level 7
$17.11
$21.39
$30.80
$38.50
$21.39
$23.10
$31.65
Retail Employee
Level 8
$17.80
$22.25
$32.04
$40.05
$22.25
$24.03
$32.93
Permanent employee hourly rates
Casual employee hourly rates
Classification
Base Hourly Rate
Mon-Fri after 6pm & all day Saturday
Sunday
Public Holiday Hourly Rate
Casual Hourly Rate
Saturday
Sunday
Percentage of Base Hourly Rate
100%
125%
180%
225%
125%
135%
185%
Retail Employee
Level 1
$16.63
$20.79
$29.93
$37.42
$20.79
$22.45
$30.77
Retail Employee
Level 2
$17.03
$21.29
$30.65
$38.32
$21.29
$22.99
$31.51
Retail Employee
Level 3
$17.29
$21.61
$31.12
$38.90
$21.61
$23.34
$31.99
Retail Employee
Level 4
$17.63
$22.04
$31.73
$39.67
$22.04
$23.80
$32.62
Retail Employee
Level 5
$18.35
$22.94
$33.03
$41.29
$22.94
$24.77
$33.95
Retail Employee
Level 6
$18.62
$23.28
$33.52
$41.90
$23.28
$25.14
$34.45
Retail Employee
Level 7
$19.55
$24.44
$35.19
$43.99
$24.44
$26.39
$36.17
Retail Employee
Level 8
$20.35
$25.44
$36.63
$45.79
$25.44
$27.47
$37.65
Permanent employee hourly rates
Casual employee hourly rates
Classification
Base Hourly Rate
Mon-Fri after 6pm & all day Saturday
Sunday
Public Holiday Hourly Rate
Casual Hourly Rate
Saturday
Sunday
Percentage of Base Hourly Rate
100%
125%
180%
225%
125%
135%
185%
Retail Employee
Level 1
$18.71
$23.39
$33.68
$42.10
$23.39
$25.26
$34.61
Retail Employee
Level 2
$19.15
$23.94
$34.47
$43.09
$23.94
$25.85
$35.43
Retail Employee
Level 3
$19.45
$24.31
$35.01
$43.76
$24.31
$26.26
$35.98
Retail Employee
Level 4
$19.83
$24.79
$35.69
$44.62
$24.79
$26.77
$36.69
Retail Employee
Level 5
$20.65
$25.81
$37.17
$46.46
$25.81
$27.88
$38.20
Retail Employee
Level 6
$20.95
$26.19
$37.71
$47.14
$26.19
$28.28
$38.76
Retail Employee
Level 7
$22.00
$27.50
$39.60
$49.50
$27.50
$29.70
$40.70
Retail Employee
Level 8
$22.89
$28.61
$41.20
$51.50
$28.61
$30.90
$42.35
Permanent employee hourly rates
Casual employee hourly rates
Classification
Base Hourly Rate
Mon-Fri after 6pm & all day Saturday
Sunday
Public Holiday Hourly Rate
Casual Hourly Rate
Saturday
Sunday
Percentage of Base Hourly Rate
100%
125%
180%
225%
125%
135%
185%
Retail Employee
Level 1
$20.79
$25.99
$37.42
$46.78
$25.99
$28.07
$38.46
Retail Employee
Level 2
$21.28
$26.60
$38.30
$47.88
$26.60
$28.73
$39.37
Retail Employee
Level 3
$21.62
$27.03
$38.92
$48.65
$27.03
$29.19
$40.00
Retail Employee
Level 4
$22.04
$27.55
$39.67
$49.59
$27.55
$29.75
$40.77
Retail Employee
Level 5
$22.94
$28.68
$41.29
$51.62
$28.68
$30.97
$42.44
Retail Employee
Level 6
$23.28
$29.10
$41.90
$52.38
$29.10
$31.43
$43.07
Retail Employee
Level 7
$24.44
$30.55
$43.99
$54.99
$30.55
$32.99
$45.21
Retail Employee
Level 8
$25.43
$31.79
$45.77
$57.22
$31.79
$34.33
$47.05

Your rights at work

  • 1 in 3

    international students and backpackers are paid about half the legal minimum wage.

  • There are approx.

    1.2 Million

    retail workers in Australia.

  • On average, retail
    workers work

    3.9 hours

    of unpaid overtime each week.

BUT DID YOU KNOW?

You must be paid for all time worked - it's the law.

Workers often do extra hours or work through paid breaks without getting paid. You should be paid for all time worked - it's the law - an extra 5 or 10 minutes here or there adds up over time.

If you're required to wear a specific uniform - your employer must pay for it.

If your work has a specific uniform that you're required to wear - such as Company branded clothing or apparel from the store - then your employer should supply the uniform at no cost.

Employers must pay superannuation contributions.

Countless workers miss out on superannuation payments each year. Employers are required to pay superannuation contributions to all employees over the age of 18 years who earn more than $450 per month & employees under 18 who work more than 30 hours per week. This applies whether they are full-time, part-time or casual.

You should get a payslip every time you're paid.

Many workers don't get pay slips or forget to keep them. You should receive a pay slip from your employer every time you're paid. It's important to keep pay slips in case you're underpaid.

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