13 August 2009

Western Australia annual wages tops in country

Full-time workers in Western Australia are the highest earners in the country according to new research.

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Workers in Western Australia earn more than any other state in Australia.

The average annual wage of a worker in Western Australia (WA) is AU$70,886.

CommSec calculated the average annual using latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, which showed average weekly full-time wages grew by 6.1 per cent to $1,196.50 in the 12 months to May.

The ABS said it's the highest annual rise since August 2005.

The average annual wage in Western Australia  had risen the most compared to other states with an increase of 7.5 over the year.

The average annual wage in South Australia rose by 7.4 per cent to $58,552, Tasmania grew by 6.4 per cent to $55,869, Queensland up by 6.3 per cent to $58,906, New South Wales up 6 per cent to $62,873 and Victoria was up by 5.4 per cent to $60,726.

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