Have you wondered about how much pay you should sell your website skills for? Well there is an excellent free resource which can help you to discover how much you could expect to earn in many website related jobs in many global regions. RobertWalters is a global recruitment agency and they have been busy publishing a salary survey for a number of years which covers various regions from around the globe over. Pay rate guides in their 2013 edition are available for download through the above link and individually cover Australia - Belgium - China - France - Hong Kong - Ireland - Japan - Luxembourg - Malaysia - New Zealand - Singapore - South Africa - Spain - Switzerland - Thailand - The Netherlands - United Kingdom and the United States.
This is the link to the Australian wage/salary survey.pdf which will give you the pay details for adelaide, brisbane, melbourne, perth and sydney. You will want to locate the section of the guide that lists vocations on Information Technology in your city. This will then let you know what to expect as a pay rate for your skills.
The national minimum wage for an Australian adults is $15.96. But how much above the plebians are your skills worth?
2013: Well, 2012 was a little more exciting. The average working Aussie had a wage that was knocking on the door of $99,000. Yes, each and every working man [and now that we have our first (non-elected) proud-to-be-a-woman-with-power female Prime Minister, this probably applies to women too]. However, we are only at $93,133 [circa $47.15 per hour] according to the mycareer website at his writing. And for those of you in IT, you should be making at least $40,000 the general average of the IT pay scale being around $101,000. Much, much more if you know your stuff.
Of course, as long as the Aussie public keep refusing to trust and build up the small businesses in the small businesses sector, we can watch the finance and public institutions drive this average wage base to even higher astronmical heights until there is no such thing as small business at all. Sadly, this is a problem that appears to be afflicting the Western World which is now accelerating toward super-capitalism. This, of course is another name for super-communism. In each scenario, a minor percentage of the population dictate the wherewithal of the remaining population, a Tyranny if you will. Any man should be free to participate or not to participate in the activities in his society. Public enforement fines [parking, speeding etc.], should be based on a percentage of ones true income if they are to have any meaning at all. A speeding fine is about $350 (i think). This is more than one weeks welfare. To be fair, one who made $100,000 a year should be fined $2,000+ to create the same ecconomic sense of remorse on this offender. Many public [social] institutions suffer not because of the lack of funding, but because of wages meted out to staff those organizations. This creates a snowball effect on other public sector employees [I can re-define these people as overpaid work-for-the-dole recipients] which is then mirrored in public-private organisations [public transport, energy, water, waste, commnunication etc. -organisations which offer a service that should be public, not private (and avoiding corporate tax).]. This in turn, creates dollar inflation [or devaluation as the case may be] which, inturn, then creates the need for our "real" private business to try and find a way to match this event driven pay rate elevation or risk losing their staffs to these public (and public-privatized) service groups. Now, to compete this picture, make sure you support and buy built-to-last-a-few-years-only products that are not manufactured in your country.
YOU make democracy work by using local butchers, fruiterers, bakers and tailors etc. Next, make sure you only vote for local candidates that you personally can easily research and have a track record of supporting the local issues which are most dear to you. It is clearly evident that the two party preferred system of nearly every westernized country has lost contact with their local communities and instead are pushing some strange agenda which shuts down manufacturing and drives up the cost of "basic" living.
This shared and "civilized" world you were born into came with the inalienable right and responsibility for you to help create a world where the greedy and/or wealthy-but-insane people are minimalized in their ability to harm the lives of those that are here and now and those yet to join us in this life [kiddies and grand-kiddies etc.]. Start by "stop using the supermaket for all your needs". Note: The labourer is worthy of his hire.
2011: The abs (Aussie Bureau of Stats) have the year 2011 beginning at approximately $1300.00 dollars per week for the average Aussie. That's roughly $68,000 per annum or $34.20 per hour. We can deduce from this ABS statistic that if you are not earning this amount or more, your contribution to this country can be deemed as being below par so you should lift your game or talk to your boss.
2000: The abs also report that the average income in 2000 was about $725 per week, ($19.05 per hour or $37,500 per annum) so many of you that have been locked into the same job for a number of years should probably consider the advantages of modernizing your skill set and asking fo a raise.