2022 Architects Award Pay Rates

30 June 2022

The 2022 Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to architectural practice are applicable from 1 July 2022. Download the new rates today!

The award rates below incorporate the minimum wage decision handed down by the Fair Work Commission in late June 2022.

This year, modern award rates will increase by 4.6%, subject to a minimum increase of $40 per week (based on 38 hours per week). This means that there is a proportionately higher increase in wage rates for lower paid employees. In practice, Award rates below $869.60 before 1 July 2022 will increase by $40 per week, and award rates above this amount will increase by 4.6%.

Note: these are minimum rates required to meet your practice’s obligations under the relevant Award and the National Employment Standards. (The new national minimum wage is $812.60 or $21.38 per hour.)

Award pay rates valid from 1 July 2022

Download the updated pay rate summaries below.


(Note that there was some confusion with the Architects Award student rates over 21 years of age and bachelors with a pathway to masters. These have now been adjusted after clarification from the Fair Work Commission)

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For reference purposes, see the 2021–2022 pay rates here.