Pay rates

The Architects Award and other industrial awards set out minimum wages for those working in architectural practices. These incorporate minimum wage decisions handed down by the Fair Work Commission. The ACA provides annual updates to ensure businesses update wages in a timely manner and meet their obligations.


2020 Rates of Pay

19 October 2020

The 2020 Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees in architectural practices are applicable from 1 November 2020.

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Fair Work Commission Wage Decision 2020

22 June 2020

The Fair Work Commission has increased the national minimum wage and base rates of pay in modern awards by 1.75%. There will be a staged rollout of increases, with those relevant to the Architects Award to come into effect on 1 November 2020. Fair Work Lawyers Tom Earls provides an explainer.

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2019 Award Rates

4 May 2020

Updated Federal Industrial Awards pay rates for awards relevant to employees working in architectural practices.

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