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Wage Rates 2020-2021

As a result of impending annual increases to the minimum wage rates in the Market and Social Research Industry Award 2010 (the Modern Award that underpins the MSR Industry Agreement as prescribed by the Fair Work Commission), new minimum pay rates apply for the Industry Agreement classifications highlighted in red in the table below.

These rates apply from the first full pay period after 1 November  2020.  All other rates in the Industry Agreement remain the same.

Pay rates from 1 November 2020
(including roles impacted by FWC increase highlighted in red)
CLASSIFICATIONPer Week $Per Year $Per Hour $Per Hour $
Employee on Commencement$789.68$41,063.25$20.78$25.98
Market research interviewer$883.19$45,925.88$23.24$29.05
Executive (Face-to-Face) Interviewer$939.46$48,850.97$24.72$30.90
Face-to-Face Interviewer$939.46$48,850.97$24.72$30.90
Executive (Telephone) Interviewer$900.02$46,802.07$23.68$29.60
Support employee first year$858.77$44,656.04$22.60$28.25
Support employee > 1 year$883.19$45,925.88$23.24$29.05
Editor/Coder/Keyboard operator$898.25$46,709.36$23.64$29.55
Team leader$940.37$49,705.86$24.75$30.93
Field Supervisor$1,043.05$54,239.52$27.46$34.30
Research Assistant$1,043.05$54,239.52$27.46$34.30
Field Manager$1,172.08$60,949.08$30.84$38.56
Research Officer$1,172.08$60,949.08$30.84$38.56
Research Manager$1,672.32$86,961.18$44.02$55.00

Download the wage rates table here:

The out of hours penalties remain at:

On a Public Holiday (as set out in clause 21 of this Agreement) – $15.86

Per hour – On any day between midnight and 8.00am – $7.91

Per hour – On Sunday between 9.00pm and midnight – $7.91

Per hour – The overtime rate will be the relevant minimum ordinary hourly rate plus – $7.26

The motor vehicle allowance is $0.81 per kilometer.

If you have any questions or queries in relation to the wage increases please contact Andrew Maher at CIE Legal on 0403 399 237.