Fair Work Commission publishes 6 years of modern awards data

Fair Work Commission

The Fair Work Commission has today published the full data set of the Modern Awards Pay Database (MAP).

The database contains a comprehensive record of the dollar values for the minimum rates of pay, allowances and penalty rates in 121 modern awards and 34 modern enterprise awards and state reference public sector modern awards.

The Commission has released the data from 1 July 2015 up to 18 December 2020. The data will be released each year following the Annual Wage Review decision to adjust minimum wages.

The primary purpose of the MAP is to enable the Commission to update modern awards efficiently and accurately following each year’s Annual Wage Review decision.

The data are being made freely accessible to give researchers, payroll companies, other government agencies, unions, employer associations and other interested parties the opportunity to explore other potential uses for this material.

‘The public release of this data could lead to innovations that will help businesses interpret and apply modern awards more easily’ said the President of the Commission, the Hon. Justice Ross AO.

‘The MAP is just one of the ways the Commission is using regulatory technology to improve our services and provide a better experience for users’.

The Commission is seeking feedback from those using the MAP to help us improve the data we provide.

The data for each modern award is divided into 5 spreadsheets:

· awards

· classifications

· wage-related allowances

· expense-related allowances, and

· penalty rates.

To access the data, go to Modern awards pay database.

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