Little to complain about
Many Aussies might like to complain that we don’t get paid enough and pay too much tax but figures show there’s not much to whinge about.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) tracks both the average wage earnings and taxation figures for each of its 35-member countries and Australia comes in sixth spot when it comes to net wages.
We earn on average $US41,655 (about $56,000) after paying 24.4% in taxes. We pay a little less in taxes than the OECD average of 25.5%. Basically, in Australia the average take-home pay of a single worker, after tax and benefits, is 75.6%, compared with the OECD average of 74.5%.