The ABS released its biannual Average Weekly Earnings figures for November 2014, well ahead of the rate of inflation.
In the year to November 2014 in trend terms Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings (OTE) increased by 2.7 percent to $1,476.30.
The Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Total Earnings in November 2014 were $1,539.40, a rise of 2.7 percent from the same time last year.
The growth in average female full-time OTE was clearly slower at just 1.7 percent.
The state level private sector data showed that average full-time total earnings in original terms jumped 5.3 percent higher year-on-year in New South Wales.
There was a surprisingly strong uptick in full-time total earnings in Western Australia too.