AMSR Annual Market Salary Rate criteria ensures that overseas workers are paid same as an Australian worker would be paid.
For Subclass 482 and Subclass 494, the nominating employer must show the Department of Home Affairs that it will pay the nominee same salary as it would pay to any other Australian citizen or permanent resident worker.
Employers who want to nominate workers who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents, for subclass 482, subclass 186 or subclass 494 must meet certain salary and employment condition requirements. These requirements are specified to ensure that:
If the overseas worker will be paid an annual salary less than A$250,000 you need to show:
The Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) is currently A$53,900. Both the AMSR for the nominated position and the guaranteed annual earnings you will pay to the worker must be at least as much as the current TSMIT. The TSMIT does not include any non monetary benefits such as car or accommodation. Such benefits must be paid in addition to the TSMIT.
The Annual market salary rate (AMSR) is determined by looking at what you would pay to an equivalent Australian citizen or permanent resident workers, enterprise agreements or industrial awards, job outlook information, advertisements for the last 6 months in the same location, remuneration survey or advice from unions or employer associations. The following process may be followed to determine AMSR:
The AMSR is what you are paying this worker.
If the worker's salary is based on an enterprise agreement or industrial award, you will need to provide the following:
If there is no relevant agreement or award, or you are paying your Australian citizen or permanent resident employees above the award rate, you will need to provide the following:
Please Note the following:
You will need to provide the following:
You will need to explain how you used relevant information to determine what the equivalent Australian citizen or permanent resident worker will be paid. The evidence can include at least two of the following:
You must determine and then show the Department of Home Affairs what the annual market salary rate is. You will need to explain how you used relevant information to determine what the equivalent Australian citizen or permanent resident worker will be paid. The required evidence could include at least two of the following:
Salary being offered to the prospective employee in Labour Market Testing for Subclass 482 visa must comply with the Annual Market Salary rate.
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