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    Default Wages for a beauty therapists

    I've done my cert iv in beauty and just got my first job in a salon.
    She said she will pay me $15/hr and I need to supply my abn.
    So does that mean I'm a sub contractor?
    I'm thinking $15/hr is quite low.
    What are your thoughts?
    I'm in qld and I'm 31.
    I had a look on wage line and the minimum for a 20 year old at level 1 is $16.99

    Very confused.

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    I'm not sure but $15 p/h seems awfully low to me.

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    Even if that amount were legal, I'd run a mile. You will be shafted by them like there's no tomorrow.

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    Yeah that's what I thought its quite low. Even though I don't have salon experience I do have my certificate and i am over 30.
    And plus I have to provide my Abn so does that mean I pay my own tax?
    I'm quite happy to have junior rates but I think $15 per he is below jnr rates??

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    I would assume if you were going on wages she wouldn't have needed your ABN. Be careful because $15 per hour is nothing at all if you have to pay your own superannuation and holidays. I'd ask her for more information but personally I don't think $15 is worth working for TBH.

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    I thought if I was a sub contractor I should be paid more per hour than a casual employee?

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    $15 is ****poor! When I had my cert III and was working in a salon and I was only 18 I was getting $20ph! Personally I wouldn't except any less then $25ph at your age and with your qualifications.

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    I'm now thinking its cash in hand? Would you take $15/ht cash in hand?

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    If you need your own abn does that mean you also need to have your own insurances? Supply your own products and equipment?

    Also does it mean you are paid $15 for every hour in the salon or just the hours you are with clients? eg: you are there 8 hours, but only see four clients for a total of five hours, do you get paid for 5 or 8 hours work?

    If you are providing your own abn it means you are responsible for invoicing the owner to get paid (what payment terms ie 7/14/30 days from invoice date), out of that $15 you need to pay tax and super and probably insurances.

    Personally I'd run a mile ... if she's underpaying employees what other corners does she cut?

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    I'm not sure on the beauty industry.
    I am a hairdresser and get pain $15.50 an hour
    That's with a cert 4.


    It's rotten with the hours you have to work in a salon and what try expect from you

    Really it's better off working at McDonald's


 

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