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This page provides guidance on how to calculate your estimated annual earnings if required for a Registration of Interest (ROI).

Your earnings are one of many factors used to select ROIs for invitation. If you are living in Victoria and are currently unemployed, or not working in skilled employment, please enter $0 for your estimated annual earnings.

What can I include in my calculation?

Your estimated annual earnings should reflect the total compensation received as part of your employment.

You should include all estimated annual earnings from skilled employment before income tax deductions.

This includes:

  • wages,
  • payments while on leave,
  • penalties for weekends, public holidays, or work outside regular hours,
  • commissions, and
  • amounts applied or dealt with in any way on the person’s behalf or as the person directs (such as salary packaging).

This does not include:

  • mandatory employer superannuation contributions,
  • earnings from unskilled employment, such as: administrative roles, retail roles, machine operators, drivers, labourers, cleaners, social media advertising and non-formal employment (such as selling second hand or handmade goods, food and grocery delivery),
  • allowances,
  • bonuses (including sign-on bonus),
  • overtime,
  • scholarships,
  • reimbursements,
  • non-monetary benefits,
  • investment returns (both capital gains and dividend payments),
  • gifts,
  • gambling winnings, and
  • other types at our discretion.

Assessment considerations

Please keep the following in mind when calculating your estimated annual earnings.

  • If you have an annual salary, please use this figure. This figure should be pre-tax and exclude mandatory employer superannuation contributions.
  • If your earnings are on a part-time basis, note that the calculator will adjust them to reflect a full-time equivalent. Please use the adjusted figure provided by the calculator in your ROI.
  • At the time of assessment of your nomination application, you will be required to demonstrate your estimated annual earnings using the last 4 weeks of earnings.
    • If you cannot support the figure provided in your ROI, your nomination application may be refused.
    • If we assess that your employment is not skilled, your nomination application may be refused.
  • If you are employed in more than one job, only include your estimated earnings for your highest paying job, which meets the above considerations.
  • You can only include earnings from skilled employment in Victoria, or regional Victoria for subclass 491 visa applicants. Skilled employment includes any role that is at skill levels 1,2 or 3 in the relevant ANZSCO classification.
    • Skilled employment does not have to be in your nominated occupation, but your earnings must be from skilled employment.
    • For example, if your nominated occupation is Mechanical Engineer (ANZSCO skill level 1), you cannot include earnings from employment if you worked as a Truck Driver (ANZSCO skill level 4), but you could include earnings if you worked as a Mechanical Engineering Technician (ANZSCO skill level 2).

Annual earnings calculator

Select your employment basis *

Enter your earnings *

  • This number should not include bonuses, allowances, overtime or mandatory employer superannuation contributions.
  • If you earn penalties, they can be included. You should not provide an hourly rate in this case.
  • You should use the earnings estimate provided by this calculator in your Registration of Interest.
  • All annual earnings estimates will be assessed during the nomination application. The nomination application will be refused if you provide a higher estimate than your actual earnings.

  • This number should not include bonuses, allowances, overtime or mandatory employer superannuation contributions.
  • If you earn penalties, they can be included. You should not provide an hourly rate in this case.
  • You should use the earnings estimate provided by this calculator in your Registration of Interest.
  • All annual earnings estimates will be assessed during the nomination application. The nomination application will be refused if you provide a higher estimate than your actual earnings.

  • This number should not include bonuses, allowances, non-guaranteed income or mandatory employer superannuation contributions.
  • Casual employment is adjusted to take casual loading into account. This may be lower than your actual income.
  • You should use the earnings estimate provided by this calculator in your Registration of Interest.
  • All annual earnings estimates will be assessed during the nomination application. The nomination application will be refused if you provide a higher estimate than your actual earnings.

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Your earnings estimate for your ROI is: $result

You should use this number in your ROI. If selected, you will be required to support your earnings claims.

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