How much super should you be paid?

Your employer must pay a minimum of 9% of your earnings base into your super account.

Generally, as an employee, your employer should be paying super for you if you are:

  •     aged 18 years or over but under 70, and;
  •     paid at least $450 (before tax) in a calendar month

If you are under 18, you are eligible for compulsory super guarantee if you work 30 hours or more a week. There are certain exclusions - for more information go to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) web site.  Contact your union or phone: 1300 4 UNION or email super@actu.org.au