junior wage

A junior wage is a lower minimum pay rate set for younger, less experienced workers as outlined in relevant awards or agreements. The rate is usually a percentage of the wage that applies to an adult employee.

Junior wages apply to employees under a certain age, usually under 21. These wages are a percentage of the adult pay rate and increase incrementally as the young worker gets older. This system acknowledges the varying levels of experience and responsibility between younger and mature workers.

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