Salary for TSS visa and Market Salary rate

Minimum Salary Level

If you are intending to sponsor an overseas worker for a 482 TSS visa the salary for the nominated position must meet certain requirements. The remuneration must be above the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT). This threshold is set by the Department of Home Affairs each year and is currently $53,900 plus superannuation (9.5%). Other main requirement is that the proposed salary must be within the market rate for the role. This is to make sure that the applicant will be paid in line with Australian employees in comparable roles.

Important Note: Some occupations will be subject to caveats that set a minimum remuneration level that is above TSMIT.

If there is no equivalent Australian, it is recommended that you attach a comprehensive written statement outlining how you determined the annual market salary rate, particularly if:

  • the nominee’s salary is AUD$65,000 or less
  • the nominee’s salary package contains significant allowances and / or non-monetary benefits
  • the market salary evidence presented reflects a wide range of salary data, with potentially inconsistent information.

If the information you present indicates that the nominee will be paid less than the AMSR, the nomination will be refused unless the market salary information provided indicates that a ‘salary range’ applies to the position and a comprehensive statement has been provided explaining why a salary at the lower end of the range will be awarded to the nominee.