This FACT indicates the average income of a full time employed person in each Australian capital. Australia enjoys a high standard of living, secured partly by a high minimum wage and a comparatively holistic welfare system. Average full-time salary of Australian workers reflects the standard of living in Australia. In 2016, the city with the highest average full time yearly income was Canberra, at $89,846. This may reflect the high percentage of public servants who reside in the country's capital. The lowest average full-time earnings were in Hobart, at $69,477 per year.