How much super do I pay a casual employee?

Superannuation guarantee

In Australia, employers are generally required to make superannuation contributions for their eligible employees, including casual staff. When it comes to working out how much super you need to pay a casual employee, you must first look at at the superannuation guarantee rate.

The superannuation guarantee (SG) rate is a percentage of an employee's ordinary time earnings, and it is set by the government. As of July 2023, the SG rate is 11%. However, this is scheduled to gradually increase over time.

  • July 2024 - the SG rate is scheduled to be 11.5%
  • July 2025 - the SG rate is scheduled to be 12%

So, for the period of July 1, 2023 to July 1, 2024, the SG rate for eligible employees, including casual employees, is 11% of their ordinary time earnings. Employers must make contributions to the employee's chosen superannuation fund in accordance with this rate.

It's essential for employers to stay up-to-date with the current SG rate and compliance requirements, as they can change over time. You can check the latest information on the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website.

How much super do I pay a casual employee?

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