Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold

All 457 visa holders are subject to a minimum income threshold. This is called a ‘market rate’ based minimum salary.

For visa holders this means:

  • the terms and conditions offered must be no less favourable to those provided to an Australian worker (performing equivalent work in the same workplace and location), and
  • the base rate of pay will be at least equivalent to the temporary skilled migration income threshold (TSMIT)

The base rate of pay does not include:

  • incentive payments
  • bonuses
  • loadings
  • allowances, or
  • overtime or penalty rates

As at 1 July 2015 the TSMIT is $53,900. This rate will increase in line with CPI.