Australian contractors face falling pay

 

Writing for the Australian edition of Lifehacker and drawing on research conducted by Monash University, Angus Kidman says one in four “independent professionals” took a pay cut last year and almost half say they expect they’ll need to be more flexible about their rates.

Kidman’s Contract Workers Are Seeing Pay Decline follows on from his What’s Happened To Your Salary In The Last Decade? which notes average Australian salaries climbed last year, which implies freelance and contract workers are falling behind full-time employees.