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Super guarantee

Contributions at 9.5%

How to calculate superannuation

The easiest way to calculate your Superannuation Guarantee (SG) entitlement is to use the calculator below. Remember to enter income before tax – but after you’ve deducted any salary sacrifice amount. Super Guarantee contributions are payable quarterly. The funds may take a few days to appear in your super account.

If you earn $54,030 per quarter or more, you’ll need to check with your employer how much superannuation they are paying into your fund. The maximum SG that an employer is legally required to contribute is the equivalent of 9.5% of a person's salary up to a maximum salary of $54,030 per quarter, which works out to be $5,132.85 per quarter (that is $20,531.40 SG for the year).

How much superannuation do I pay/get paid?

Your employer must pay 9.5% of your ordinary time earnings (OTE) into your super fund. For Super Guarantee purposes, your OTE is usually the amount you earn from your ordinary hours of work. It includes: 

  • Shift loadings and allowances
  • Commissions
  • Some bonuses

Overtime payments however are usually not included.

The super contributions have to be shown on your pay slip. You can also log on to your super fund’s website to see them or wait for your annual statement.

Contractors and the Super Guarantee

If you’re a contractor paid entirely or principally by one company for your work, then you’re considered an employee for super purposes and, as such, entitled to super guarantee contributions under the same rules as employees.

Super Contribution Calculator

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Please note: The answers you get from this tool are based solely on the information you provide. Calculations are only estimates of potential superannuation eligibility and assume no change to hours worked or remuneration received and may not equate with the eligibility period for the calculation of superannuation entitlements. You must check the information you enter is correct, as we will not be held accountable for any incorrect calculations.