This web site (http://www.livingin-australia.com/salaries-australia/) claims that the average australian wage is 68k per year. I've had a look at some other resources too and they all seem to use this figure.
I'm from Australia - and 68K Australian which is about 72K USD at the moment. That just sounds incredibly high for me. From purely personal experience, I would say someone that earns 68K would be doing pretty well and I would say that I live in a capital city that does better than most.
So is the average wage a reliable measure at all? And if it is reliable, how does it mean if it's high or if it's low?
How is it calculated? Does it take into account like every tax return or every person within the workforce? What about part time workers, the unemployed or millionaires?
Are there better measures that would give a much better indicator?