5 highest paying industries in Australia

By Andrew Harbison, CA Today

15 May 2017

Australia's five highest paying sectors have been revealed, with the mining industry paying out the best salary.  

A new report released by jobs website SEEK paints a positive picture for anyone working in the five highest paying industries in Australia, with all five on the list paying an average salary over $100,000.

The mining, resources and energy industry took the top spot with salaries averaging at $118,298 for workers in the sector.

Sarah Macartney, SEEK Spokesperson, said SEEK's highest paying industry results are very encouraging as they clearly show that the strength of the Australian labour market is being buoyed by a number of thriving industries offering well-paid job opportunities.

Sarah said: “It's interesting to see that mining, resources & energy is still Australia's highest paying industry on SEEK. The decline in job advertising associated with the mining downturn looks to have finally turned and earning prospects remain strong for those working in this industry.

“In Western Australia, this January, mining, resources & energy industry enjoyed the greatest advertising growth, with job ads on SEEK up 45% year on year.

“However, it's important to point out that while it is great to see high earning potential across industries that actual growth in advertised salary year to year has remained relatively flat." 

Five highest paying sectors in Australia

Source: SEEK


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