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50 highest earning jobs in Australia revealed

Samantha Menzies
50 highest earning jobs in Australia revealed

Finding a well-paid job can be difficult, especially at a time of global uncertainty and a subdued job market, unless you know where to look.

Surgeons, legal officials, finance executives, cricketers, traders and metallurgists are just a few of the professions that have some of the highest incomes in the country.

According the latest Australian Taxation Office (ATO)’s statistics, neurosurgeons are the highest paid jobs for men, while judges fair the best wage for women.

Men Women
Neurosurgeon $577,674
Judge – law $355,844
Ophthalmologist $552,947
Neurosurgeon $323,682
Cardiologist $453,253
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon $281,608
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon $448,530
Futures trader $281,600
Gynaecologist; Obstetrician $446,507
Vascular surgeon $271,529
Otorhinolaryngologist $445,939
Gynaecologist; Obstetrician $264,628
Orthopaedic surgeon $439,629
Gastroenterologist $260,925
Urologist $433,792
Magistrate $260,161
Vascular surgeon $417,524
Anaesthetist $243,582
Gastroenterologist $415,192
Ophthalmologist $217,242
Diagnostic and interventional radiologist $386,003
Cardiologist $215,920
Dermatologist $383,880
Urologist $213,094
Judge – law $381,323
Surgeon – general $210,796
Anaesthetist $370,492
Medical oncologist $208,612
Cardiothoracic surgeon $358,043
Specialist physicians – other $207,599
Surgeon – general $ 357,996
Specialist physician – general medicine $207,225
Specialist physicians – other $344,860
Otorhinolaryngologist $200,136
Radiation oncologist $336,994
Dermatologist $195,030
Medical oncologist $322,178
Diagnostic and interventional radiologist $180,695
Securities and finance dealer $320,452
Cardiothoracic surgeon $175,500
Thoracic medicine specialist $315,444
Paediatric surgeon $175,314
Specialist physician – general medicine $315,114
Endocrinologist $174,542
Intensive care specialist $308,033
Member of parliament $173,331
Renal medicine specialist $298,681
Rheumatologist $169,409
Neurologist $298,543
Intensive care specialist $169,369
Financial investment manager $288,790
Emergency medicine specialist $165,786
Investment broker $286,530
Orthopaedic surgeon $159,479
Paediatric surgeon $282,508
Neurologist $155,217
Clinical haematologist $271,738
Renal medicine specialist $155,133
Futures trader $264,830
Psychiatrist $152,437
Endocrinologist $258,972
Clinical haematologist $147,970
Cricketer $257,527
Paediatrician $147,347
Rheumatologist $256,933
Securities and finance dealer $145,208
Dental specialist $253,442
Dental specialist $140,505
Magistrate $246,737
Actuary $136,819
Equities analyst; Investment dealer $245,826
Radiation oncologist $135,678
Paediatrician $239,405
Financial investment manager $134,481
Stock exchange dealer Stockbroker $238,192
Petroleum engineer $133,315
Psychiatrist $234,557
Mining production manager $133,061
Emergency medicine specialist $232,595
General medical practitioner $129,834
Member of parliament $232,093
Thoracic medicine specialist $127,645
Pathologist $224,378
Stockbroker $124,433
Company secretary – corporate governance $218,432
Paving plant operator $123,281
State governor $212,652
Mining engineer $119,564
Actuary $196,144
Tribunal member $119,219
Sports physician $187,468
Occupational medicine specialist; Public health physician; Sports physician $118,310
Petroleum engineer $185,808
Geophysicist $117,575
General medical practitioner $184,639
Chief executive officer; Executive director; Managing director; Public servant – secretary or deputy secretary $116,855
Chief executive officer; Executive director; Managing director; Public servant – secretary or deputy secretary $181,849
Engineering manager $116,732
Mining production manager $179,439
Metallurgist $110,359