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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