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Jobs boom: 7 industries paying up to $100k desperate for workers

Various people working different jobs.
There are more jobs available in Australia than ever before. (Source: Getty)

There is a jobs boom happening in Australia, with 50 per cent more jobs available now than pre-pandemic.

The latest SEEK employment data shows last month, job ads increased on the site by 5 per cent from February.

This comes as job ads were up 38 per cent since last year and more than 50 per cent since 2019.

“Last month, once again, we had the most job ads on site in SEEK’s 25-year history,” SEEK ANZ managing director Kendra Banks said.

“If that sounds familiar it’s because that has been true every month this year, with January, February and now March each lodging record job ad numbers.

“This makes for an increasingly tight job market and while interest among candidates remains consistent, as indicated by candidate visits to site staying strong, the low levels of applications per ad, which fell a further 4.5 per cent, are not matching the persistent demand for talent.”

Industries desperate for workers

All 28 industries recorded an annual rise in job ads from March 2021 to March 2022 and all except two; Consulting & Strategy and Farming, Animals & Conservation, increased month on month.

The top three industries were Trade & Services, followed by Hospitality & Tourism and Healthcare & Medical.

Job ads in Education & Training, which have been on the rise since August last year, rose another 9.5 per cent in March and are now 89.7 per cent above pre-pandemic levels in March 2019.

“Job ads are up in almost every industry compared to the previous month, the previous year and pre-pandemic times,” Bank said.

“Roles in Trades & Services continue to be the most prevalent on site, and have been for many months, proving that skilled tradies, particularly those in automotive trades, labourers and electricians, remain in high demand.”

Chart showing National SEEK Job Ad percentage change by industry (March 2022 vs February 2022) – Ordered by job ad volume.
Chart showing National SEEK Job Ad percentage change by industry (March 2022 vs February 2022) – Ordered by job ad volume. (Source: SEEK)

What do these industries pay?

Of the industries that are most in need for workers, all have fairly substantial annual salaries, according to data from talent.com.

The average trades salary in Australia is $68,250 per year or $35 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $58,500 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $100,008 per year.

The average electrician salary in Australia is $84,244 per year or $43.20 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $73,125 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $126,750 per year.

The average mechanic salary in Australia is $74,456 per year or $38.18 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $65,748 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $102,375 per year.

The average labourer salary in Australia is $61,008 per year or $31.29 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $52,163 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $77,303 per year.

The average healthcare salary in Australia is $101,490 per year or $52.05 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $72,936 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $146,379 per year.

The average hospitality salary in Australia is $70,000 per year or $35.90 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $54,937 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $105,119 per year.

The average tourism salary in Australia is $97,838 per year or $50.17 per hour. Entry-level positions start at $77,829 per year, while most experienced workers make up to $148,068 per year.

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