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Australia’s highest paying jobs

Australia’s highest paying jobs

Finding a well-paid job can be difficult, especially at a time when the Australian job market has been subdued and wage rises are at the slowest pace in 17 years.

And as a vast country, Aussie incomes can drastically differ across different states and cities.

While medical professional positions appear to dominate the list of the highest paying jobs, there is also broader representation from the legal, mining, financial and business industries.

Also read: Eight surprisingly high paid Aussie jobs

According to the Australian Taxation Office’s findings for 2012-13, these jobs take the top 10 spots for the highest annual salary.

1. Surgeon

Average annual salary: $361,202

Number of jobs: 3,570

2. Anesthetists

Average annual salary: $319,033

Number of jobs: 3,105

3. Internal medicine specialists

Average annual salary: $263,601

Number of jobs: 7,525

4. Financial dealer

Average annual salary: $219,213

Number of jobs: 5,090

Also read: 10 best Aussie careers for the next 10 years

5. Legal professions

Average annual salary: $192,189

Number of jobs: 2,645

6. Psychiatrists

Average annual salary: $186,778

Number of jobs: 2,610

7. Mining engineers

Average annual salary: $166,410

Number of jobs: 9,595

8. Other medical practitioners

Average annual salary: $166,025

Number of jobs: 30,455

Also read: How one Aussie working mum turned her financial life around

9. Chief executives and managing directors

Average annual salary: $152,364

Number of jobs: 146,355

10. Generalist medical practitioners

Average annual salary: $144,498

Number of jobs: 23,430

 

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