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The jobs with the biggest pay rises

Australian workers walking to work in the city.
Workers in these industries are getting the biggest pay rises, new data has found. (Source: Getty)

The jobs offering the biggest pay rises have been revealed, with some Aussie workers receiving a 6.2 per cent wage boost when starting a new job.

According to the SEEK data, advertised salaries on the platform increased by 4 per cent, year on year, and 0.4 per cent, month on month, in October.

SEEK senior economist Matt Cowgill said advertised salary growth was “treading water” and still lagged behind inflation.

“Although advertised salary growth remains solid, it’s not keeping up with the cost of living. It’s also not continuing to accelerate," Cowgill said.


The latest Wage Price Index showed wages were growing at an annual rate of 3.1 per cent, far behind the official rate of inflation at 7.3 per cent.

Jobs with the biggest wage growth

SEEK has revealed the industries with the biggest growth in advertised salaries for the year ending October 2022:

  1. Trades and services - 6.2 per cent

  2. Administration and office support - 5.6 per cent

  3. Design and architecture - 5.5 per cent

  4. Manufacturing, transport and logistics - 5.4 per cent

  5. Insurance and superannuation - 4.8 per cent

  6. Construction - 4.7 per cent

  7. ICT - 4.6 per cent

  8. Call centre and customer service - 4.6 per cent

  9. Mining, resources and energy - 4.6 per cent

  10. Accounting - 4.2 per cent

  11. Engineering - 4.0 per cent

  12. Hospitality and tourism - 4.0 per cent

  13. Retail and consumer products - 3.8 per cent

  14. Real estate and property - 3.8 per cent

The public service sector was the only industry that experienced a decline in advertised wages, year on year, with salaries going backwards by 1.5 per cent.

The latest Wage Price Index revealed that public sector wages were growing at half the rate of private sector wages. For the September quarter, the public sector rose 0.6 per cent, while the private sector rose 1.2 per cent.

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