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Top 10 most in-demand jobs in Australia paying up to $210,000

·Personal Finance Editor
·2-min read
Jobs: Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and people crossing a busy street in the Sydney CBD.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is launching the Jobs and Skills Summit next month. (Source: Getty)

Australia’s workforce is changing and there are a number of industries in desperate need for more workers.

In the lead-up to next month’s Jobs and Skills Summit, the Government has revealed some of the most in-demand jobs over the next five years.

Some of them are paying the big bucks, while others are in need of a wages boost to attract much-needed staff.

Top 10 jobs in need of workers

Here are the top 10 most in-demand jobs in Australia and the average salary for each, according to data from SEEK.

  1. Construction managers - between $130,000 and $210,000

  2. Civil engineering professionals - between $80,000 and $130,000

  3. Early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers - between $70,000 and $80,000

  4. Registered nurses - between $75,000 and $85,000

  5. ICT business and systems analysts - between $90,000 and $130,000

  6. Software and applications programmers - between $90,000 and $110,000

  7. Electricians - between $70,000 and $110,000

  8. Chefs - between $60,000 and $70,000

  9. Child carers - between $50,000 and $60,000

  10. Aged and disabled carers - between $50,000 and $60,000

The top 10 list has a diverse range of opportunities, with some even fetching major pay packets.

However, complaints have been made for a long time from those working in the childcare and aged care sectors due to the low wage.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has made improving the care sector a particular focus.

“We want to talk about the care economy,” Albanese told ABC radio last week.

“One of the first elements of the summit will be a session talking about the gender pay gap, and how we deal with that and those issues.

“Women's work, the care economy as we go, we want to make sure when we talk about skills, it's not just bricklayers and people that are carpenters, fitters and turners.

“That’s important but it's also the skills required in aged care, in nursing, in child care, in service provision as well.”

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