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Top 20 highest-paying Aussie industries

When choosing your career, it’s important to seek out jobs that are secure, allow a good work-life balance, and not to mention a decent salary.

You might think that a high-paying job is out of your reach, but Australia’s highest-paying industries might surprise you.

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Mining, Resources & Energy has won the title as the most lucrative industry for Australian workers and has consistently been a top performer in the salary stakes, according to Seek.

The data shows workers in this industry enjoy and highest average advertised salary of $116,108.

Consulting & Strategy and Construction are the next two richest industries, with average salaries of $110,045 and $109,325 respectively.

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Engineering ($105,810) and Information & Communication Technology ($104,874) came in a close fourth and fifth positions.

Top 20 highest paying industries
Top 20 highest paying industries

Industries to avoid

It’s all very well knowing where to look to boost your paypacket, but do you know which industries you could actually avoid if you want to steer away from some of Australia’s lowest-paid jobs?

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According to Seek, Administration & Office Support has the lowest average wage at just $58,671, however the Call Centre & Customer Service industry came a very close second with $58,671.

Retail & Consumer Products ($60,704), Hospitality & Tourism ($61,944) and Sport & Recreation ($65,900) make up the remainder of the five lowest paying industries.