Which are the highest paying industries in Australia?


Salary is a big attraction when one considers attracting new talented workers. Australian recruiters are very well aware of how good salaries attract the best talents from around the globe. 

Read on to know which are the highest paying industries in Australia: 


The Information and Communications Technology industry takes the top spot for the highest paying industry in Australia. This industry has more than 19.2% of job roles that earn more than $200,000 per year. 

The second spot for the highest paying industry goes to the Healthcare and Medical industry. 17.8% of job roles in this industry earn salaries of more than $200,000 per year. 

Construction takes the third spot with 13.2% job roles earning more than $200,000 every year. 

The top-paying job roles in the ICT industry are as follows: 

  1. Program and Project Management: 16% 
  1. Architects: 15% 
  1. Management: 13% 

The highest-paying job roles in the Health & Medical sector are: 

  1. General Practitioners: 53% 
  1. Medical Specialists: 26% 
  1. Dental: 5% 

The highest-paying job roles in Construction are: 

  1. Project Management: 46% 
  1. Management: 16% 
  1. Contracts Management: 10% 


When we look at the highest paying job roles in Australia, we see that most of these are based in New South Wales. Victoria and Queensland follow. 

Region-wise, here is the breakup: 

New South Wales: 43.9% 

Victoria: 24.4% 

Queensland: 15.1% 

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