Online employment marketplace Seek has revealed the highest and lowest paid jobs advertised on its website in the past 12 months. Those at the top are currently being offered annual salaries of over $137,000 while workers at the bottom can expect to take home around $44,000. But which jobs have the best and worst pay? Let's take a look.
Best paying jobs on Seek
As you'd expect, the mining sector was the highest paid industry on Seek for 2016. The average advertised mining salary was between $115,005 and $133,169 depending on the position.
However, when the figures are broken down into individual jobs, miners are beaten by architects who make a cool $137,707 on average. The other highest salaried jobs were engineers ($133,530), IT managers ($129,903) and GPs ($129,635).
You can see how Australia's top-earning jobs rank in the Seek graph below. (You can also check how this year's wages compare to 2015 by clicking on the interactive tab.)
Worst paying jobs on Seek
What about the other end of the spectrum? Admin workers, retail assistants, factory workers, receptionists and packers/pickers are the lowest paid. The average advertised salary for these positions combined was under $47,000.
You can see the average pays for each of the aforementioned jobs below:
To put this into perspective, the average annual earnings for Australians currently stands at $60,892, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). This constitutes a wage growth of just 1.6 per cent over 12 months, which is the slowest annual pace on record.
You can also see the Top 15 highest paying industries below:
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