Australia's Taxation Statistics report presents an overview of Australia's 16 million income tax returns over the past financial year, including for individuals. From this data, it's possible to get a snapshot of the highest paid jobs in the country. Here are the top ten!
If you had to guess the highest paid profession in Australia, you'd probably plump for a position in the mining or financial sectors. Nope. It turns out that the highest taxable income comes from surgeons. On average, surgeons make $393,467 in taxable income per year.
Anaesthetists, internal medicine specialists, psychiatrists, and other medical practitioners came in second, third, fifth, and sixth. This either means that medical professionals are among the highest paid in Australia, or they're just not as good at reducing their taxable income.
Here are the top 10 paying professions:
[Via Business Insider]