The 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Australia

The 10 Highest Paying Jobs In Australia

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:

Source: ATO

[Via Business Insider]


  • Shame in the Medical professionals and their Associations. We are missing the external specialist doctors at 3.2 million, if the above is not bad enough.

    Something is wrong Australia. Why are all top fields are medical?
    Why a trip to the unethical Specialists cost so much?
    Why to we keep blaming the insurance companies?
    Why do we want to change MediCare?

    Think about all that and you might think the our Government needs to control the fees our unethical medical specialise charge.

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