The end of the year is often a time for reflection and planning what the new year will bring. Part of that looking ahead is thinking about your career. If you're looking for a pay bump - and who isn't? - it's worth taking a look at what sorts of roles are bringing in the most cash. And, even if you're not ready for one of those roles now, maybe 2019 can be the year when you lay the ground work so you can jump in the third decade of the millennium with a fat pay packet.
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Game development and design is a growing industry in Australia that attracts some of the best design and programming talent around. Game design and development is offered by many universities and other institutions as a course and there are lots of studios bobbing up, producing games for various platforms. What kind of salary can you pull as a game developer or designer in Australia?
Our state and territory police officers do one of the most challenging and dangerous jobs there is. One each shift, they don't know what they are going to face and they often work long hours on a rotating shift system. Do they earn a salary commensurate with those conditions? Here's a look at the salaries for police across the country.
In our offices, there are often hushed conversations. "How much is she earning?" or "There's no way he deserves the money we reckon he's on". And while executive salaries, which are often exorbitant, get a lot of attention many of us wonder whether we're getting paid fairly for the work we do.
Determining that can be tricky. Then there's the question of whether you're being paid "enough" - whatever that means for you. So, what do most Australians earn?
Love them or hate them, politicians are a part of our lives that, like death and taxes, we cannot escape. We often hear critics say that politicians could never earn the money they make in the "real world". But exactly how much money is that? Are politicians well paid? Let's take a look at whether a career in politics can fatten the bank balance.
While there are many competing views on what school curricula should cover, and some passionate voices discussing the efficacy of standardised tests such as NAPLAN, the meat in the education sandwich is often teachers. Many work much longer hours than we realise, dealing with challenging issues and have to keep up with changing requirements while continually developing their skills. So, what are teachers paid in this country?
When you're planning your next career move, it's intersting to not only consider the positions and roles you'd like but also different industries. SEEK has looked at the job market and found the industries that pay best and those that might leave you looking for a second source of income. Here are the five best paying industries and the areas you might avoid if you're after a fatter pay packet.
Global recruitment agency Hays publishes data about the most in demand jobs a couple of times each year. Their forecast for the rest of this year is interesting as it suggests almost half of the businesses they work with are looking for permanent staff.
In the face of the rising gig economy where short term opportunities rule and job and wage security suffer, this is heartening news for many. And they've listed which jobs in a range of different industry vertical are likely to be on the most wanted list.
For as long as I can remember there has been tension between employers wanting to keep wages low and employee advocates like unions fighting to increase salaries. And, as more and more people move from permanent to casual employment, hourly rates are becoming increasingly important for prospective employees. So, what's a good hourly rate in Australia?
It looks like Australian wage growth has turned the corner with the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) wage price index lifting by 0.55% over the December quarter, leaving the increase on a year earlier at 2.08%.
Silicon Valley is full of college dropouts who became obscenely wealthy CEOs. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell, Mark Zuckerberg - the list goes on and on. Of course, most of these guys had genius and/or family wealth on their side. For average Joes, scoring a high-paying salary with no qualifications is tougher - but not impossible. Here are five jobs with potential salaries in the six figures that don't require a degree.
Feeling like you might be underpaid can be one of the most disheartening aspects of work. According to a recent survey from Glassdoor, a whopping 39 per cent of employees believe they are not receiving fair pay in their current job. But it’s hard for them to be sure.
Here are 15 signs you’re paid less than you should be.
Starting salaries for technology professionals are expected to rise by an average of 2.7% in 2017, according to the latest salary survey by recruiters Robert Half. Cyber-security specialists, software developers and business intelligence professionals will get the highest pay rises in terms of starting salaries. Here's how much the top tech professions are expected to make this year.
The amount of money you make in marketing depends on a range of factors, including the agency you work for, the current strength of the economy and your overall level of experience. However, it turns out the city you live in can also play a significant role. The following infographic breaks down the average salaries in each Australian state and territory.
It's easy to tell your friends to negotiate when they get a job offer. But when it comes to you? There's this nagging little voice that says, "Do not do anything that might ruin this." And while you'd tell your friend to take a deep breath and relax, it's only natural to react like this when it feels like your exciting new position's still on the line.
If you can't remember the last time you received a pay rise, it might mean you suck at your job. Alternatively, you can blame Australian wage growth, which has fallen to the lowest level on record. The latest wage price index from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows just how bleak things have become.