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50 highest paying jobs in Australia

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Check out how well-paid is your profession?

Ever wondered which jobs in Australia pay the highest salaries?

The latest Tax Office data reveals which occupations are on the top of the ladder and which are on the bottom.

The data reveals that male neurosurgeons have the highest salary in the country, taking home a whopping $577,674 a year.

However female neurosurgeons take home $323,682 a year, almost 44 less compared to their male counterparts.

The highest paid job for a woman was that of a Judge who is paid $355,844 a year, just a few thousands more than a female neurosurgeon.

The entire list points out glaring difference between male and female wages.

Some of the highest paying jobs are those who work as doctors and medical specialist, investment bankers, mining engineers and CEOs.

The lowest earning jobs are mostly those requiring no-specific qualifications like that of fruit pickers, newspaper delivery persons, fast food cooks, dishwashers and restaurant helpers.

Here’s a look at the top 50 highest paying jobs:

Men

  1. Neurosurgeon $577,674
  2. Ophthalmologist $552,947
  3. Cardiologist $453,253
  4. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon $448,530
  5. Gynaecologist; Obstetrician $446,507
  6. Otorhinolaryngologist $445,939
  7. Orthopedic surgeon $439,629
  8. Urologist $433,792
  9. Vascular surgeon $417,524
  10. Gastroenterologist $415,192
  11. Diagnostic and interventional radiologist $386,003
  12. Dermatologist $383,880
  13. Judge — law $381,323
  14. Anaesthetist $370,492
  15. Cardiothoracic surgeon $358,043
  16. Surgeon — general $357,996
  17. Specialist physicians — other $344,860
  18. Radiation oncologist $336,994
  19. Medical oncologist $322,178
  20. Securities and finance dealer $320,452
  21. Thoracic medicine specialist $315,444
  22. Specialist physician — general medicine $315,114
  23. Intensive care specialist $308,033
  24. Renal medicine specialist $298,681
  25. Neurologist $298,543
  26. Financial investment manager $288,790
  27. Investment broker $286,530
  28. Paediatric surgeon $282,508
  29. Clinical haematologist $271,738
  30. Futures trader $264,830
  31. Endocrinologist $258,972
  32. Cricketer $257,527
  33. Rheumatologist $256,933
  34. Dental specialist $253,442
  35. Magistrate $246,737
  36. Equities analyst; Investment dealer $245,826
  37. Paediatrician $239,405
  38. Stock exchange dealer; Stockbroker $238,192
  39. Psychiatrist $234,557
  40. Emergency medicine specialist $232,595
  41. Member of Parliament $232,093
  42. Pathologist $224,378
  43. Company secretary — corporate governance $218,432
  44. State governor $212,652
  45. Actuary $196,144
  46. Sports physician $187,468
  47. Petroleum engineer $185,808
  48. Chief executive officer; Executive director; Managing director; Public servant — secretary or
  49. Deputy secretary $181,849
  50. Mining production manager $179,439

Women

  1. Judge — law $355,844
  2. Neurosurgeon $323,682
  3. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon $281,608
  4. Futures trader $281,600
  5. Vascular surgeon $271,529
  6. Gynaecologist; Obstetrician $264,628
  7. Gastroenterologist $260,925
  8. Magistrate $260,161
  9. Anaesthetist $243,582
  10. Ophthalmologist $217,242
  11. Cardiologist $215,920
  12. Urologist $213,094
  13. Surgeon — general $210,796
  14. Medical oncologist $208,612
  15. Specialist physicians — other $207,599 / Specialist physician — general medicine $207,225
  16. Otorhinolaryngologist $200,136
  17. Dermatologist $195,030
  18. Diagnostic and interventional radiologist $180,695
  19. Cardiothoracic surgeon $175,500
  20. Paediatric surgeon $175,314
  21. Endocrinologist $174,542
  22. Member of Parliament $173,331
  23. Rheumatologist $169,409
  24. Intensive care specialist $169,369
  25. Emergency medicine specialist $165,786
  26. Orthopedic surgeon $159,479
  27. Neurologist $155,217
  28. Renal medicine specialist $155,133
  29. Psychiatrist $152,437
  30. Clinical haematologist $147,970
  31. Paediatrician $147,347
  32. Securities and finance dealer $145,208
  33. Dental specialist $140,505
  34. Actuary $136,819
  35. Radiation oncologist $135,678
  36. Financial investment manager $134,481
  37. Petroleum engineer $133,315
  38. Mining production manager $133,061
  39. General medical practitioner $129,834
  40. Thoracic medicine specialist $127,645
  41. Stockbroker $124,433
  42. Paving plant operator $123,281
  43. Mining engineer $119,564
  44. Tribunal member $119,219
  45. Occupational medicine specialist; Public health physician; Sports physician $118,310
  46. Geophysicist $117,575
  47. General medical practitioner $184,639
  48. Chief executive officer; Executive director; Managing director; Public servant — secretary or Deputy Secretary $116,855
  49. Metallurgist $110,359
  50. Engineering manager $116,732