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Construction and Engineering among top 5 highest paying industries – SEEK

Job advertising website SEEK has revealed Australia’s highest paying industries listed on its website.

Job advertising website SEEK has revealed Australia’s highest paying industries listed on its website.Job advertising website SEEK has revealed Australia’s highest paying industries listed on its website, the top five of which include construction and engineering.

Mining, Resources & Energy is the top highest paid industry according to SEEK figures with an average annual salary of $115,005. This is followed by Consulting & Strategy in second place.

Construction is third on the list with an average annual salary of $108,471, while engineering is close behind that with an average annual pay of $103,247.

Information & Communication Technology was fifth on the table.

SEEK Spokesperson Sarah Macartney said SEEK’s highest paying industry results are encouraging as they show that the strength of the Australian labour market is being buoyed by a number of industries that are offering well paid job opportunities on the jobs website.

“It’s interesting to see that Mining, Resoures & Energy is still Australia’s highest paying industry on SEEK. The decline in job advertising associated with the mining downturn looks to have finally turned and earning prospects remain strong for those working in this industry.

“However, it’s important to point out that while it is great to see high earning potential across industries that actual growth in advertised salary year to year has remained relatively flat,” said Ms. Macartney.

The top highest paying jobs on SEEK also put the Engineering industry in a top spot with Managers in this field sitting at the number two position. Salary growth for this job increased 3% over the past year with an average salary of $133,530, following close behind Architects in the Information & Communication Technology sector with an average annual salary of $137,707.

“It’s also interesting that management roles across Engineering, Mining, Resources & Energy and ICT industries are among the top five highest paying jobs advertised on SEEK. These roles directly support the growth and prosperity of our nation and in return these professionals are being highly remunerated to manage the build teams that can deliver on the needs of business,” said Ms. Macartney.

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