The highest paying jobs in every Australian state

Australia’s job market has been a boon to a large workforce native to Australia as well as migrants who aspire to earn a living in this incredible country. But there are certain jobs which are capable of earning you more income than others.

New data released in ATO’s annual Taxation Statistics report revealed the top 10 occupations in every Australian state based on the average taxable income.

While Surgeons came out on top for all states with an average income of $375,097, anesthetists and specialist physicians rounded up the top three in Australia with average incomes of $331,867 and $279,022 respectively.

The largest group in the top 10 with 153,841 persons in Australia is made up by Chief Executives and managing directors at an average income of $164,097 across the country.

Australian Capital Territory

  1. Surgeons: $331,793
    2. Anaesthetists: $319,942
    3. Specialist physicians: $279,183
    4. Psychiatrists: $220,642
    5. Judicial and other legal professionals: $199,254
    6. Other medical practitioners: $182,570
    7. Dental practitioners: $173,676
    8. Financial dealers: $148,877
    9. Chemists, and food and wine scientists: $148,035
    10. Chief executives and managing directors: $139,545

New South Wales

  1. Surgeons: $304,398
    2. Anaesthetists: $303,253
    3. Financial dealers: $285,007
    4. Specialist physicians: $266,906
    5. Judicial and other legal professionals: $216,049
    6. Psychiatrists: $200,646
    7. Chief executives and managing directors: $184,624
    8. Other medical practitioners: $170,835
    9. Finance managers: $155,873
    10. Economists: $153,580

Northern Territory

  1. Surgeons: $449,330
    2. Anaesthetists: $327,049
    3. Specialist physicians: $224,485
    4. Judicial and other legal professionals: $224,043
    5. Psychiatrists: $220,620
    6. Dental practitioners: $185,124
    7. Other medical practitioners: $174,026
    8. Mining engineers: $170,232
    9. Chemical and materials engineers: $169,780
    10. Engineering managers: $167,300

Queensland

  1. Surgeons: $427,543
    2. Anaesthetists: $362,538
    3. Specialist physicians: $319,014
    4. Psychiatrists: $217,455
    5. Judicial and other legal professionals: $202,416
    6. Other medical practitioners: $195,345
    7. Mining engineers: $165,804
    8. Engineering managers: $159,113
    9. Generalist medical practitioners: $146,641
    10. Financial dealers: $145,258

South Australia

  1. Surgeons: $363,964
    2. Anaesthetists: $329,104
    3. Specialist physicians: $303,047
    4. Psychiatrists: $212,332
    5. Judicial and other legal professionals: $199,940
    6. Other medical practitioners: $177,344
    7. Mining engineers: $156,016
    8. Financial dealers: $148,348
    9. Generalist medical practitioners: $142,085
    10. Chief executives and managing directors: $139,062

Tasmania

  1. Surgeons: $431,322
    2. Specialist physicians: $298,327
    3. Anaesthetists: $276,791
    4. Judicial and other legal professionals: $214,661
    5. Other medical practitioners: $199,219
    6. Psychiatrists: $196,401
    7. Dental practitioners: $176,524
    8. Mining engineers: $142,027
    9. Generalist medical practitioners: $139,704
    10. Consultant – financial investment: $134,559

Victoria

  1. Surgeons: $368,863
    2. Anaesthetists: $335,907
    3. Specialist physicians: $249,395
    4. Financial dealers: $201,466
    5. Judicial and other legal professionals: $200,822
    6. Other medical practitioners: $178,208
    7. Psychiatrists: $168,336
    8. Chief executives and managing directors: $164,008
    9. Mining engineers: $150,635
    10. Economists: $139,808

Western Australia

  1. Surgeons: $475,058
    2. Anaesthetists: $350,341
    3. Specialist physicians: $322,402
    4. Psychiatrists: $237,756
    5. Medical practitioners – type not specified: $234,856
    6. Other medical practitioners: $212,750
    7. Engineering managers: $201,359
    8. Mining engineers: $185,800
    9. Chief executives and managing directors: $185,281
    10. Judicial and other legal professionals: $183,958