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6 jobs that pay over $100k in Australia
Whether you’re looking for a well-paying role right now or want to know which areas of study might provide you a strong pathway to a highly paid position, there are hundreds of jobs that pay over $100k a year in Australia.
To help you move towards one of these well-paid roles, we have created a list of jobs that pay $100k a year or more, based on our 2019 Salary Benchmark Report.
While we’re only listing a handful of careers in the country that pay over $100k, be sure to explore the full report, as there are positions available in every field that average in the six figure range.
Multiple roles in the construction field bring in more than $100,000 per year but one position earning the highest figure is that of a construction manager. The average base salary for this role is currently $240,000, with some workers in this position earning as high as $300,000 per annum. Even if you’re on the lower end of the scale – at around $180,000 – a construction manager has the potential to earn a fantastic income.
Naturally, a management role is one where you will need to work up to but plenty of other jobs in the field break the six-figure mark as well, such as site managers, foremen, and project engineers.
Web analytics specialist
Interested in websites, marketing and numbers? A website analytics specialist earns an average of $118,000 per annum in Australia, with some in this role earning as much as $125,000.
Not only is the field of digital analytics growing as companies jostle for high search rankings but there are numerous positions in this field where you can earn well, such as SEO specialist ($100k), digital analyst ($125k), and search strategist ($105k).
Senior civil engineer
A senior civil engineer is just one of many engineering jobs that pay over $100,000, earning an average of $125,000 per year, or as much as $135,000.
Engineering is a lucrative field, with dozens of positions paying over six figures throughout the sector. Other jobs include associate structural engineers, transport engineers, electrical engineering managers, design supervisors, and even standard engineers.
Financial accounting manager
When considering careers with $100k salaries, consider the finance and accounting sector. A financial accounting manager makes a minimum of $120,000 per year, and a maximum of $140,000 per year.
In fact, most senior or management roles in the finance profession – such as senior management accountant, senior project accountant, and senior FP&A analyst – are all over $100k salary jobs.
Distribution centre manager
A distribution centre manager oversees all the storage and delivery operations throughout a company and will make, on average, $113,000 per year, with a minimum income of $105,000 per year.
Like many roles in the procurement, supply chain and logistics sector, this role is senior, with titles such as head of procurement earning as much as $250,000 per year, maximum.
A property manager in Australia earns on average $115,000 per year. This role is vital in the real estate industry as the link between tenants and landlords but it is just one of many that earn over six figures.
Other high earners in this sector include assistant asset managers, facilities managers and leasing managers.
The important takeaway from this list of jobs that pay $100k a year in Australia, or higher, is that there are a variety of roles across all industries that can give you the potential to reach this earning bracket, no matter your current skillsets.
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