Careers on a high: Top jobs in Australia that pays the highest

Highest paid professionals in Australia under SOL- 2021

Highest paid professionals in Australia under SOL- 2021Australia is a great place for skilled and qualified professionals to work and build a career. So, before you decide to immigrate to and work in Australia would it not be a great idea to be aware of the highest-paid professions there?

Professions that are considered for the sake of immigration in Australia are listed in the Skilled Occupations List. The following are the visas that individuals opting for Australia immigration can apply for if they are qualified to train or work in a skilled occupation considered eligible in Australia. This is apart from meeting all other requirements.

  • Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (provisional) visa
  • Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa
  • Subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa
  • Subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate visa – Graduate Work
  • Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa
  • Subclass 407 – Training visa
  • Subclass 190 – Skilled Nominated visa
  • Subclass 189 – Skilled Independent visa – Points-tested stream
  • Subclass 187 – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) visa
  • Subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) visa

Now, let’s look at the highest-paid occupations in Australia in various sectors.

Profession Annual income
Accounting, HR & Administration
Accounting Manager $129,500
Project Manager $128,022
Human Resources $105,162
Health/Safety $100,425
Accountant $85,000
Recruiter $80,000
Architecture & Creative Arts
Architect $110,000
Author $110,355
Audio Visual $90,000
Interior Designer $80,000
Banking, Finance & Insurance
Branch Manager $136,500
Financial Analyst $109,362
Economist $107,505
Business Analyst $110,373
Financial Advisor $101,173
Actuarial $100,000
Childcare & Education
Professor $153,373
School Principal $131,125
Educator $97,520
Librarian $88,735
Construction & Maintenance
Estimator $110,000
Foreman $102,375
Electrician $84,094
Engineering
Software Engineer $110,000
Systems Engineer $100,008
Project Engineer $119,151
Mechanical Engineer $87,500
Civil Engineer $102,639
Electrical Engineer $105,000
Mining Engineer $135,500
Food Services
Sous Chef $70,000
Restaurant Manager $60,000
Host $59,969
Cook/Chef $58,000
Healthcare, Pharma, and Social Services
Dentist $138,536
Paramedic $94,258
Midwife $88,084
Dietitian $84,778
Travel & Hospitality
Concierge $61,308
Information Technology
Business Intelligence $110,973
Front End $110,373
Database administration $100,004
Full Stack $115,000
Data Analyst $98,855
Journalism & Translation
Interpreter $61,017
Writer $57,444
Marketing & Sales
Copywriter $153,075
Creative Director $129,675
Content Writer $100,500
Community Manager $110,410

So, if you have skills and work experience in any of these occupations/professions, you can proceed confidently to apply for an Australia work permit.

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