[vc_row][vc_column][stm_multy_separator][vc_column_text]The Australian lifestyle is envied all over the world: multicultural cities, national parks and plenty of beaches where you can practice any kind of sport, enjoy Sunday barbecues, spot peculiar animals and so much more. The typical image that comes up to everyone’s mind when thinking about Australia, is that of young surfers with a nice cold drink, relaxed and with no worries at all.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]In order to maintain a good lifestyle, a substantial salary is essential: though it’s pretty easy to find a job down under, being able to get a high salary is definitely another story!
In this article we are going analyse the average Australian salaries and the most profitable professions.[/vc_column_text][vc_message message_box_color=”warning” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-info”]The Australian Bureau of Statistics Average Weekly Earning survey is designed to regularly measure the level of average earnings in Australia. There are multiple factors that influence the stats, depending on the contract type (full-time, part-time, casual) and on the employment distribution between industries. Here’s the latest data, updated in November 2018.[/vc_message][stm_multy_separator][vc_column_text]

AVERAGE WEEKLY EARNING

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  • Average full-time adults: $1,604.90
  • Average all contracts: $1,225.00

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]In the 12 months between November 2017 and 2018, Full-Time Adult Average Weekly Earnings increased by 2.4% to $1,604.90. In May 2018 there was a total of 10,647,200 employees, with a median age of 39.8 years and 60.2% employed with a full-time contract.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

SALARY BY OCCUPATION

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  • Highest average weekly earnings – Managers: $2,424.50, average age of 45.9 years, 7.1% of all employees
  • Lowest average weekly earnings – Sales workers: $735.90, average age of 33.7 years, 11.7% of all employees

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SALARY BY INDUSTRY

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  • Highest average weekly earnings – Mining industry: $2,674.80, average age of 41.7 years, 1.6% of all employees
  • Lowest average weekly earnings – Accomodation and food services: $616.20, average age of 30.1 years, 7.5% of all employees

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SALARY BY STATE

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  • Highest average weekly earnings – Australian Capital Territory: $1,517.20
  • Lowest average weekly earnings – Tasmania$1,092.30, South Australia $1,153.40

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The findings of the survey underline that the most profitable job position in Australia is manager, the best paid industry is mining and the highest average income state is ACT (Australian Capital Territory).[/vc_column_text][vc_message message_box_color=”danger” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-exclamation-triangle”]Due to new legislations and visa changes to promote job applications in regional areas, occupational and average earning stats for Tasmania and South Australia might change consistently in the upcoming years.

The forthcoming ABS survey will be issued in May 2019.
We will release an update accordingly. 
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