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$200K jobs and where to find them

$200K jobs and where to find them

Ever wanted to know what jobs attract the biggest salaries in Australia? We take a look at what industries and roles advertise the most $200K+ opportunities and where to find them.

Top 10 industries 

If you’re dreaming of a fatter pay packet, you’d be best placed to get one if you work in Information & Communication Technology (ICT). In fact, 19.2% of all $200K+ jobs advertised on SEEK are in ICT. Healthcare & Medical and Construction make up the top three industries and together with ICT account for just over half of all jobs offering $200K+.

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Explore $200K+ jobs by industry 

While three industries dominate the list for advertising the most highest-paying roles, you can find $200K+ jobs in almost all industries in Australia. Select the dropdown below to reveal the top three roles within each industry that advertise the most $200K+ roles. In Accounting we can see that of all $200K roles advertised within the industry, 50% are for Financial Managers & Controllers. This is followed by Management and Strategy & Planning with 11% and 5% respectively. 

RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Financial Managers & Controllers 50%
2 Management 11%
3 Strategy & Planning 5%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 PA, EA & Secretarial 35%
2 Contracts Administration 27%
3 Records Management & Document Control 10%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management 45%
2 Agency Account Management 21%
3 Media Strategy, Planning & Buying 13%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Compliance & Risk 28%
2 Corporate Finance & Investment Banking 16%
3 Funds Management 10%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management & Support 71%
2 Customer Service - Call Centre 19%
3 Supervisors/Team Leaders 3%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management 49%
2 Fundraising 11%
3 Community Development 10%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Project Management 46%
2 Management 15%
3 Contracts Management 10%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Strategy & Planning 37%
2 Management & Change Consulting 33%
3 Environment & Sustainability Consulting 7%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Civil/Structural Engineering 25%
2 Management 20%
3 Project Management 15%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Farm Management 27%
2 Agronomy & Farm Services 15%
3 Veterinary Services & Animal Welfare 15%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 General Practitioners 53%
2 Medical Specialists 26%
3 Dental 5%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management 79%
2 Gaming 9%
3 Chefs/Cooks 8%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Consulting & Generalist HR 26%
2 Management - Internal 21%
3 Occupational Health & Safety 14%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Programme & Project Management 16%
2 Architects 15%
3 Management 13%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management 29%
2 Actuarial 12%
3 Underwriting 11%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management 50%
2 Purchasing, Procurement & Inventory 17%
3 Rail & Maritime Transport 8%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management 42%
2 Public Relations & Corporate Affairs 11%
3 Marketing Communications 9%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Mining - Engineering & Maintenance 24%
2 Management 22%
3 Mining - Operations 18%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Retail & Property Development 62%
2 Commercial Sales, Leasing & Property Mgmt 12%
3 Residential Sales 11%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management - Area/Multi-site 36%
2 Buying 21%
3 Management - Store 7%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management 35%
2 New Business Development 34%
3 Account & Relationship Management 15%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Environmental, Earth & Geosciences 33%
2 Mathematics, Statistics & Information Sciences 31%
3 Biological & Biomedical Sciences 6%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Fitters, Turners & Machinists 25%
2 Electricians 22%
3 Automotive Trades 11%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Architecture 37%
2 Web & Interaction Design 18%
3 Urban Design & Planning 15%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management - Universities 26%
2 Management - Schools 21%
3 Teaching - Tertiary 3%

 

*Percentage of $200K+ roles advertised on SEEK within selected industry

Top-paying locations

To show you where most of these high-paying jobs are located, we’ve plotted them on a map of Australia. If you’re based in NSW or Victoria, the good news is that these states are home to 43% and 24.4% of these roles respectively.

Want to know more about salary trends?

The more knowledge you have about salaries, the more confident you may feel about discussing the topic with a future employer. So, start exploring our data – it’s here to help you!

Source: SEEK Salary Report, 2019