The top 5 professions in Australia…..

Architects are reported as one of the 5 top-paid jobs in Australia right now as salaries grow and job vacancies dwindle, making the hunt for that job just a little bit tougher.

A recent study by online jobs site Seek indicates:

  • Salaries in Australia have grown steadily in the last 12 months, seeing a 3.5% uptick in advertised figures nationally,
  • Western Australia was the biggest winner over the period, as a shortage of qualified candidates see mining companies compete for talent, while South Australian salaries grew the least.
  • The five professions with the highest average advertised salaries were architects ($142,196), managers in the resources ($139,782) engineering ($136,564) and IT (135,480) sectors, followed by accountants ($130,302).

Despite the strong salary growth, there were 6.5% less job ads than last year. That’s on the back of a large slowdown in the housing and construction sectors.