Here’s what Australians are earning + 10 highest paid Aussie jobs


The ATO recently revealed the top 10 highest paying jobs in the country as well as how much “ordinary” Australians are earning.

Interestingly the medical profession took out the top three spots.

Surgeons earned an average of over $394,000 a year, followed by anesthetists bringing in $386,000 a year and internal medicine specialists earning $ $304,700.

By comparison, the average Aussie earns $62,549 a year in taxable income.

 top 10 occupations in Australia, ranked by average taxable income of individuals, for the 2018–19

The most recent stats are for the tax year 2018- 19 before the pandemic hit, and as the table below shows the average taxable income for males was $73,218 and there was a significant gender gap with average taxable income for females being $51,832

Australian income

 distribution of individuals and net tax, across the different tax brackets, for the 2018–19 income year.

Where do Australia’s rich live?

The following chart shows where Australia’s richest people live with the top 10 postcodes by average taxable income.

top 10 postcodes in Australia, ranked by average taxable income of individuals


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Kate Forbes is a National Director Property Strategy at Metropole. She has 15 years of investment experience in financial markets in two continents, is qualified in multiple disciplines and is also a chartered financial analyst (CFA).
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