10 Of The Highest Paying Jobs In Australia

(Last Updated On: September 7, 2017)

Australia is a country with a population of 25 million and an average GDP per capita of $50,000. The unemployment rate in the country is around 5.9% with a total workforce of around 7 million people.

Here are some of the top paying professions in Australia. The list is dominated by professions in the medical industry.

10. Gastroenterologists

These are physicians with a dedicated training and unique experience in management of diseases of the gastrointerstinal tract and liver. These are mainly the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, gall bladder, bile duct and liver. This is basically all the diseases related to the digestive organs.

Gastroenterologist are paid an average of $415,000 a year


9. Vascular Surgeons

These are surgeons who have specialized in disorders that affect the arteries, veins and lymphatic systems. They do open operations, endovascular catheter based procedures and non-invasive vascular testing and interpretations.

The average salary is around $417,000


8. Urologists

These are medical specialist who focus on surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract system and male reproductive organs. These are organs like kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, urinary bladder, urethra and other parts of the reproductive organs.

Urologists are paid an average of $433,000


7. Orthopedic Surgeon

This is a surgeon who has been educated and trained in the diagnosis and preoperative, operative and postoperative treatment of diseases that are involved with the musculoskeletal system. They treat conditions that involve the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. They can also specialize further in areas such as spine, sports medicine, trauma and fractures, foot and ankle, hand, joint replacement etc.

Average salary: $439,000


6. Otorhinolaryngologist

This is a surgeon who has specialized in medicine that deals with conditions of the ear, nose and throat plus related structures of the head and neck.

Average salary: $446,000


5. Gynaecologist

This is a medical specialist who mainly with the health of the female reproductive systems. All modern gynaecologist are also obstetricians.

Average salary per year: $446,000


4. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon

This is surgeon who has specialized in the restoration, reconstruction or alteration of the human body. They are divided into reconstructive surgery and cosmetic or aesthetic surgery.

Average salary: $448,000


3. Cardiologist

This is a doctor with special training and skill in finding, treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels.

Average salary: $453,000


2. Ophthamologist

This is a medical doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. They are trained to perform eye exams, diagnose and treat disease, prescribe medications and perform eye surgery.

Average salary: $553,000



This is a medical specialist who is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect any portion of the nervous system such as brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.

Average salary: $578,000