Top Remunerative Jobs In Australia: A Guide



Australia is known globally as one of the world’s most diverse and welcoming countries, and close to 68,000 Indian students moved to Australia in 2017 for global education.

Also, the country is home to eight of the top 100 universities globally, which are popular for their world-class education, global recognition, linguistic diversity, career-focused programs, and research-oriented programs. Added to this is the fact that Australia is a peaceful country, ranking 16th out of 163 countries in the 2021 Global Peace Index.

Here’s a look at the top opportunities Australia offers.

Studying in Australia has many advantages. For one, universities here offer scholarships for students with a CGPA of 3.6 and above. Currently, there are more than 300 scholarships available for international students.
Affordable tuition fees, affordable living expenses, and work opportunities are a few other reasons International students can work up to 40 hours per fortnight in Australia, and also students can extend their visa for two years for working in Australia.

Recently The Australian Tax office (ATO) released the statistical data for the highest paid job in Australia based on the average taxable income. According to this data, most of the highest remunerated occupations fall under the medical field, finance sector, and engineering field.

The Australian Tax office (ATO) study found that surgeon is the top remunerated job in Australia with an annual taxable remuneration of $394,303. Anesthetists follow this with a taxable salary of $367,343, followed by internal medicine specialists, psychiatrists, and other medical practitioners.

Apart from the medical courses, management graduates have also been at the top of the remuneration scale. For instance, a BBA and MBA graduate can get top business and finance positions in Australia with an average taxable remuneration of $200,000.

Judicial and Legal courses have also earned notable remuneration in Australia in the last couple of years, with an average taxable remuneration of $195,703. With the rapid growth of technology, computer science, and computer engineering graduates have also been well paid An information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems Architect can earn somewhere around $139,883 a year, while a mining engineer can get an average remuneration of $167,345 a year.


Study medicine in Australia


MBBS in Australia is offered as both an undergraduate and a postgraduate degree. MBBS course at the undergraduate level is for 5 to 6 years, and at the postgraduate level is for four years. It will cost between AUD 255,200 to AUD 630,000 to study MBBS in Australia. The income of a medical graduate in Australia is 60% more than the average salary of health and medical professionals across the globe.

Top universities to study Medicine in Australia

  • University of Sydney
  • University of Melbourne
  • Monash University
  • University of Queensland Australia
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Western Australia
  • University of Adelaide
  • Australian National University

Study business and finance in Australia


According to the QS ranking, 36 universities in Australia offering business and finance courses were featured in the world’s best university rank list. Seven universities were in the top 100 worldwide list, with the University of Sydney being one of them. Business universities in Australia have a rigorous curriculum that ensures that the graduates meet all the career requirements. There are currently around 4,500 employees working as financial dealers with an average taxable remuneration of $261,008, and a financial manager can earn a remuneration of $131,993 in Australia.

Top universities to study Business and Finance in Australia

  • Monash University
  • University of Sydney
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Queensland Australia
  • Australian National University
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Deakin University

Study engineering in Australia


Engineering courses in Australia are for four years as a bachelor’s degree and two years as a master’s program. Engineering programs in Australia are equipped with various internships and practical training opportunities. As per the latest QS ranking by Subject Engineering and Technology, ten universities in Australia come under the world’s top 150 engineering and technology institutions. Currently, more than 25,000 engineering managers in Australia earn a taxable remuneration of around $147,450.

Top universities to study Engineering in Australia

  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of Sydney
  • RMIT University
  • Monash University
  • Curtin University
  • University of Queensland Australia

Studying in Australia is a great experience and, if you are in the right field, you can get some great opportunities to work  This piece will help you zero in on the fields that offer great opportunities.

Also read, Top Remunerative Degrees in The US.



Date added
08.03.2022

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