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Salary Snapshot: Sydney

The most populated city in Australia, Sydney sure has the hustle and bustle of big city life!

With big city, comes big responsibility. And luckily Sydney delivers!

Here's a salary snapshot of Sydney and jobs on the rise:

Average salary in Sydney:

(Figures from SEEK)

From July 2012 to July 2016 the five year salary trend has risen by approximately $3,000 making the average salary in Sydney $84,784.

Highest paying jobs in Sydney:

1. Information & communication technology (architects) - $137,438 
2. Engineering (management) - $135,902
3. Healthcare & medical (general practitioners) - $134,495 
4. Information & communication technology (management) – $133,665 
5. Accounting (financial managers & controllers) – $132,220

Salaries on the rise in Sydney:

Mining, resources & energy: mining – exploration & geoscience

Average salary: $128,500
Growth: 20% 
Current competition: average 

Mining, resources & energy: mining – processing

Average salary: $128,928
Growth: 20%
Current competition: high

Health & medical: nursing – paediatric & PICU 

Average salary: $79,432
Growth: 17% 
Current competition: average

 

Fastest growing industry in Sydney:

The fastest growing industry in Sydney is Government & Defence with the average growth of +4% and average salary of $99,083 

Salary snapshot – New South Wales

Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter: $77,561
Gosford, Central Coast: $70,621  
Sydney: $84,525
Wollongong, Illawarra and South Coast: $74,927 

 
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From July 2012 to July 2016 the five year salary trend has risen by approximately $3,000 making the average salary in Sydney$84,784.


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