Have you ever wondered how you could get paid top dollar and which jobs and professions allow you to make over $50 an hour?
Well, you’re in luck because we’ve scoured the Australian Bureau of Statistics figures which lists the top 10 highest paid job positions per hour and listed them here for you to review.
We’ve also gone one step further and provided you with links as to where you can apply for these positions in Western Australia and links to articles or courses you can take that will help you get the qualifications needed to be able to work in these professions.
Top 10 highest paid workers per hour * (average hourly earnings)
*Please note – The list is only for salaried professionals. Those that charge a fee for service can be much higher.
1. Anaesthetists $124.10
Anaesthetists are qualified medical doctors who specialise in pain management. They often deal with emergency situations.
Would you like to be an anaesthetist? How To Become An Anesthesiologist
Or, you can search for an anaesthetist job here
2. Internal medicine specialist $88
An internist, or internal medicine physician, is a primary care doctor who primarily sees patients in an office-based setting, in addition to rounding on patients in the hospital. Internists are typically generalists who cover a broad scope of medicine to include total body wellness, disease prevention, and management of chronic conditions and illnesses. Internists typically treat adults, some adolescents, and elderly as well.
Would you like to be an internal medicine specialist? Internal Medicine Physician Career Profile
Search jobs for an internal medicine specialist here
3. Other medical practitioners $69.30
This group includes dermatologists, emergency medicine specialists, obstetricians and gynaecologists, ophthalmologists, pathologists, diagnostic and interventional radiologist, radiation oncologists and medical practitioners.
Search for a medical practitioner job here
4. Dental practitioners $68.60
A person qualified to practice dentistry.
Search for a dental practitioner job here
5. Mining engineers $65.50
A mining engineer ensures the safe and efficient development of mines and other surface and underground operations. The role combines an understanding of the effects of these structures on their surrounding environment, technical knowledge and management skills.
Get a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) from Curtin University
Search for mining engineer jobs in WA
6. Chemical, gas, petroleum and power generation plant operators $63.90
Chemical, Gas, Petroleum & Power Plant Operators control equipment used in producing chemicals, facilitate the pumping of oil and gas from rigs, cultivate and process petroleum yields, and operate plant equipment to generate electrical power.
Look for a plant operator job here
7. Barristers $61.80
Barristersare specialists in advocacy and represent individuals or organisations in court. They are independent sources of legal advice and can advise clients on their case. Generally, they are hired by solicitors to represent a case in court and only become involved once advocacy before a court is needed. They plead the case on behalf of the client and the client’s solicitor. However, members of the public can go directly to a barrister to ask for advice and representation in court.
How to Become a Lawyer and Secure Legal Jobs in Perth
Apply for a barrister job here
8. Financial dealers $60.80
Financial dealers and brokers conduct financial market transactions on behalf of clients and offer advice on financial matters.
Financial dealers and brokers may perform the following tasks:
- obtain information on securities, market conditions, government regulations and financial circumstances of clients
- deal in the marketplace on behalf of clients
- record and give ‘buy’ and ‘sell’ orders
- calculate and record transaction costs
- develop lists of appropriate investments for clients
- plan buying and selling activities.
How to become a financial dealer
Apply for a job as a financial dealer in WA
9. Geologists and geophysicists $59.70
Geologists play a central role in the search for and the extraction of minerals, petroleum and groundwater, and environment management.
Geophysics seeks to understand the Earth’s interior
Get a Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology), Bachelor of Science (Geophysics) at Curtin University
Apply to become a geologist and geophysicist here
10. University lecturers and tutors $57.60
University lecturers teach tertiary students in one or more subject areas and conduct research projects.
University lecturer career profile
Apply for a university lecturer and tutor job in WA