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Architects have highest advertised salaries in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and ACT of $150,000

Where YOU should move to get a higher-paying job – with Covid creating more demand for $150,000 professions across Australia

  • Architects have highest advertised salaries in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, ACT
  • Engineer managers are best remunerated in South Australia, Tasmania and NT
  • Mining mangers top the league job ads salary league table in Western Australia

Australians who design houses and home extensions can command $150,000 salaries in pretty much any eastern state.

The closure of Australia to foreigners until mid-2022 is creating skills shortages, particularly in the building industry, as money that would have been spent on travel also goes to home renovations.

Outside the medical profession, architects are the highest-paid professionals in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory with average advertised salaries of at least $147,000, Seek data showed.

Australians who design houses and home extensions can command $150,000 salaries in pretty much any eastern state. Architects are the highest-paid professionals in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory with average advertised salaries of at least $147,000, Seek data showed. Pictured is a stock image

The highest advertised salaries by state

NEW SOUTH WALES: Architects, $150,941

VICTORIA: Architects, $147,465

QUEENSLAND: Architects, $147,043

WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Mining managers, $143,465

SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Engineering managers, $140,196

TASMANIA: Engineering managers, $136,136

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY: Architects, $153,425

NORTHERN TERRITORY: Engineering managers, $150,416

Source: Seek

In the ACT, architects command even higher pay rates of $153,425 with Canberra salaries for specialist house designers surging by an annual pace of 6 per cent.

That is four times higher than all wages across the economy.

In the rest of Australia, engineering managers are the highest paid, topping the salary league table in Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory with typical pay levels of at least $136,000.

Mining managers were Western Australia’s highest paid with average salaries of $143,465, as iron ore prices surged to $US200 a metric tonne.

Westpac chief economist Bill Evans said the ban on Australians travelling overseas was sparking a surge in home improvements, with some help from $15,000 Home Builder subsidies.

‘Housing renovations are leading the way – with folk staying local, spending is being redirected to home improvements, a dynamic most evident in NSW,’ he said.

In NSW, spending on home renovations has surged by 29 per cent during the past year, a level higher than the national average of 20 per cent. 

The shift to working from home has also seen more people move to Queensland.

The Sunshine State’s population last year grew by 1.1 per cent, more than double the national average of 0.5 per cent.

The closure of Australia’s border since March 2020 meant interstate migration was the major driver of state population increases instead  of overseas immigration.

Westpac chief economist Bill Evans said the ban on Australians travelling overseas was sparking a surge in home improvements, with some help from $15,000 Home Builder subsidies. Pictured is a Melbourne construction site

Westpac chief economist Bill Evans said the ban on Australians travelling overseas was sparking a surge in home improvements, with some help from $15,000 Home Builder subsidies. Pictured is a Melbourne construction site

The popularity of Queensland as a new place to live has also seen the Gold Coast become the new jobs capital of Australia with 71,400 new positions created in the year to May, a CommSec analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics data showed.

Queensland was home to six of Australia’s top 15 regions for annual job gains.  

Westpac is now expecting the Australian economy to grow by 4.8 per cent in 2021, up from a previous forecast of 4.8 per cent as strong business confidence spurs on more investment and hiring. 

In NSW, spending on home renovations has surged by 29 per cent during the past year, a level higher than the national average of 20 per cent. Pictured is a Melbourne house under construction

In NSW, spending on home renovations has surged by 29 per cent during the past year, a level higher than the national average of 20 per cent. Pictured is a Melbourne house under construction

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