Mining salaries prove resilient

THE mining, resources and energy sector remains the highest paid sector with an average annual salary of $115,005, despite this figure dropping by 1%, according to a survey by employment group SEEK.
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Lou Caruana

The strength of the Australian labour market is being buoyed by a number of resilient industries like mining that are offering well payed job opportunities, according to SEEK spokesperson Sarah Macartney.

“It’s interesting to see that mining, resources and energy is still Australia’s highest paying industry on SEEK,” she said.

“The decline in job advertising associated with the mining downturn looks to have finally turned and earning prospects remain strong for those working in this industry.”

In Western Australia, this January, Mining, Resources & Energy industry enjoyed the greatest advertising growth, with job ads on SEEK up 45% year on year.

“It’s also interesting that management roles across engineering, mining, resources & energy and internet and communications technology industries are among the top five highest paying jobs advertised on SEEK,” Macartney said.

 

“These roles directly support the growth and prosperity of our nation and in return these professionals are being highly remunerated to manage the build teams that can deliver on the needs of businesses.”