Australia is paying big bucks for expats on SkillSelect list

Australia is paying big bucks for expats on SkillSelect list

A new study found that some of the best paying jobs in Australia can be filled by expats.

Skilled migrants can expect to land so of Australia’s best paying jobs, this is according to research by NATSEM (National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling at the University of Canberra) who found that some of the highest earning occupations in Australia also appear on the Australia Skilled Migrant or SkillSelect list.

The SkillSelect list is used in the temporary 457 work visa stream to attract talented, qualified and experienced foreigners to Australian shores who will positively contribute to Australian society and the country’s economy.

According to the study the highest earning individuals raked in more than $2,000 per week ($104,000 per year) and consisted mostly, but not only, of persons in medical specialty fields.

Anesthetists are on top with with 88.3% earning over $2,000 per week. They are closely followed by a range of other medical specialists.

While 43% of specialist tradesmen, which included drilling miners and shot firers (also in the mining industry), commanded an income on par with that of medical specialists.

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Images: Shutterstock and National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling at the University of Canberra


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