$200K roles and where to find them
Which industries are most likely to pay salaries of over $200,000? What are these top-dollar roles and where are they located?

If you’re an employer aiming to attract the best talent or a recruiter with a keen eye on the salary market, it pays to know the answers. That’s why we’ve crunched the numbers to provide the deepest insight into the $200,000 roles advertised on SEEK.

We’ve sliced our salary data in three ways: by industry classification, by role and by location.

Industries paying $200K salaries

Our industry chart lists the top-paying industries on SEEK and shows the percentage of jobs within them that pay more than $200,000. Information & Communications Technology leads the way with 19.2% of its roles in this bracket. 


200k Industry graphs

$200K roles revealed

To explore your industry in more detail, click on the dropdown menu below to see the top three roles paying more than $200,000. For example, if you work in the Sales industry, you’ll see that 36% of Management roles are advertising this top salary, while in Mining, Resources & Energy, Engineering & Maintenance roles command 24% of roles over $200,000.
 

RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Financial Managers & Controllers 50%
2 Management 11%
3 Strategy & Planning 5%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 PA, EA & Secretarial 35%
2 Contracts Administration 27%
3 Records Management & Document Control 10%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management 45%
2 Agency Account Management 21%
3 Media Strategy, Planning & Buying 13%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Compliance & Risk 28%
2 Corporate Finance & Investment Banking 16%
3 Funds Management 10%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management & Support 71%
2 Customer Service - Call Centre 19%
3 Supervisors/Team Leaders 3%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management 49%
2 Fundraising 11%
3 Community Development 10%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Project Management 46%
2 Management 15%
3 Contracts Management 10%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Strategy & Planning 37%
2 Management & Change Consulting 33%
3 Environment & Sustainability Consulting 7%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Civil/Structural Engineering 25%
2 Management 20%
3 Project Management 15%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Farm Management 27%
2 Agronomy & Farm Services 15%
3 Veterinary Services & Animal Welfare 15%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 General Practitioners 53%
2 Medical Specialists 26%
3 Dental 5%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management 79%
2 Gaming 9%
3 Chefs/Cooks 8%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Consulting & Generalist HR 26%
2 Management - Internal 21%
3 Occupational Health & Safety 14%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Programme & Project Management 16%
2 Architects 15%
3 Management 13%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management 29%
2 Actuarial 12%
3 Underwriting 11%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management 50%
2 Purchasing, Procurement & Inventory 17%
3 Rail & Maritime Transport 8%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management 42%
2 Public Relations & Corporate Affairs 11%
3 Marketing Communications 9%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Mining - Engineering & Maintenance 24%
2 Management 22%
3 Mining - Operations 18%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Retail & Property Development 62%
2 Commercial Sales, Leasing & Property Mgmt 12%
3 Residential Sales 11%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management - Area/Multi-site 36%
2 Buying 21%
3 Management - Store 7%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management 35%
2 New Business Development 34%
3 Account & Relationship Management 15%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Environmental, Earth & Geosciences 33%
2 Mathematics, Statistics & Information Sciences 31%
3 Biological & Biomedical Sciences 6%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Fitters, Turners & Machinists 25%
2 Electricians 22%
3 Automotive Trades 11%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Architecture 37%
2 Web & Interaction Design 18%
3 Urban Design & Planning 15%
RANK
ROLE TYPE
%*
1 Management - Universities 26%
2 Management - Schools 21%
3 Teaching - Tertiary 3%

 

*Percentage of $200K+ roles advertised on SEEK within selected industry

Top-paying locations

We’ve also plotted the $200,000 roles across a map of Australia to show you where the highest proportion of these roles are located. NSW and Victoria are out in front with 43% and 24.4% respectively.

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Source: SEEK Salary Review, annual full-time salary averages, 2018/19, SEEK