With the unemployment rates going down and manufacturing and consumer spending numbers going up, we have reason to believe that Australia is at its highest economic surge in the recent years. And riding on this wave of prosperity are the women who courageously tried their hands and end bringing home the highest salary this year. The 20 highest paying jobs for women this 2016 is topped by law professionals and then further dominated mostly by those in the medical field. A law or medicine degree really is your path to financial success.
Judge – $355,844 annually
The arbiters of the court took home the most expensive metaphorical bacon on this list. And to add more good news for the womankind of the law, Australia has just named Susan Kiefel as its first female High Court chief justice, a position held by men for 113 years.
Neurosurgeon – $323,682 annually
Contrary to popular belief, a neurosurgeon’s s expertise isn’t limited to the brain, but they also treat disorders that involves the spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and the extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon – $281,608 annually
Australia holds one of the highest standards when it comes to plastic and reconstructive surgery. The guidelines are constantly being updated to keep up with the times and ensure patient safety.
Futures trader – $281,600 annually
No, these merchants do not time travel. Futures refer to financial contracts providing the buyer an obligation to acquire an asset (and the seller an obligation to sell an asset) at a predetermined future date and price.
Vascular surgeon – $271,529 annually
Vascular surgeons deal with problems with arteries and veins.
Gynecologist and Obstetrician $264,628 – $271,529 annually
Many people confuse the two (and understandably, there is an overlap). A gynecologist specializes in the medical care of women and their reproductive system. While an obstetrician deals with the surgical care of women and their children during pregnancy, childbirth and post-natal care.
Gastroenterologist – $260,925 annually
Gastroenterologists are also among the highest paid medical practitioners in the UK, USA, and Canada.
Magistrate – $260,161 annually
While magistrates perform almost the same role as a judge, magistrates have lesser powers and handles only small and minor cases.
Anaesthetist – $243,582 annually
Anaesthetists and anesthesiologists are the same. The latter is an American term.
Ophthalmologist – $217,242 annually
An ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) specializes in eye and vision care and can perform. Not to be confused with optometrists and opticians (both not on this list). The former provide primary vision care via sight testing and correction to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of vision changes. The latter designs, verifies, and fits eyeglass lenses and frames
And here are the runner ups: