Occupations that have seen their salaries DROP by as much as 10 per cent in ...

Women working as nurses and male oceanographers had the biggest salary drops for Australians, according to new data.

The data, examined by finder.com.au, revealed the professions for men and women that took the biggest cuts between 2015 and 2016.

The top two jobs for men that took the biggest hits were geophysicist or oceanographer, which saw a 10 per cent drop from $171,247 and a petroleum engineer, which was down six per cent.

The data, examined by finder.com.au , found the professions for men and women that took the biggest cuts between 2015 and 2016 (stock image)

The data, examined by finder.com.au , found the professions for men and women that took the biggest cuts between 2015 and 2016 (stock image)

For women the top jobs which took a massive pay cut were nurses, which was down 8.1 per cent to $61,504, and plant operators, which was down 6.1 per cent.

Overall public servants came in third with a 3.1 per cent salary decrease. 

However, despite the massive pay cut, petroleum engineers are still in the top 10 paying jobs with an average salary of $191,101.  

Pay cuts in FIFO industries such as mining engineers, which was down 3.7 per cent,

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