Mercer study reveals the 10 Aussie jobs that saw the biggest pay increases in ... trends now
A new study has revealed the jobs with the biggest pay hikes in the past year, with project engineers, customer service workers and market research analysts coming in at the top.
Data by global consultancy firm Mercer found employers have been forced to raise salary offers due to a tight labour market.
This included base salaries being hiked up by a median of 4 per cent, one per cent higher than expected, the Australian Financial Review reported.
More than 1,200 Australian organisations and close to 425,000 employees were surveyed, with some roles getting a beefier pay rise than others.
Entry level general project engineering roles had the highest average pay increase at 19 per cent, with experts claiming engineers were always in demand
1. Entry-level general project engineering, up by 19 per cent
2. Senior customer relationship management, up by 18 per cent
3. Entry-level IT software development and operations, up by 18 per cent
4. Entry-level market research and analysis, up by 14 per cent
5. Entry-level general equipment repair, up by 13 per cent
6. Entry-level industrial machinery mechanic, up by 12 per cent
7. Entry-level civil/construction/structural engineering, up by 11 per cent
8. Entry-level information systems security, up by 11 per cent
9. Entry-level electrical engineering, up by 11 per cent
10. Entry-level IT, telecom and internet generalists, up by 10 per cent