IT PAYS TO HAVE A TRADE
The average advertised salary on SEEK for electricians is $78,391. A typical qualification is a Certificate III in Electrotechnology and a four-year apprenticeship. About 11,000 more electricians are forecast to be needed between 2017 and 2022, Federal Government data shows.
2 METAL FITTERS AND MACHINISTS
These roles have an average advertised salary of $74,547. However, as most are in manufacturing and mining, job levels are not forecast to grow.
3 BUILDING/ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS
Workers are responsible for tasks such as co-ordinating maintenance of equipment, testing materials, and overseeing mine safety. The average advertised salary is $68,909.
Job ads for plumbers have an average advertised salary of $68,655, up from $61,051 in 2013. About 9600 more plumbers are forecast to be needed between 2017 and 2022.
5 CARPENTERS AND JOINERS
These roles have an average advertised salary of $68,296. About 117,600 carpenters and joiners are employed nationally.