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Old 29th Apr 2015, 00:47
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Highest earning occupations - Pilot not amongst them.

Australia's highest earning occupations have been listed by the ATO with no mention of pilot there.

Australian Tax Office names Delungra as country's lowest-earning area, Sydney eastern suburbs identified as highest - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). Scroll to page 4 in the link.

Perhaps the low incomes of G/A pilots drag the whole group down, possibly a seperate category of Airline Pilots would have made the list as an A320/B737 Captain would make the bottom half around the mining engineer level.
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 01:02
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Maybe the ATO can explain how the 'average' salary of Bellevue hill is $143 000 yet the average house price is circa $3 600 000 and the average yearly rent is nearly $95 000.

So if you are renting your whole salary after tax is almost equivalent to your rent alone. And they are 'averages'?

And yes I would suggest that the Regional and Charter Salaries would lower the
pilot average salaries.

The MD and CEO 'average' is a very low ball average.
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 01:22
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Australia's highest earning occupations have been listed by the ATO with no mention of pilot there.
Time to get your red ties out again.
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 04:29
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mmmm, loss of parity. Now where have I heard that before?
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 06:25
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I'm still laughing at surgeons $350,000 odd. Try $2 million plus. Hang on they are not PAYE are they so they can use trusts and companies!!! Silly me.
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 06:38
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The only "surgeon" you will see making 2 million plus are of the "cosmetic" type. Your average medical surgeon wouldn't even be half that.
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 06:42
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Surgeons and lawyers etc don't pay tax, they simply decide what they want to earn and set their fees so that they are left with that amount after passing on some of your money to the ATO.

Those on wages and salaries pay their tax for them.
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 07:38
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he 'average' salary of Bellevue hill is $143 000 yet the average house price is circa $3 600 000 and the average yearly rent is nearly $95 000.

So if you are renting your whole salary after tax is almost equivalent to your rent alone. And they are 'averages'?
Someone on here once pointed out that the average human has one tit and one testicle.

Beware of averages.
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 07:55
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I hope we're not complaining about jet RPT airline F/Os only getting $100K +a year and Captains only getting $200K + a year!?

Or are we?
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 10:01
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I hope we're not complaining about jet RPT airline F/Os only getting $100K +a year and Captains only getting $200K + a year!?
Plenty of Jet RPT Capt's and FO's getting less than that.
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 10:17
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Mark Twain reckoned this came from Benjamin Disraeli although that is by no means certain: "There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies, and statistics."
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 10:29
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The average Australian has 1.99875263 legs .
True story.
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Old 29th Apr 2015, 11:45
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The ATO figures are taxable income not gross income.

I see the surgeons in Tasmania averaged a taxable income of $468,384. Looks like an opportunity for H R Block in Tasmania !
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Old 30th Apr 2015, 03:35
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there is a good reaon my other half has given up on her flying career, and now investing our time and money in a medical degree.
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Old 30th Apr 2015, 03:43
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Most surgeons spend a captains wage on public liability insurance premiums each year.
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Old 30th Apr 2015, 04:09
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Ah, bless the Low Wage Generation (you brought this on yourselves....and thanks very much for that!)
I'm looking forward to the next gen of little prix who'll gladly fly a jet for free.
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Old 30th Apr 2015, 05:51
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Surely we can't be the entitlement generation and that too?
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Old 30th Apr 2015, 10:34
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It would seem so........and don't call me Surely
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Old 30th Apr 2015, 10:39
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As a surgeon (in the Aussie public system) I assure you I don't earn $2,000,000.. or even close to it. In fact, I earned more (on a per hour basis) working as an unskilled office assistant in my university holidays, without even correcting for inflation, let alone my >10 years training. But I do work a lot.. (112 hours last week and this is currently my 34th straight day on) so it adds up. And I've personally paid >$25k this year in mandatory training, licencing and insurance costs this year :P

A senior colleague of mine (who is a fully qualified specialist) works five days a week and makes about $1200 a fortnight. We're not all rolling in it! Usually surgeons only rake it in when working private practice in their 40s/50s, and by then, they're playing catchup having effectively worked for peanuts for 20 years.

Not after sympathy. I think pilots (based on discussions here) are woefully underpaid (especially in GA), but it doesn't mean that others, like surgeons, are all swimming in cash. As always, there are those who roll in it, and those who are struggling.
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Old 30th Apr 2015, 10:42
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What are you people smoking? This is a list published by the ATO, as far as I am concerned pilots would be better off in the lowest 10 professions. Your only asking for trouble being high up, so enjoy it. This is a hit list of their next audit campaign, nothing more nothing less. Statistics mean nothing audits mean everything....enjoy it.
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