These are the industries with the highest annual wage increases in Australia

Peter Terlato 17 August 2016

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Modest gains across all areas of employment.

All Australian jobs, both public and private sector, incurred modest wage rises in the year to June 2016 but those in energy management services saw the greatest increases.

Workers in electricity, gas, water and waste services received 2.6% extra pay in the last financial year.

Both the trend and seasonally adjusted wage indexes rose 2.1% across all categories of employment in 2014-15.

Employees in education and training also enjoyed respectable annual wage increases of 2.5%.

Aussies in retail trade, accommodation and food services, transport, postal and warehousing, health care and social assistance, arts and recreation services and other services all experienced rises of 2.3% in 2014-15.

The smallest gains were attributed to those in mining, adding just 1.3% to the total hourly rates of pay.

Construction, professional, scientific and technical services, and administrative and support services all recorded through the year growth of less than 2% for at least the last year and a half.

See below for the full list of annual wage price index changes 2014-15.

Last week we revealed the highest-paid university graduates, now working full-time, are employed in engineering and related technologies, and management and commerce.

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