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Top 10 graduate employers by salary

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Where in Australia are fresh grads happiest about their salaries? The answer is: the following ten companies.

According to Prosple Australia's surveys, these are the top-ranking companies when it comes to how thousands of fresh grads feel about their salaries!

1. Ergon Energy Network - 9.9

About Ergon Energy Network (Energex)

At the top of our list is Energex – one of the largest electricity organizations in Australia. Based in Queensland, the company supplies electricity to 2.3 million customers in the region.

What Grads Say

The pay is exceptional. We are very lucky. There is also a defined salary progression through the Graduate Program. This is very rewarding. We do not receive a bonus, but we do receive rewarding overtime payments.

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2. Optiver Asia Pacific - 9.5

About Optiver Asia Pacific

Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and global market maker with over 35 years of success. They specialize in trading options and other financial instruments in over 70 exchanges around the world.

What Grads Say

The pay is very competitive for the industry, and the bonus incentivizes everyone to work collectively and improve the company.”

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Also, check out some real stories from grads who work there!

3. Chevron Australia - 9.5

About Chevron Australia

Chevron is a major player in the global energy industry, involved in almost all aspects of energy production and delivery. In Australia, the company has been in operation for over 60 years and employs over 1,500 people.

What Grads Say

These [pay and bonuses] are very good, considering I am a graduate.

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4. Arnold Bloch Leibler Lawyers - 9.4

About Arnold Bloch Leibler Lawyers 

Arnold Bloch Leibler is a commercial law firm that works with a wide range of clients, from corporations to high-net-worth individuals and family businesses.

What Grads Say

Well above market (including top tier firms) at junior pay. Considering the hours worked are lower than average too, this appears to be the best of both worlds, as long as you can disregard the lack of "perceived prestige" compared to the Big 6 firms.

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5. Viva Energy Australia - 9.4

About Viva Energy Australia

Viva Energy is a leading energy company, supplying around a quarter of the country's fuel needs. It provides reliable and safe fuel products, such as Shell fuels and lubricants, to keep the Australian economy running.

What Grads Say

Really generous pay for a Graduate role, and opportunity to participate in share plan and bonus incentives

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Also, check out what grads say about the company!

6. SA Power Networks - 9.3

About SA Power Networks

SA Power Networks is the sole electricity distributor in South Australia, providing electricity to 900,000 homes and businesses via its 87,500km of powerlines.

What Grads Say

Seems too good to be true. Very good compensation - especially for a graduate.

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Also, check out some real stories from grads who work there!

7. IMC Trading - 9.3

About IMC Trading

Founded in Amsterdam in 1989, IMC Trading is an innovative technology firm and trading house that specializes in advanced trading strategies. IMC also conducts large volumes of transactions on multiple trading platforms across the world from offices in Sydney, Amsterdam, and Chicago.

What Grads Say

The pay and bonuses are probably the best you can get as a graduate.

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8. Maven Securities - 9.3

About Maven Securities

Maven Securities is a fully employee-owned trading firm that uses cutting-edge algorithms to power trades across five global regions. As a Graduate Trader, you can take ownership of your career from the start, executing live trades within your first three months.

What Grads Say

Good structure, incentivized to work hard.

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And find out what their grads really do every day  👀

9. CSL - 9.1

About CSL

The only R&D and manufacturing company on this list is Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL).  CSL is Australia’s biggest biotech success story and one of this nation’s largest public companies. 

What Grads Say

The pay is very competitive.

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Or learn more about its graduate program through this Q&A video!

10. Jarden - 9.0

About Jarden

Jarden is an investment banking firm based with nearly 60 years of experience in the Australasian equities market. 

What Grads Say

The all-in pay is above market average, with the base pay being slightly below market average and the bonuses compensating for this.

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Also, check out some real stories from grads who work there!

Shout out to our sector winners

We'd also like to give a shoutout to employers who rank at the top of their sector but just didn’t make the top 10 list. They’re an inspiration for others in their field!

Employers

Rating

Industry 

Hood Sweeney

8.3

Accounting & Advisory

Victoria's Big Build

8.8

Construction & Property Services

Worley

7.7

Engineering Consulting

Nutrien Ag Solutions

6.7

Environment & Agriculture

Ramsay Health Care

8.3

Health

Queensland Government Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy

9.0

Government & Public Service

Partners in Performance

9.0

Management Consulting

IQPC

7.5

Media & Communications

TechnologyOne

8.8

Technology

Teach for Australia

8.0

Education & Training

John Deere

8.2

R&D & Manufacturing

Leidos

8.8

Defence & Aerospace

Reece Group

8.2

Retail, Sales & Consumer Goods

Inland Rail

8.2

Transport & Logistics

Hudson

7.7

Recruitment & HR

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