The 10 highest paying professions in Australia

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Surgeons have the highest taxable income among professions in Australia at $393,467 a year, according to statistics from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

Anaesthetists, internal medicine specialists, psychiatrists, and other medical practitioners came in second, third, fifth, and sixth.

The annual Taxation Statistics report for the 2015-16 financial year presents an overview of 16 million 2016 income tax returns for 13.5 million individuals, 940,000 companies, as well as superannuation funds, partnerships, and trusts.

Here are the top 10 paying professions:

Source: ATO

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