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Money expert reveals Australia's top paying jobs that you don't need a degree for 

A money expert has revealed the top paying jobs in Australia which don't require a degree. 

Nicholas Muscat, who founded finance business AussieMoneyMan, has shared his advice on how to land some of Australia's highest-paying jobs. 

Mr Muscat explained that roles like an air traffic controllers, real estate agents and ethical hackers can earn over $100,000 without a university qualification.   

Finance expert and YouTuber Nicholas Muscat (pictured above) has revealed the highest paying jobs in Australia that don't require a degree

Mr Muscat said air traffic controllers (pictured) earned a salary over $100,000 

He also said any form of management (construction management pictured) could earn a salary around $90,000 and only required exceptional people skills 

The entrepreneur said people were paid well for three reasons.

These include, a particular skills set, holding a management position or doing a job that was dangerous or undesirable.  

Mr Muscat explained the unusual role of an air traffic controller provided a salary around $108,000. 

'I think it's paid so highly because it is highly technical, you do have to be skilled and you do have to have natural abilities most people don't have.

'You have to have very good spacial awareness, you have to be a quick thinker and a very good communicator,' he explained.   

The YouTuber said working in a role with commissions, as a real estate agent or sales person, could result in a bigger paycheck.  

'You might have a base salary of $50,000 to $60,000 but if you're willing to put in the work and really hustle, the sky's the limit.

'I know people who came out of high school and easily turned over $160,000 to $170,000 a year,' Mr Muscat explained. 

The money expert said electricians (file image pictured) earn a base salary of $85,000

He also said a role in ethical hacking could earn over $100,000.   


1. Real estate and sales - $170,000

2. Air traffic controller - $108,000

3. Ethical hacker - $100,000

4. Youth officer - $100,000 

5. Management roles - $88,000

6. Electrician - $85,000

7. Care worker - $80,000 

8. Plumber - $75,000

'An ethical hacker, also known as a white hacker, is someone who uses their hacking abilities and programming abilities to hack for a good reason.'  

'People who are into computers, IT and cyber security, this is an awesome opportunity to make a lot of money doing something you love,' Mr Muscat said. 

The entrepreneur said any roles within management provided a high salary without the need for a degree. 

'If you can manage people, you can lead people, you can get paid well for that anywhere, and you don't need any particular skills outside of that.

'I know someone making around $88,000 who was just a general manager at a local Woolworths or Coles,' he explained. 

Mr Muscat also suggested taking up a trades role as an electrician or a plumber, who earn $85,000 and $75,000 dollars respectively as a base salary.  

He said shift work in roles caring for young, elderly or disabled people could be lucrative. 

Mr Muscat previously worked as a youth justice officer at a correctional centre and said the role could earn over $100,000 a year.   

'The rate I was going I would have easily hit just under $100,000,' he explained. 

He also said a career as a care worker for elderly or disabled people could generate a salary of $70,000 to $80,000 per year.   

Mr Muscat suggested working in a sales role that involved commissions to potentially earn around $170,000 per year (file image real estate agent pictured) 

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