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Published on February 5th, 2013 | by john.weir

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Western Australia has highest earnings

Australia’s mining boom means that salaries in Western Australia have rocketed, making its workers the highest earners in the country.

The strong mining populous in Western Australia means the state enjoys the highest wages in the country, designbuildsource.com.au reported.

The average weekly pay for all workers in Western Australia is $1,328, climbing as high as $1,634 per week for full-time workers, or almost $85,000 per year.

On the flip side, the mining industry also topped the list of the longest average work week, in particular full time machinery operators and drivers clocked an average of 43.7 hours.

According to the ABS on average Australians work about 33 hours a week.

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