Global recruitment firm Robert Walters has released its salary expectations for Australian professionals in 2020, with roles in certain sectors – including energy – set to experience significant wage growth.

The Robert Walters Salary Survey for 2020 predicts NSW as the state to see the greatest salary increases with property, infrastructure, and the energy sectors dominating the wage growth leaderboard.

Robert Walters Managing Director ANZ, James Nicholson, said with Australia committed to long-term nation-building programs throughout 2020, it is not surprising that wages will continue to fluctuate and stimulate demand for specialist roles in the property, infrastructure and energy sectors.

“The top five wage growth roles are a mix of permanent and contract roles in NSW within the property, infrastructure and energy sectors,” said Mr Nicholson.

The renewables sector will also witness strong wage growth, albeit from a small labour pool.

There are currently 103 projects that are in construction (or due to start) in Australia, which are expected to deliver over $27 billion in investment and create over 16,000 jobs.

“While the emerging renewables sector is showing signs of promise, and the creation of some new jobs, uncertainty may linger until the Australian government articulates a more comprehensive energy policy,” said Mr Nicholson.

The Robert Walters 2020 Salary Survey can be downloaded at:

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