Jitters about the global economy and the future of the mining boom seem to be hurting employer confidence, with an industry survey showing that job advertisements have fallen for six straight months.
So which sector is making the most money?
According to data listed by jobs website Seek, mining - despite all the doom and gloom reports - still remains the highest paid sector in the country.
The listings deliver a snapshot of the nation's pay slips and reveal the minimum and maximum salary received by various sectors.
So are you reaching your pay potential? Check out the listings below and find out.