>>1505214>160ish with no degree
160ish is extremely high for Australia, if you weren't larping then you'd know that. It's more than CEO salaries for small companies make.
Maybe a FIFO miner with some in-demand machinery certifications could get that or more but it's not something you can walk down to an employment centre and get straight out of high-school.
I could technically get 160k but I'd have to move to Sydney and compete very hard for some 'disruptive startup' which would defeat the purpose of working remote anyway, I applied for some of those jobs and came close and if I was in Sydney, I'd probably get one of those eventually. Even though were more like 140-150 anyway.
I made a small mistake, I got 90k while finishing my second degree and it went up to 100k when I finished. Maybe it should have been a little more but the company was small and 100k was actually only what the CEO was paying themself. This was in Melbourne.
There's no way that a STEM job in Melbourne with two degrees and a decade or so experience is going to pay 160k, it's about 120k max.
Anything else would require some special circumstance, nepotism probably, unreliably income from commissions or something else.
If anyone could get a 160k job out of high school then everyone would already have that job and the median salary wouldn't be $55k.