Let’s face it, we all want a job that makes us feel fulfilled. With generous salaries. That preferably allow you to weather inflation while sipping on the finest Malbec around. Well, La Nación released a video informing us what the best-paying jobs today in Argentina are, so think your next career change accordingly!
1. Mining: AR $70,000 average monthly salary
Turns out miners are the best paid professionals in Argentina, earning an average of AR $70,000, according to the Labor Ministry, the video informs us. Mining finds itself crowned the highest paying career for two years in a row now, Taringa placed it at number one last year. Of course, bear in mind that this is an average salary taking into account positions as wide ranging as miners’ and executives’. And although actual miners do make bank, they don’t always work in the best of environments.
For example, a miner could end up working in the Veladero mine in San Juan Province famous for a massive cyanide spill last year. It’s located at an altitude of 4,000 meters. Not the easiest gig in the world.
2. Oil: monthly average of AR $46,000
Workers in the oil industry are also doing pretty well, earning a monthly average of AR $46,000.
Again, keep in mind that this is an average. While employees working on the platforms make up to AR $50,000, in Chubut Province, for instance, employees working in offices can get up to AR $90,000 in the same province, the video informs.
3. Banking: monthly average of AR $38,000
Well, yeah. Banking and money do go hand in hand, don’t they.
4. Fishing and logistics: monthly average of AR $30,000
You didn’t think fishing would be up there, did you! Well there you have it.
Unfortunately this leaves a lot of jobs out of the equation. Yours, probably. But all is not lost! Maybe journalists will make it to the list one day too. We can only dream.