New income data shows which specialists earn the most

Oncologists are among the highest earners in Australia, according to new tax figures that show medical practitioners enjoy five of the top 10 pay packets.

Doctors earn more than judges, mining engineers and CEOs, the 2014-15 data released by the Australian Taxation Office shows.

Topping the list are the 441 male opthalmologists who earn an average of nearly $573,000 dollars a year, with the 144 male neurosurgeons not far behind, at almost $555,000.

Medical oncologists sit in the middle of the range of medical professionals, with an average annual income of $290,445.