The entry-level Aldi job that pays $87,000 a year

Aldi is hiring 16 people across Australia for its graduate program - and paying them more than entry-level engineers and doctors.

The jobs, which graduates will begin in 2019, are available in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the ACT on a starting salary of $87,000.

"Aldi's Graduate Program is a comprehensive 18 month training program specifically designed to develop our leaders of tomorrow," the application page reads.

"Be successful and you’ll take on the role of Area Manager at the end of the program, running 3-5 stores in a multi-million dollar business as if it was your own."

ALDI is hiring 16 people for its graduate program and paying them $87,000. Photo: ALDI

The positions also include a company car, iPhone and graduates of any discipline are invited to apply.

The starting salary of $87,000 is higher than the median entry-level pay of dentistry, which is $84,000 for males and $82,800 for females, according to a Australian Bureau of Statistics report released in September 2017.

It is also higher than the median starting salary for medicine, which is $70,000 for men and $68,200 for women.

The ABS statistics summed up the median starting salary for undergraduates in their first full-time job in 2016.

Undergraduate engineers are paid about $62,000 and the median for nurses was around $60,000, almost $30,000 less than offered by Aldi.

The Aldi advertisement says that over five years in the job, employees have the opportunity to increase their salary to $155,000.

The 2019 jobs are available in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the ACT. Photo: Getty

“I joined the Aldi graduate program in 2016 after studying Law and Commerce at the University of Notre Dame,” area manager Caitlin Gallagher said in a statement released by Aldi, news.com.au reported.

“You start by working in the stores to learn how the shop floor operates and the importance of teamwork.

“You also spend time in the Sydney head office rotating through different departments learning about quality assurance, logistics, property management and corporate buying, just to name a few."

Applications for the positions in the six states and territories close on March 18.

The positions also include a company car and iPhone. Photo: Getty

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