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Typo in NSW job ad sees position advertised for $224 BILLION

An advertisement for a high paying job in NSW has raised eyebrows over just how high the salary is.

While a healthy renumeration plays a big role in luring the right candidate, this pay was so high it would make the employee the richest person in Australia in just a matter weeks.

The position was posted to LinkedIn by the NSW Department of Education who is looking for a new director of content and campaigns.

The role starts from $224,385 per year – already far above the average Australian salary – but according to the ad posted on Wednesday, the right candidate has the potential to make $224,385,248,488 a year.


The typo was quickly spotted and uploaded to Reddit in a tongue-in-cheek post that asked: “After a job that pays $224 billion a year?”

Other Aussies were quick to respond, joking about potential candidates.

“The top end of the range is only available for Barilaro,” one said.

“Scott Morrison appointed himself to that position in secret last year,” another quipped.

“Might be able to enter the housing market in a couple of years with that income,” someone else added sarcastically.

“Is that with or without super, that's how they get ya,” another added.

The ad, which is still live on LinkedIn, was corrected to show the real pay scale - which is $224,385 to $248,488 per year.

After three days on the site, 49 applicants have applied for the role.

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