The average worker in Canberra earned $54,800 a year, according to the latest figures. That compares with $43,200 for the average Australian.
And just about one in every six employed people in the ACT held two jobs at the same time.
Men in the ACT earn more than women but the rise in male pay has been slower than that for women, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
"Since 2011-12, the male median income per job grew by 9.6 per cent in the Australian Capital Territory," according to the ABS analysis accompanying the figures.
"Over the same period, the female median income per job increased by 13.0 per cent in the Australian Capital Territory."
The picture of work in the ACT is the result of very detailed research using a new method. The usual unemployment and vacancies figures depend on Centrelink offices. But not all vacancies are reported. Some people might not register as unemployed.
The numbers were crunched from more than 100 million tax records in the six years from 2011 to give a much more detailed picture of how Australians work and what they earn for that work.
In 2016-17 (the latest year studied), "around 249,200 people in the Australian Capital Territory were employed at some point during the year", according to the ABS.
"The number of employed people increased by 2.8 per cent over the past 12 months, and increased by 4.9 per cent over the previous six years.
"Of the people employed, 209,700 people (84.2 per cent) were single job holders, while 39,500 people (15.8 per cent) worked multiple jobs at the same time.
"This trend has been consistent over the past six years, with single job holders averaging 84.3 per cent and multiple job holders averaging 15.7 per cent in the Australian Capital Territory."
The figures show that women and men hold jobs pretty well in equal number - men have a tad more jobs than women.
In the latest year on record (2016-17) for the ACT, "the highest number of jobs were held by people in the 25 to 29 year age group (48,300 jobs), with males in this age group holding a slightly higher proportion of the jobs than females (50.6 per cent and 49.4 per cent respectively)."
The industries of the ACT are different from those of Australia as a whole. "In the Australian Capital Territory, the five key industries that supplied the most jobs during 2016-17 were public administration, professional; scientific and technical services; hotel and food; health care; office work," the report says.
"Over the past 12 months, the number of jobs in all of these industries increased."
In Australia as a whole, the highest employing industries were health care, retail, office work, education and training, hotels and food.