Wellington pay packets second highest in NZ; Taranaki in first position

Press Release – SEEK
The average Kiwi pay packet rose $1,000 over the last five months. SEEK’s latest salary report released today shows the average salary for jobs advertised on seek.co.nz, the country’s largest job source, grew to $72,731 per annum since the beginning of 2013, an increase of 1.3%.

Wellington’s average salaries increased by 1.5 per cent to $79,412, making it the second highest paying region in the country. The average salary for employees in Auckland rose 1.4% to $73,828. .

Taranaki is currently the highest paid place in New Zealand with an average salary of $80,269 for jobs listed on SEEK in the region. This is more than $7,500 higher than the national average despite a slight decline since January 2013.

“Taranaki is home to the largest number of roles in the Mining, Resources and Energy sector advertised on SEEK, currently the highest paid industry in the country. Roles in this industry have an average salary of $103,275, a significant $30,000 above the national average,” adds Ms Faulding.

Auckland and Wellington also listed salaries above the national average. The average salary for employees in Auckland rose 1.4% to $73,828 and increased by 1.5% in the Capital to $79,412, making it the second highest paying region in the country. 

Average NZ salary packages by region (based on jobs advertised on seek.co.nz in May 2013)

LOCATION Average May 2013 salary package % change from Jan 2013
Taranaki $80,269 -6.9%
Wellington $79,412 1.5%
West Coast $74,270 -5.5%
Auckland $73,828 1.4%
National average $72,731 1.3%
Canterbury $68,978 -0.5%
Waikato $65,272 -2.9%
Bay of Plenty $65,176 6.4%
Manawatu $64,584 8.6%
Southland $63,424 -2.6%
Otago $63,172 9.9%
Hawkes Bay $61,323 -0.3%
Gisborne $60,906 -11.0%
Marlborough $60,356 0.4%
Northland $58,970 -5.9%
Tasman $58,432 -6.4%

Average NZ salary packages by classification (based on jobs advertised on seek.co.nz in May 2013)

CLASSIFICATION Average May 2013 salary package % change from Jan 2013
Mining, Resources & Energy $103,275 4.0%
Consulting & Strategy $99,641 6.6%
Information & Communication Technology $90,529 3.5%
Engineering $89,859 -2.1%
Construction $86,639 3.1%
Legal $83,145 -3.0%
Banking & Financial Services $81,058 -1.5%
Marketing & Communications $80,800 7.4%
Government & Defence $79,786 -6.1%
Science & Technology $78,121 11.7%
Real Estate & Property $76,790 -4.9%
Accounting $74,738 0.5%
Human Resources & Recruitment $74,593 -4.9%
National average $72,731 1.3%
Healthcare & Medical $71,878 5.5%
Sales $69,578 -0.8%
Insurance & Superannuation $68,187 -9.6%
Design & Architecture $65,225 -3.1%
Advertising, Arts & Media $64,149 5.8%
Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics $63,662 3.1%
Education & Training $63,262 5.9%
Farming, Animals & Conservation $58,516 -9.6%
Sport & Recreation $54,166 -3.0%
Community Services & Development $53,855 -7.2%
Trades & Services $52,992 -1.6%
Hospitality & Tourism $49,441 7.0%
Retail & Consumer Products $48,843 2.9%
Administration & Office Support $46,835 3.6%
Call Centre & Customer Service $46,653 4.0%

The latest increase in salaries for advertised roles follows a recent SEEK study which revealed that money is a real motivator for most employees, with 50% saying a pay rise or bonus would encourage them to stay in their current role rather than looking for new opportunities.
ENDS

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