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Top 10 Highest Paying Professions in New Zealand – 2018

Posted on February 16, 2018
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The 10 Highest Paying Professions in New Zealand for 2018 is topped by Information Architects with average annual pay of $135,000. Several highest paying professions are in the IT sector. The data has been compiled based on figures from Statistics New Zealand, Employment New Zealand, and Trade Me website.

The analysis of the figures from the above sources reveals the highest paying Jobs in New Zealand. It also reveals the impact of education on the earnings. The salary figures do not include bonuses or overtime pay or other salary heads such as a car.  The report also does not include individuals who own a business or are self-employed, as quoted by the Careers Govt NZ.

Rank Profession Annual salary in $
1 Information architects 135,000
2 Data warehousing & Business Intelligence 115,000
3 Cyber security specialists 105,000
4 Construction project & contract management 105,000
5 IT Sales 105,000
6 Finance managers & controllers 100,000
7 Database experts 95,000
8 In-house legal counsel 95,000
9 Quantity Surveying 95,000
10 Surveying 95,000

Impact of qualifications on your earnings:

The level of education has proved to have an immense impact on the earnings of professionals. The higher qualifications usually command higher pay packages in New Zealand. This information has been revealed by Ministry of Education research on New Zealanders in work. It demonstrated that the subjects and the level of study have a huge effect on prospective earnings.

Personal factors affecting earnings:

The pay package that one commands is also influenced by:

  • The subject of study
  • The level of study
  • The demand for professionals at the time of your job search
  • The destination of work – employer and the region
  • Previous work experience
  • Salary negotiation skills

If you are looking to Study, Visit, Invest, Migrate, or Work in New Zealand, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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