Wages In NZ Show Increase in First Half of 2008

A survey conducted on NZ job site, Trade Me Jobs, has revealed that there has been a significant increase in NZ pay over the first half of this year.  The research, carried out over 73,000 jobs listed on the site concluded that there has been a 3.7% increase in pay since the last quarter of 2007, raising the average pay from $55,583 to $57,664 per year.

Trade Me Jobs head, Jimmy McGee said: “Outside of IT, the top five paid professions are doctors ($106,823), construction project managers ($95,378), engineering managers ($92,843), in-house legal counsel ($90,440) and financial controllers ($89,081)”.

Like many other countries New Zealand is suffering from a skills shortage and is actively encouraging skilled migrants to come and work here.  Mr McGee said the most sought after positions through his site are accountants, travel consultants, construction site managers and accounts payable workers.

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