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What's news?

Who's bringing home the bacon?

 

The team at Seek are great at keeping us informed on recruitment industry best practice and current trends.

Hot off the press (August 2018) are their latest figures to show which industries are paying the most.

They report that population growth is a key driver in the occupations that have gained the highest salary increases in the last 5 years - with Construction now being the highest paying industry in the country. 

Top place for the highest percentage increase in the last 5 years goes to Design & Architecture (28.56% up from 2013).

Want to know where your industry sits, relative to the national averages?  Here is the data collated by Seek.

 
Average salary by industry: 2013 vs 2018
NZ Industry 2013 2018 % Growth
Accounting $74,562 $79,181 6.19%
Administration & Office Support $46,286 $52,391 13.19%
Advertising, Arts & Media $64,468 $69,260 7.43%
Banking & Financial Services $80,728 $87,583 8.49%
Call Centre & Customer Service $47,135 $50,014 6.11%
Community Services & Development $56,093 $64,618 15.20%
Construction $84,321 $101,633 20.53%
Consulting & Strategy  $96,508 $100,610 4.25%
Design & Architecture $65,502 $84,213 28.56%
Education & Training $63,048 $71,176 12.89%
Engineering $91,751 $92,205 0.49%
Farming, Animals & Conservation $61,925 $70,409 13.70%
Government & Defence $78,384 $83,266 6.23%
Healthcare & Medical $71,821 $73,962 2.98%
Hospitality & Tourism $47,943 $52,703 9.93%
Human Resources & Recruitment $76,962 $82,342 6.99%
Information & CommunicationTechnology $88,228 $95,938 8.74%
Insurance & Superannuation $74,758 $74,466 -0.39%
Legal $82,850 $86,016 3.82%
Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics $62,302 $66,876 7.34%
Marketing & Communications $76,785 $79,489 3.52%
Mining, Resources & Energy $108,257 $92,362 -14.68%
Real Estate & Property $78,890 $84,504 7.16%
Retail & Consumer Products $48,211 $53,484 10.94%
Sales $69,757 $75,242 7.86%
Science & Technology $73,185 $75,909 3.72%
Sport & Recreation $57,958 $61,267 5.71%
Trades & Services $54,682 $61,091 11.72%
Average $70,832 $75,794 7.01%

Source: Seek NZ - August 2018