A study showed that financial controllers and senior project managers of construction companies are amongst the highest-paid workers in New Zealand for 2018.
If you are looking for a job that pays well, some recruitment agencies in New Zealand can connect you with the right employer. Companies should do the same, particularly if their job listings are not generating much interest from potential candidates. The study showed that job hunters are more likely to view an online advertisement if it includes salary details.
A financial controller earns an average of more than $120,000 per year, while construction managers’ median annual income reaches over $135,000. Some senior project managers can even earn up to $200,000, depending on the field of work and level of experience.
Residential project managers could also earn less compared to their counterparts in the commercial sector since projects in this field often involve a bigger cost. If you are looking for a job that values skills more than experience, then being a business intelligence consultant is amongst your best options. The job offers an average yearly pay of $105,000.
Skills development will be your best bet in case you still lack several years of experience in your industry. This is particularly true for minimum wage earners, as average salaries per hour only increased by 2.9 per cent in the year compared to 3.4 per cent in the prior year.
Statistics New Zealand released the data about the changes in national minimum wages. The data showed that the gap in wage inequality has further widened, so workers need to find ways on how to improve their credentials in the absence of a college degree.
Some of the highest-paying jobs require the right connections in your chosen field. You should consider asking for assistance from a staffing or recruitment agency, which could be useful in finding jobs especially when employers do not advertise vacancies often.