Jobs In New Zealand: New Zealanders earn an average of $45,800 (£24,358) per year and are among the highest earners in the world. The question is: who are the highest paid professionals in the country, and just how much exactly do they earn?
Join us as we take a look at the 10 highest paying jobs in New Zealand, the home of Middle-earth!
10. Information Technology Manager
Job Description: IT managers are tasked with implementing and maintaining an organisation’s technology infrastructure. This is one of the most common careers that graduates pursue in the growing IT industry, with professionals being in high demand.
IT managers typically get paid between $90,000 and $130,000 (£47,823 and £69,145) a year. Contractors, meanwhile, can earn between $90 and $110 (£47 and £58) an hour.
9. Procurement Manager
Procurement managers organise the storage and distribution of goods and services. Part of their job involves working closely with suppliers of raw materials, manufacturers, retailers and consumers.
They usually earn between $90,000 and $140,000 (£47,823 and £74,448) a year. Chief procurement officers can earn from $120,000 to $200,000 (£63,756 and £106,371) a year in large organisations and also enjoy benefits like company cars and bonuses.
8. Building and Construction Manager
Building and construction managers are responsible for organising the work on civil engineering or building projects. Their general duties include planning work schedules, managing staff and monitoring building progress and costs.
There are many options available to you regarding a career in architecture and construction, but becoming a building and construction manager will be the most financial rewarding. These professionals usually make between $90,000 and $150,000 (£47,823 and £79,705) a year, depending on their role, experience, qualifications and the size and location of the project they are working on.
7. Mine/Quarry Manager
Mine and quarry managers are responsible for all activities on a work site. This includes coordinating production, monitoring site systems and managing staff.
Mine managers typically make between $100,000 and $155,000 (£53,131 and £82,353) a year. The average annual salary for quarry managers, on the other hand, is between $130,000 and $210,000 (£69,089 and £111,606).
6. Information Technology Architect
IT architects primarily design and maintain computer networks for the companies and organisations they work for. These professionals are in high demand.
IT architects have the highest paying jobs in the IT industry, with starting salaries averaging $112,000 (£59,513) a year. With experience, they make $125,000 (£66,421) and have the potential to earn as much as $160,000 (£85,019).