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Wellington city neck-and-neck with Auckland in wage war

Wellington city neck-and-neck with Auckland in wage war
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The average wage in Wellington City is neck-and-neck with Auckland City in the battle to be the highest earning area in the country, according to an analysis of over 72,000 vacancies listed on Trade Me Jobs.

Head of Trade Me Jobs Jeremy Wade said the average salary in Wellington City was up a solid 7 percent on last year to $71,558 – hot on the heels of Auckland City where wage growth was up just 0.2 percent to $71,560.

“After dominating 2017, the capital has been chasing Auckland for the highest earning area this year and there’s now just a paltry $2 difference," said Wade. "With lower living costs and employers putting more money on the table, the grass could be greener for employees in the capital.

The national average wage remained relatively flat year-on-year, increasing just 0.7 percent in the last year to $60,970, although some regions were doing particularly well.

“The Wellington region was leading the pack with the highest increase in the average salary, up 7.1 percent to $66,461, along with Gisborne which jumped up 6.5 percent on last year to $59,017 and the West Coast which was up 4.8 percent to reach $60,344,” said Wade.

The IT sector still offers the highest average salary at $112,811 followed by roles in the property sector at $84,657 and the architecture sector at $83,218.

IT roles filled all of the five highest paid positions in the second quarter of 2018 with IT architects earning the most at an average salary of $156,402.


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