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Salary Guide 2018

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New Zealand Salary Guide 2019


The Michael Page Salary Benchmark is our annual salary guide developed to provide hiring managers and candidates with a reference on salary ranges across various job functions, including Finance, Technology, Human Resources, Sales, and more.

Leveraging information from Michael Page's proprietary database, studies, and observations, the report provides a snapshot of market and employment observations. It also highlights hiring trends and roles in demand within each functional area. Job seeker sentiments have been included as an additional feature in this report.


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How can the report benefit you? 


I am looking to hire:
  • Benchmark salaries against similar roles to be filled
  • Project talent costs based on hiring forecasts
  • Understand length of expected recruitment process
  • Know the reasons why employees leave their jobs


I'm a job seeker:
  • Cite informed salary expectations when switching jobs
  • Understand the interview process
  • Find out potential roles to upskill for
  • Gauge competitiveness in job applications



Whether you’re looking to hire or looking for a new job, deciding on the right salary for any role can be tricky. Average salary benchmarks and the candidate’s level of experience both come into play during the salary negotiation process and can have a significant impact on the final salary agreement.

That’s why we’ve put together some useful information on average salaries in New Zealand broken down by sector – so employers and candidates have access to the right knowledge when it comes to negotiating a salary.

If you’re keen to know how your salary compares with others in your sector, you can also use our salary calculator to see how your current income shapes up against the competition.

When applying for a job, we also have lots of helpful resources on how to negotiate salary during the interview process. And before agreeing to an offer, you can also see exactly how much you’ll be earning after tax with our take-home pay calculator.

Our salary guide is aimed at helping employers and jobseekers in New Zealand with everything from average salaries and salary negotiation to take-home pay and income tax, but it’s only a small part of what we do here at Michael Page. If you’re looking for guidance finding that exciting new job or are on the hunt for the right candidate for your business, get in touch with our recruitment specialists to discuss your needs.