October 18, 2016

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Salary comparison: what you could earn in New Zealand

Aoraki/Mount Cook - the tallest mountain in New Zealand

Aoraki/Mount Cook – the tallest mountain in New Zealand

Thinking of making the move to New Zealand? Find out how much your colleagues on the other side of the world earn before you take the plunge.

Working alongside our media partner Safeguard Magazine, in Auckland, New Zealand, we can do a direct salary comparison with your health and safety peers.

In SHP’s state of the industry survey conducted earlier in February this year, we found that the average salary for a health and safety professional was £48,468

Safeguard calculated the median income for a health and safety professional in New Zealand, which came out as NZD$88,410 – which translates at£51,770.22

By gender, men in New Zealand earn NZD$94,310 (£55,289) compared to the UK average of £52,800.

Women in New Zealand earn $80,160 (£46,984) compared to the UK average of £38,828.

The Safeguard survey recorded data from 436 people, and the full report published on the Safeguard website provides an insight into

  • Employment status
  • Salary: broken down into various categories
  • The highest form of qualifications
  • Which professional bodies have the highest membership
  • Most popular industry
  • Location

The details of the survey are available to view on the Safeguard website. Take a look and download SHP’s State of the Industry survey results for comparison.

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John Woodrow
John Woodrow
3 years ago

A snapshot picture can be deceiving – it does not take into account the cost of living e.g.food and housing. Obviously the figures are affected most by the current exchange rate; the UK’s departure from the EEU has seen the pound plummet.