Crunching The Numbers On Trade Me Jobs

According to Trade Me number-crunching (of 30,000 jobs listed on Trade Me Jobs over the last quarter of 2007), doctors were the highest paid profession advertised on the site and kitchen-hands the worst. 

Wellington showed up as the best paid location for jobs listed on the site, Southland the worst. And Wanganui turns out to be the toughest place to recruit people online.

According to Trade Me Jobs manager, Jimmy McGee:

“While doctors were the highest paid profession with an average salary of $123,850, IT jobs took the next three positions with technology architects, IT sales people and IT project managers all being paid on average over $100,000. Project managers in construction rounded out the top five paid professions”.

Aprt from kitchen-hands, data entry staff, waiters, cleaners and caregivers made up the five worst paid professions.

“Wanganui ended up the toughest place to recruit staff, followed by four other provincial areas; Thames, Marlborough, Tasman and Masterton.”

Over 600,000 Kiwis searched for jobs online each month during 2007, a 15% increase on the same period in 2006.

The rest of the numbers make for interesting reading:

Best paid professions
1. Doctors ($123,850)
2. IT architects ($117,768)
3. IT sales ($108,742)
4. IT project managers ($100,251)
5. Construction project managers ($94,634)

Worst paid professions
1. Kitchen staff ($29,625)
2. Data entry ($30,727)
3. Waiting staff ($30,826)
4. Cleaners ($31,964)
5. Caregivers ($31,967)

Best paid locations
1. Wellington ($65,689)
2. Auckland City ($61,075)
3. Timaru ($60,274)
4. Western BOP ($55,583)
5. New Plymouth ($55,106)

Worst paid locations
1. Southland ($41,224)
2. Palmerston North ($42,636)
3. Napier ($42,786)
4. Nelson ($43,515)
5. Rodney ($44,197)

Hardest place to find staff
1. Wanganui
2. Thames/ Coromandel
3. Marlborough
4. Tasman
5. Masterton

Most competitive markets
1. Central Otago
2. Hamilton
3. Palmerston North
4. Waitakere City
5. Tauranga

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