$200K roles and where to find them

Ever wanted to know what jobs attract the biggest salaries in New Zealand? We take a look at what industries and roles advertise the most $200K+ opportunities and where to find them.

Top 10 industries 

If you’re dreaming of a fatter pay packet, you’d be best placed to get one if you work in Information & Communication Technology (ICT). In fact, 17.7% of all $200K+ jobs advertised on SEEK are in ICT. Healthcare & Medical and Construction make up the top three industries and together with ICT account for just under half of all jobs offering $200K+.



Top 10 roles

We’ve also identified the top 10 roles paying more than $200,000 in New Zealand. Mirroring the results of the highest paying industries we see ICT, Healthcare & Medical and Construction dominating the top ten list. ICT Management roles account for 6.4% of the total $200K+ jobs on SEEK and Management roles in Sales round out the top 10 list at 2%. 

1 Information & Communication Technology Management 6.40%
2 Healthcare & Medical Medical Specialists 6.20%
3 Construction Management 5.20%
4 Construction Project Management 4.30%
5 Healthcare & Medical General Practitioners 4.00%
6 Accounting Financial Managers & Controllers 4.00%
7 Engineering Civil/Structural Engineering 3.60%
8 Engineering Management 2.50%
9 Information & Communication Technology Programme & Project Management 2.50%
10 Sales Management 2.00%


*Percentage of $200K+ roles advertised on SEEK within selected industry

Top-paying locations

We’ve also plotted the $200,000 roles across a map of New Zealand to show you where the highest proportion of these roles are located. Auckland and Wellington are out in front with 56.9% and 20.8% respectively.

Want to know more about salary trends?

The more knowledge you have about salaries, the more confident you may feel about discussing the topic with a future employer. So, start exploring our data – it’s here to help you!

Source: SEEK Salary Report, 2019