Positively Wellington for better wages
By Kelly Gregor
5:30 AM Saturday Jan 8, 2011

Wellingtonians earn $3289 more on average than Aucklanders and the most in the country, according to data compiled by online job search site Seek.co.nz.

The figures show the average annual New Zealand wage of $69,140 is increasing, with the average salary package rising month-on-month for the past three months. The information is based on job listings on the Seek website.

Since September, the average salary has increased by $619 to $69,140.

Seek senior executive Helen Souness said this was positive news for employees, who have suffered from years of widespread pay freezes and retrenchment, but warned employers to be cautious on their expectations for this year.

"The New Year is the traditional time for people to review where they are in their career and those who have not received pay increases recently may be motivated to look at other options.

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