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Income survey results

Income survey results
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New Zealand

Safeguard's annual survey of the incomes of NZ-based health & safety practitioners, occupational health nurses and occupational hygienists drew a record 479 responses, well over a hundred more than the previous high set in 2014.

The 2016 survey shows the median income of the 436 respondents who work full time was $88,410, up only marginally from $87,390 last year. The median income of male full-timers was $94,310 and of females $80,160, a gender gap of $14,150. The good news is that the gender gap is smaller than last year’s $16,460.

The 397 people working full time as an employee reported a median income of $87,780, while the much smaller group of 37 working full time self-employed earned a median income of $105,710.

Respondents whose time is charged out by the hour reported an average hourly rate of $135, up $20 on last year; however the median hourly rate didn’t change, which suggests it was the upper half of hourly rates which rose.

There was a clear gap in incomes reported from those with higher H&S qualifications, where 91 respondents working full time and with a post-graduate diploma earned a median income of $105,000, while the 24 respondents with a master’s or higher degree in H&S earned a median of $121,000.

The full income and related data will be published in the Sept/Oct edition of Safeguard magazine.



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