Australia and New Zealand are two countries with some of the most advanced construction industries in the world. Many Filipino construction professionals see these two countries as great locations for endless opportunities that may advance their careers while earning a significant amount of cash compared to the job market the Philippines has to offer. While the current administration is focusing on the advancement and development of the country’s infrastructure, countries like Australia and New Zealand are attractive alternatives for Filipino construction professionals who want to traverse a completely different job landscape.
According to Forbes, despite the current challenges faced by Australia’s building sector, the future is still bright for the country as the economy begins to shift again into a more stable status. The same situation is reflected in the island country of New Zealand, although the recovery of the industry may take longer than its oceanic neighbor. Nevertheless, construction opportunities for Filipino construction professionals are still abundant, and those who are looking to work in either of the countries may figure that the construction industry of both countries is still an attractive venture for Filipinos. In this article, we will feature the estimated salary of common construction positions in Australia and New Zealand.
Average Salary Of Construction Professionals In Australia And New Zealand
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According to globaldata.com, the Australian construction industry was valued at $167.2 B in 2022 and is expected to grow more than 3% as the government allows more focus on the development of their local infrastructure. In New Zealand, the projected growth is the same at 3%, with the value of the market estimated to have been $55.8 billion in 2022. For Filipinos who are looking to start a career in these countries, career opportunities are partnered with significant financial compensation that remains attractive to hopeful applicants.
Below is a list of the average salaries of professionals in the New Zealand construction industry as of October 2023, based on data published by the Economic Research Institute.
|Average Salary of Construction Professionals In New Zealand||Average Salary Per Hour||Average Salary Per Year|
|Architects||NZ$ 58||NZ$ 119,983|
|Civil Engineer||NZ$ 59||NZ$ 122,355|
|Mechanical Engineer||NZ$ 61||NZ$ 127,104|
|Geodetic Engineer||NZ$ 62||NZ$ 129,769|
|Electrical Engineer||NZ$ 63||NZ$ 130,168|
|General/Maintenance Carpenter||NZ$ 39||NZ$ 80,711|
|Brick Mason||NZ$ 39||NZ$ 80,514|
|Plumber||NZ$ 40||NZ$ 83,403|
Below is a list of the average salaries of professionals in the Australian construction industry as of October 2023, based on data published by the Economic Research Institute.
|Average Salary of Construction Professionals In Australia||Average Salary Per Hour||Average Salary Per Year|
|Architects||A$ 63||A$ 130,517|
|Civil Engineer||A$ 64||A$ 133,097|
|Mechanical Engineer||A$ 65||A$ 134,532|
|Geodetic Engineer||A$ 55||A$ 114,339|
|Electrical Engineer||A$ 66||A$ 137,775|
|General/Maintenance Carpenter||A$ 43||A$ 90,469|
|Brick Mason||A$ 43||A$ 90,248|
|Plumber||A$ 45||A$ 93,487|
A Bright Future For Filipino Construction Professionals In Australia and New Zealand
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According to a statement released by the Philippines’ embassy in Canberra, Australia, Filipino workers are highly preferred by Australian companies because of their ‘creative, innovative, caring, efficient, dedicated, productive,’ conduct partnered with their ability to communicate well in English. The same sentiment was shared by a Philippine-based New Zealand recruitment agency Greatways Manpower, which acknowledges the Filipino workers’ ‘innate assiduousness’ and ‘proficiency’ in English. Truly, Filipino workers are coveted resources for any international industry they choose to enter, and by obtaining the right qualifications, any Filipino construction worker hoping to start a flourishing career in New Zealand or Australia has all the opportunities to do so.
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