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Compare Study Options

Compare earning and employment outcomes.

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Diploma: Total

Median salary two years after study:

$35,000

$31,000

1 year
after study

$35,000

2 years
after study

$42,000

5 years
after study

53%

Employment rate two years after study

Status one year after study

Bachelors: Total

Median salary two years after study:

$46,000

$41,000

1 year
after study

$46,000

2 years
after study

$55,000

5 years
after study

68%

Employment rate two years after study

Status one year after study

About the Compare Study Options tool

  • If you get a search result saying “No data available”, there may still be people studying in this area and study level. This is because results for searches that correspond to a small number of graduates or for which all students study at a single provider aren’t shown, to avoid the risk of data for an individual being identified.
  • The results show what graduates earned and did between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2016 (the 2015 and 2016 tax years).
  • Find out more about the data used in this tool
  • Earnings have been converted to 2016 dollars to adjust for inflation.
  • Earnings are median salaries. This is the halfway point in the ranking of earnings – so not everyone has earned this amount. Half of graduates have earned more than this amount and half have earned less.
  • Earnings are actual annual (gross) earnings and do not take account of hours of work. This means earnings will be understated for any qualification/field of study where there are significant numbers of young graduates in part-time work.
  • All results are for young, domestic graduates. Young graduates range from 21 years or under for certificate-level qualifications, to 29 years or under for Doctorates. Graduates are only included in the results in those years where they spent at least three months in New Zealand.
  • Earnings data only reflects graduates that have work as their main activity, with graduates in further training and on benefits excluded.