Compare Study Options

Compare earning and employment outcomes.

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Bachelors: Total

Median salary two years after study:

$44,709

$39,049

1 year
after study

$44,709

2 years
after study

$52,822

5 years
after study

66%

Employment rate two years after study

Status one year after study

Bachelors: Total

Median salary two years after study:

$44,709

$39,049

1 year
after study

$44,709

2 years
after study

$52,822

5 years
after study

66%

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 at that 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 2012 and 31 March 2014 (the 2013 and 2014 tax years), as presented by the Ministry of Education in a March 2016 report: 'The Post-Study Earnings and Destinations of Young Domestic Graduates'.
    • Find out more about the data used in this tool
    • Earnings have been converted to 2014 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.
    • The percentage of graduates in each destination may not add up to 100%. In accordance with Statistics New Zealand’s data confidentiality requirements, the underlying values are randomly rounded to +/-2 of their actual value.