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Old May 5th 2007, 8:33 pm
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We are new to this forum, so sorry if this has been answered before.

We are planning to move to NZ in 2008. I am a dispensing optician and I have been trying to look at what salaries I could expect to earn. None of the job advertisments show the salary. Does anyone have any info on what I could expect to earn? We plan to come to the North Island, but don't know where yet.

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Old May 6th 2007, 5:54 am
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We are new to this forum, so sorry if this has been answered before.

We are planning to move to NZ in 2008. I am a dispensing optician and I have been trying to look at what salaries I could expect to earn. None of the job advertisments show the salary. Does anyone have any info on what I could expect to earn? We plan to come to the North Island, but don't know where yet.

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Hi Ally,

Welcome to the site. I don't know if these are accurate but at least they will give you some sort of starting point:
http://www.payscale.com/research/NZ/...pensing/Salary
http://homes.avcol.school.nz:2030/tr...hs/j45171h.htm
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You could also try contacting this NZ Optomitrist Association. They may be happy to give you some guidance. You never know , they may know of job vacancies.
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Hi Ally,

Welcome to the site. I don't know if these are accurate but at least they will give you some sort of starting point:
http://www.payscale.com/research/NZ/...pensing/Salary
http://homes.avcol.school.nz:2030/tr...hs/j45171h.htm
Thank you for the really quick replies. I have looked at the sites and will know what I am up against when I start applying for jobs. The annual leave allowance is very much lower that I have here, which is disappointing. I did expect the lower salary though. I realise it doesn't mean much until we do our reccy and find out what a salary will buy if/when we live in NZ.

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The annual leave allowance is very much lower that I have here, which is disappointing.
It will be 4 weeks minimum now, by government decree.
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sorry, I have to disagree with the payscale link even though it's just been updated.
I know for a fact that the average salary for a software eng/developer, although not the same job as you would looking at a payscale far inexcess of this figure more like > $55000 and not the $49589 as shown.
so please look upon these figures as the absolute lowest IMHO.
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It will be 4 weeks minimum now, by government decree.
That is better, some places said three weeks and I heard that they make you take two weeks over Christmas (albeit that your Christmas is the best time of year for the weather).

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...take two weeks over Christmas (albeit that your Christmas is the best time of year for the weather).
This past year it wasn't.
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This past year it wasn't.

Tell me about it even at $75000 a year its a struggle to have the best without a mortgage ,overtaxed here but shoot who cares we love it still.
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I think the salary for a dispensing optician is low both in NZ and the UK. I would not expect to be able to support a family on the salary, never mind take out a mortgage. If there are any dispensing opticians in NZ who are out there I would be interested in hearing from you about working conditions i.e holidays, salary etc

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