Research finds Eastern Bay pay packets some of highest

Eastern Bay people are getting offered some of the highest pay rates in the country, according to TradeMe research.

The findings follow an analysis of about 66,000 vacancies listed on Trade Me Jobs for the quarter ending June 30th.

It's shown the job market in the Bay of Plenty is particularly healthy, with Kawerau taking out the third spot for highest pay rates.

Average pay rates in the Eastern Bay town are about $66,108.

The town's also seen a 34 per cent rise in job listings.

Whakatane comes in at fifth with an average wage of $61,677.

Sam Gardner