Salaries for Professions New Zealand

All salaries shown are annual unless otherwise stated.

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ENZ compiles salary and wage information for professions in New Zealand by analysis of jobs advertised in New Zealand’s major publications. The salary survey was carried out in 2016 and covered a variety of occupations listed below. Typical salaries are given for junior, intermediate and senior positions if possible. ENZ is hoping to extend this survey in the future to cover more professions.

Job ads in New Zealand often do not mention remuneration. Salaries are generally negotiable, within limits.

For comparison, the average ordinary time hourly wage in New Zealand for the quarter ending 31 March 2107 was $29.90 according to Statistics New Zealand. This would give an annual average salary of around $59,100, working standard full-time hours (38 hours).

The employment rate in New Zealand was 67.1% and the unemployment rate was 4.9%, the lowest unemployment rate since December 2008. Job numbers continued to rise with 29,000 more people employed than in December 2016.

The largest contributions to the rise in filled jobs over the year up to March 2017 came from construction (up 16,100), professional, scientific, technical, admin & support services (up 12,700), and accommodation & food services (up 16,200).

Private sector wage inflation was 1.5 percent – the lowest since June 2010. Public sector wage inflation was 1.7 percent.

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