All salaries shown are annual unless otherwise stated.
New Zealand’s Colourful Currency
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 2020 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 hourly wage in New Zealand for the quarter ending 31 March 2020 was $33.20 according to Statistics New Zealand.
This would give an annual average salary of around $65,600, working standard full-time hours (38 hours).
The employment rate in New Zealand in March 2020 was 67.5% and the unemployment rate was 4.2%, a small rise from the previous quarter.
Job numbers continued to rise with 19,000 more people employed than in December 2019.
The largest contributions to the rise in filled jobs came from public administration and safety.
- Ambulance / Paramedic
- Automotive Electrician
- Civil Engineer
- Community Worker
- Dental Therapist / Hygienist / Technician
- Early Childhood Teacher
- General Practitioner
- Graphic Designer
- Heavy Truck Driver
- Information Technology Professionals
- Interior Designer
- Legal Executive
- Medical Receptionist
- Process Engineer
- Quantity Surveyor
- Social Worker
- Structural Engineer
- Speech Therapist
- Veterinary Nurse