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 2018 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 December 2017 was $30.68 according to Statistics New Zealand.
This would give an annual average salary of around $60,600, working standard full-time hours (38 hours).
The employment rate in New Zealand in December 2017 was 67.8% and the unemployment rate was 4.5%, the lowest unemployment rate since December 2008.
Job numbers continued to rise with 13,000 more people employed than in September 2017.
The largest contributions to the rise in filled jobs came from professional, scientific, technical, administrative, and the support services industry.
- 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