Salaries are annual unless otherwise stated.
Salary and wage information for New Zealand professions is compiled regularly by analysis of New Zealand jobs advertised in major publications. Job ads in New Zealand often do not mention remuneration. Salaries are generally negotiable, within limits.
Job titles in this occupation vary and some examples are automotive electrician, auto electrician and marine systems electrician.
Job prospects are very good as there is a shortage of auto electricians working in New Zealand. Automotive Electricians (occupation code 321111) are therefore on New Zealand’s long-term skills shortage list.
Automotive electrician typically earn between $23 and $38 per hour. Some junior positions may be offered close to or at the minimum wage rate which is $17.70 per hour.
For comparison, the average ordinary time hourly wage in New Zealand for the quarter ending 31 December 2018 was $31.63 according to Statistics New Zealand. This would give an annual average salary of around $62,500, working standard full-time hours (38 hours).
Automotive Electrician Salaries / Wages in 2018 – 2019
|Position||Salary / Wage $||Location|
|Experienced Automotive Electrician||80,000||Auckland|
|Automotive Electrician / Mobile Radio Installation Technician||43,000 – 63,000||Auckland|
|Experienced Automotive Electrician||45,000 – 75,000||Auckland|
|Marine Systems Electrician||24 – 39 per hour||Auckland|
|Auto Mechanic / Electrician||40,000 – 65,000||Auckland|
|Heavy Vehicle Auto Electrician||22 – 35 per hour||Wellington|
|Experienced Automotive Electrician||45,000 – 65,000||Christchurch|
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