New Zealand Automotive Electrician Salaries

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 $25 and $40 per hour. Some junior positions may be offered close to or at the minimum wage rate which is $18.90 per hour.

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).

Automotive Electrician Salaries / Wages in 2020

PositionSalary / Wage $Location
Experienced Automotive Electrician 25+ per hourTauranga
Automotive Electrician / Mobile Radio Installation Technician 43,000 – 63,000Auckland
Experienced Automotive Electrician 45,000 – 75,000Auckland
Marine Systems Electrician24 – 39 per hourAuckland
Heavy Diesel Auto Electrician30 – 40 per hourAuckland
Heavy Vehicle Auto Electrician25 – 35 per hourWellington
Experienced Automotive Electrician 45,000 – 65,000Christchurch

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