New Zealand salaries 2017

Just wrote a small salary table with New Zealand’s salaries by main economy sections and occupations. Let’s say who earns what in a land of a white long cloud. Please keep in mind that all annual salaries are given before tax deduction. New Zealand has a progressive tax system. To find out after tax income, please read this post.


OccupationSalary rangeMedian
Accounting
Assistant accountants$37,000 – $75,000$55,000
Audit$44,000 – $140,000$85,000
Financial accounting & reporting$50,000 – $130,000$85,000
Accounting$40,000 – $115,000$60,000
Management accountants$65,000 – $130,000$92,000
Accounts payable$40,000 – $65,000$50,000
Analysts$55,000 – $132,000$85,000
Finance managers & controllers$55,000 – $155,000$100,000
Payroll$45,000 – $80,000$55,000
Agriculture, fishing & forestry
Fishing$30,000 – $100,000$50,000
Farming$30,000 – $80,000$45,000
Forestry$32,000 – $65,000$47,000
Horticulture$25,000 – $75,000$40,000
Architecture
Architects$45,000 – $125,000$85,000
Drafting$45,000 – $100,000$65,000
Interior design$37,000 – $105,000$62,000
Automotive$32,000 – $75,000$47,000
Banking, finance & insurance
Analysts$45,000 – $105,000$75,000
Credit & lending$39,000 – $105,000$55,000
Insurance$41,000 – $105,000$55,000
Management$46,000 – $171,000$95,000
Tellers & branch staff$40,000 – $105,000$65,000
Construction & roading
Health & safety$43,000 – $115,000$75,000
Construction Labouring$35,000 – $65,000$45,000
Machine operators$40,000 – $70,000$55,000
Project & contracts management$55,000 – $165,000$105,000
Quantity surveying$55,000 – $135,000$95,000
Supervisors$50,000 – $115,000$75,000
Surveying$46,000 – $155,000$95,000
Traffic management$32,000 – $70,000$40,000
Customer service
Call centre$32,000 – $55,000$40,000
Customer-facing$30,000 – $55,000$40,000
Management$35,000 – $95,000$55,000
Education
Au pairs & nannies$25,000 – $45,000$32,000
Early childhood$25,000 – $65,000$47,000
Primary$22,000 – $65,000$47,000
Secondary$25,000 – $85,000$50,000
Tertiary$32,000 – $85,000$55,000
Tutoring & training$40,000 – $109,000$47,000
Engineering
Building services$37,000 – $125,000$75,000
Civil & structural$50,000 – $135,000$85,000
Drafting$44,000 – $95,000$75,000
Electrical$47,000 – $120,000$75,000
Environmental$59,000 – $125,000$85,000
Geotechnical$55,000 – $125,000$85,000
Industrial$37,000 – $95,000$55,000
Maintenance$41,000 – $110,000$65,000
Management$50,000 – $175,000$85,000
Mechanical$37,000 – $105,000$63,000
Project management$55,000 – $167,000$95,000
Water & waste$46,000 – $125,000$75,000
Executive & general management$42,000 – $225,000$95,000
Government & council
Central government$45,000 – $135,000$65,000
Local & regional council$40,000 – $105,000$65,000
Healthcare
Administration$32,000 – $75,000$47,000
Caregiving$32,000 – $55,000$37,000
Community & social services$35,000 – $75,000$47,000
Dentistry$35,000 – $80,000$47,000
Fitness & wellbeing$35,000 – $85,000$45,000
Management$55,000 – $136,000$85,000
Nursing & midwifery
Community & primary care$45,000 – $93,000$65,000
Mental health$45,000 – $85,000$65,000
Theatre & recovery$43,000 – $82,000$70,000
Occupational therapy$36,000 – $85,000$65,000
Pharmacy$37,000 – $85,000$47,000
Physiotherapy$45,000 – $85,000$65,000
Psychology & counselling$40,000 – $85,000$55,000
Veterinary$35,000 – $101,000$47,000
Hospitality & tourism
Bar staff & baristas$25,000 – $45,000$32,000
Chefs$27,000 – $55,000$39,000
Housekeeping$25,000 – $47,000$33,000
Kitchen staff$25,000 – $42,000$32,000
Management$30,000 – $75,000$42,000
Reception & front desk$25,000 – $45,000$35,000
Tourism & tour guides$25,000 – $60,000$35,000
Travel consultants$35,000 – $55,000$45,000
Waiting staff$25,000 – $45,000$35,000
HR & recruitment
HR$42,000 – $115,000$65,000
Recruitment$40,000 – $120,000$65,000
IT
Architects$75,000 – $225,000$135,000
Business & systems analysts$62,000 – $207,000$95,000
Data warehousing & BI$70,000 – $207,000$115,000
Database$45,000 – $180,000$95,000
Functional consultants$55,000 – $225,000$115,000
Management$65,000 – $225,000$125,000
Networking & storage$45,000 – $195,000$90,000
Programming & development$55,000 – $192,000$95,000
Project management$55,000 – $225,000$115,000
Sales & pre-sales$42,000 – $184,000$105,000
Security$52,000 – $184,000$105,000
Service desk$37,000 – $95,000$55,000
Systems engineers$55,000 – $173,000$85,000
Telecommunications$37,000 – $115,000$55,000
Testing$53,000 – $186,000$95,000
Web design$42,000 – $170,000$85,000
Legal
In-house counsel$40,000 – $165,000$95,000
Private practice$40,000 – $125,000$75,000
Secretarial$32,000 – $65,000$47,000
Manufacturing & operations
Fitters & machining$32,000 – $85,000$55,000
Machine operation$27,000 – $55,000$36,000
Management$45,000 – $130,000$75,000
Process & assembly$25,000 – $57,000$35,000
Purchasing & inventory$36,000 – $109,000$55,000
Quality assurance$30,000 – $95,000$55,000
Storepersons & warehousing$27,000 – $67,000$36,000
Supervisors & forepersons$35,000 – $75,000$55,000
Marketing, media & communications
Brand & product management$40,000 – $115,000$75,000
Communications & PR$45,000 – $125,000$72,000
Design$37,000 – $105,000$55,000
Digital marketing$40,000 – $105,000$65,000
Journalism$40,000 – $87,000$55,000
Management$50,000 – $135,000$85,000
Market research & analysis$45,000 – $125,000$75,000
Marketing assistants & coordinators$37,000 – $65,000$47,000
Office & administration
Administration$30,000 – $55,000$40,000
Data entry$28,000 – $47,000$37,000
EA, PA & secretarial$36,000 – $67,000$47,000
Office management$35,000 – $75,000$47,000
Reception$27,000 – $47,000$36,000
Property
Consultancy & valuation$37,000 – $107,000$75,000
Facilities & commercial property management$47,000 – $143,000$85,000
Residential sales & management$40,000 – $115,000$65,000
Retail
Area managers$45,000 – $85,000$70,000
Assistant store managers$30,000 – $47,000$35,000
Department managers$35,000 – $55,000$45,000
Management$32,000 – $105,000$45,000
Merchandising$28,000 – $115,000$37,000
Retail assistants$25,000 – $45,000$32,000
Store managers$30,000 – $60,000$45,000
Sales
Account management$40,000 – $105,000$65,000
Business development manager$45,000 – $125,000$75,000
Sales managers$45,000 – $185,000$85,000
Sales reps$35,000 – $100,000$55,000
Sales support$32,000 – $65,000$45,000
Science & technology$35,000 – $115,000$55,000
Trades & services
Air con. & refrigeration$35,000 – $85,000$60,000
Beautician$32,000 – $60,000$40,000
Boat building$36,000 – $70,000$55,000
Boilermakers & welders$37,000 – $70,000$53,000
Building & carpentry$37,000 – $80,000$55,000
Butchers & bakers$32,000 – $55,000$40,000
Cleaning$30,000 – $60,000$37,000
Electrical$40,000 – $85,000$60,000
Flooring$37,000 – $65,000$50,000
Gardening & landscaping$35,000 – $65,000$45,000
Glaziers$35,000 – $65,000$50,000
Hairdressing$30,000 – $65,000$45,000
Handy-persons$32,000 – $65,000$42,000
Labourers$25,000 – $55,000$37,000
Painting$37,000 – $70,000$50,000
Plumbing$37,000 – $75,000$60,000
Printing$35,000 – $92,000$48,000
Roofing$32,000 – $75,000$55,000
Security$32,000 – $70,000$40,000
Sign writers$32,000 – $70,000$50,000
Technicians$36,000 – $75,000$55,000
Transport & logistics
Couriers$28,000 – $75,000$55,000
Truck drivers$32,000 – $67,000$45,000
Freight forwarders$32,000 – $74,000$50,000
Import & export$35,000 – $74,000$50,000
Management$42,000 – $107,000$65,000
Operations$35,000 – $85,000$50,000
Supply chain & planning$40,000 – $121,000$65,000
Warehouse & distribution$32,000 – $65,000$37,000

Source:
Statistics New Zealand
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