Average Salary in New Zealand

Average Salary in New Zealand (2021)

NZ$55,120 per year
NZ$1,060 per week
The median weekly income for wage and salary workers in New Zealand was NZ$1,060 per week as of September 2020 (or NZ$55,120 per year based on a 40-hour week). The median hourly earnings was $27 (Data from Stats NZ).
Current minimum wage rates for adults are $18.90 per hour (or $756.00 for a 40 hour week) as at 1 April 2020.

Popular Salaries

Deviation from the national average salary
Lawyer
NZ$115,848/year
NZ$115,848/year
+110% 
Civil Engineer
NZ$91,800/year
NZ$91,800/year
+67% 
Business Analyst
NZ$81,300/year
NZ$81,300/year
+47% 
Registered Nurse
NZ$75,670/year
NZ$75,670/year
+37% 
Dental Hygienist
NZ$52,364/year
NZ$52,364/year
 -5%
Farm Worker
NZ$43,522/year
NZ$43,522/year
 -21%
Veterinary Nurse
NZ$43,200/year
NZ$43,200/year
 -22%
Personal Trainer
NZ$31,941/year
NZ$31,941/year
 -42%

Salary Guide NZ - Average Salaries by Industry & Career

Accounting
NZ$71,833/year
NZ$54,520/year
NZ$59,558/year
NZ$135,366/year
NZ$63,531/year
NZ$77,639/year
NZ$81,536/year
NZ$62,250/year
NZ$68,760/year
Administration
NZ$81,300/year
NZ$60,855/year
NZ$47,100/year
NZ$46,900/year
NZ$49,216/year
NZ$55,833/year
NZ$88,195/year
NZ$56,338/year
NZ$60,857/year
NZ$97,524/year
NZ$44,475/year
Agriculture & Farming
NZ$64,613/year
NZ$66,358/year
NZ$43,522/year
NZ$5,289/year
NZ$42,400/year
NZ$49,300/year
Building & Construction
NZ$59,600/year
NZ$56,900/year
NZ$91,800/year
NZ$86,513/year
Design & Architecture
NZ$79,541/year
NZ$60,119/year
NZ$58,138/year
NZ$59,462/year
NZ$78,325/year
NZ$54,519/year
Education & Training
NZ$141,346/year
NZ$86,257/year
NZ$162,344/year
NZ$138,216/year
Engineering
NZ$71,083/year
NZ$79,534/year
NZ$68,250/year
NZ$70,794/year
NZ$77,853/year
NZ$96,163/year
IT & Technology
NZ$78,965/year
NZ$73,562/year
NZ$74,689/year
NZ$88,130/year
NZ$88,256/year
NZ$75,229/year
NZ$83,179/year
NZ$78,320/year
NZ$77,078/year
Legal
NZ$115,848/year
NZ$65,361/year
Marketing
NZ$83,319/year
NZ$96,124/year
NZ$100,361/year
Medicine & Health
NZ$70,647/year
NZ$77,664/year
NZ$45,300/year
NZ$52,364/year
NZ$118,200/year
NZ$152,900/year
NZ$78,115/year
NZ$61,430/year
NZ$85,710/year
NZ$59,650/year
NZ$75,670/year
NZ$102,000/year
NZ$43,200/year
Pharmaceutical
NZ$77,400/year
NZ$40,000/year
NZ$89,400/year
NZ$47,280/year
Sales
NZ$60,534/year
NZ$67,158/year
NZ$79,305/year
Scientific
NZ$86,344/year
NZ$63,199/year
NZ$72,314/year
Services
NZ$55,281/year
NZ$43,100/year
NZ$31,941/year
Skilled Trades
NZ$63,100/year
NZ$50,600/year
NZ$63,200/year
Social Care
NZ$67,925/year