Aircraft Engineer Salary in New Zealand

NZ$71,083
per year
per hour
NZ$34.17
per hour
per year

Aircraft Engineer - Average Salary NZ

The median (average) salary for an Aircraft Engineer in New Zealand is NZ$71,083 per year (NZ$34.17 per hour), which is 15% higher than the national median (average) salary.
Aircraft Engineer salary range: NZ$56,522 to NZ$180,000 (excluding overtime, bonuses or benefits).
NZ$56,522
Low
NZ$71,083
Median salary
NZ$180,000
High
NZ$27.17
Low
NZ$34.17
Median salary
NZ$86.54
High

Aircraft Engineer Salary Range

Low
NZ$56,522
Median salary
NZ$71,083
Senior
NZ$97,645
High
NZ$180,000
Low
NZ$27.17
Median salary
NZ$34.17
Senior
NZ$46.94
High
NZ$86.54
Among Licensed Aircraft Engineers, Royal NZ Airforce Aircraft Engineers tend to have the lowest salaries, while civilian Aircraft Maintenance Engineers or specialised Aerospace Engineers usually earn more.

Aircraft Engineer - Pay by Experience Level in New Zealand

An early career Aircraft Engineer with up to three years experience can expect to earn an average compensation of NZ$60,000 gross per year. A mid career Aircraft Engineer with four to nine years of experience tipically earns NZ$70,000, while the average income for a Senior Aircraft Engineer with ten to twenty years of experience is estimated to be around NZ$97,000. Aircraft Engineers with more than twenty years of experience may earn more than NZ$110,000.

How Work Experience Affects the Pay of an Aircraft Engineer

Late Career▲ +55%
Senior▲ +36%
Average SalaryNZ$71,083/year
Mid Career▼ -2%
Early Career▼ -16%

Gender Breakdown

Female
2%
Male
98%

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Aircraft Engineer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is a guide only. Salaries are gross unless otherwise stated. Salary data are from Aircraft Engineer job vacancies advertised on Jobted NZ and published data on pay rates.
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Aircraft Engineer

How much does an Aircraft Engineer make in New Zealand?
An Aircraft Engineer in New Zealand earns an average of NZ$71,083 gross per year, which is about NZ$34.17 gross per hour. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Aircraft Engineer updated to 2024.
What is the starting salary for an Aircraft Engineer in New Zealand?
The starting salary of an Aircraft Engineer in New Zealand is around NZ$56,522 gross per year. Royal NZ Airforce Aircraft Engineers usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for an Aircraft Engineer in New Zealand?
The highest salary of an Aircraft Engineer in New Zealand can reach and exceed NZ$180,000 gross per year. Civilian Aircraft Maintenance Engineers or specialised Aerospace Engineers usually have the highest salaries.
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