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Information Technology Average Salaries in New Zealand 2020

How much money does a person working in Information Technology make in New Zealand?

Average Yearly Salary
98,600 NZD
( 8,220 NZD monthly)


A person working in Information Technology in New Zealand typically earns around 98,600 NZD per year. Salaries range from 50,700 NZD (lowest average) to 159,000 NZD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Information Technology careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
2nd Line Systems Engineer84,800 NZD
ABAP Developer85,300 NZD
Advertising Account Planner85,200 NZD
Android Developer89,200 NZD
Angular Developer86,000 NZD
Application Consultant116,000 NZD
Applications System Specialist80,000 NZD
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Specialist111,000 NZD
Artificial Intelligence Developer117,000 NZD
AS400 Programmer95,300 NZD
Assistant Information Technology Manager111,000 NZD
Assistant Service Delivery Manager113,000 NZD
Avaloq Developer85,200 NZD
BizTalk Developer 99,400 NZD
Blockchain Associate88,500 NZD
Blockchain Developer87,300 NZD
Build and Release Engineer81,400 NZD
Business Intelligence Analyst99,600 NZD
Business Intelligence Developer96,400 NZD
Business Objects Developer89,800 NZD
Business Process Consultant96,900 NZD
Business Systems Analyst81,400 NZD
C# Developer101,000 NZD
C++ Developer96,800 NZD
Capacity Planning Manager130,000 NZD
Change Administrator79,600 NZD
Chief Information Security Officer139,000 NZD
Client Delivery Manager124,000 NZD
CMS Developer80,300 NZD
Computer Animator84,500 NZD
Computer Hardware Engineer80,300 NZD
Computer Networks Architect100,000 NZD
Computer Operator63,000 NZD
Computer Technician76,500 NZD
Copy Editor78,000 NZD
CRM Application Administrator84,800 NZD
Cross Platform Security Manager123,000 NZD
Curam Developer78,000 NZD
Data Analyst89,800 NZD
Data Architect91,700 NZD
Data Center Technician83,600 NZD
Data Entry Supervisor62,600 NZD
Data Manager124,000 NZD
Data Modeling Analyst92,700 NZD
Data Quality Analyst89,800 NZD
Data Security Analyst96,600 NZD
Data Security Manager133,000 NZD
Data Warehousing Manager117,000 NZD
Data Warehousing Specialist88,800 NZD
Database Administration Manager116,000 NZD
Database Administrator91,500 NZD
Database Analyst100,000 NZD
Database Developer93,600 NZD
Database Report Writer91,500 NZD
Delivery Manager97,000 NZD
Developer / Programmer95,000 NZD
Development Manager124,000 NZD
Director of Application Development135,000 NZD
Director of Technology151,000 NZD
Disaster Recovery Analyst89,700 NZD
Documentation Specialist77,900 NZD
E-Commerce Manager116,000 NZD
E-Commerce Marketing Analyst106,000 NZD
E-Commerce Marketing Manager122,000 NZD
E-Commerce Sales Manager121,000 NZD
E-Commerce Strategy Manager135,000 NZD
Enterprise Architecture Manager119,000 NZD
Enterprise Infrastructure Architect116,000 NZD
Enterprise Infrastructure Manager139,000 NZD
ERP / CRM Technical Consultant96,700 NZD
ERP Analyst102,000 NZD
ERP Project Manager129,000 NZD
Ethical Hacker86,100 NZD
Financial Systems Manager133,000 NZD
Flash Developer78,000 NZD
Front End Developer79,200 NZD
Full Stack Developer96,000 NZD
Functional Analyst97,000 NZD
Game Developer88,600 NZD
GIS Analyst85,700 NZD
GIS Developer91,600 NZD
Global BI Analyst103,000 NZD
Graphical User Interface ( GUI ) Programmer83,600 NZD
Graphics Programmer81,200 NZD
Graphics Web Designer75,200 NZD
Hardware Design Engineer89,100 NZD
Hardware Engineering Manager140,000 NZD
Hardware Technician75,200 NZD
Head of Development124,000 NZD
Help Desk Analyst85,300 NZD
Help Desk Manager103,000 NZD
Help Desk Support66,300 NZD
Helpdesk Manager106,000 NZD
Imaging Programmer80,000 NZD
Informatics Optimization Specialist91,000 NZD
Information Assurance Analyst93,100 NZD
Information Program Director124,000 NZD
Information Security Administrator103,000 NZD
Information Security Analyst117,000 NZD
Information Security Engineer91,200 NZD
Information Security Manager142,000 NZD
Information Security Specialist111,000 NZD
Information Services Consultant106,000 NZD
Information Technology Administrator72,200 NZD
Information Technology Asset Manager124,000 NZD
Information Technology Consultant116,000 NZD
Information Technology Coordinator73,300 NZD
Information Technology Director161,000 NZD
Information Technology Infrastructure Engineer82,000 NZD
Information Technology Manager165,000 NZD
Information Technology Operations Manager143,000 NZD
Information Technology Product Manager140,000 NZD
Information Technology Project Administrator78,400 NZD
Information Technology Project Coordinator92,300 NZD
Information Technology Project Leader113,000 NZD
Information Technology Project Manager138,000 NZD
Information Technology Quality Assurance Manager112,000 NZD
Information Technology Quality Assurance Team Lead (QA)101,000 NZD
Information Technology Quality Specialist90,300 NZD
Information Technology Support63,300 NZD
Information Technology Team Leader112,000 NZD
Information Technology Trainer95,500 NZD
Information Technology Training Analyst98,600 NZD
Interface Design Manager115,000 NZD
Interface Designer76,400 NZD
IOS Developer97,300 NZD
Java Developer104,000 NZD
Javascript Developer96,300 NZD
Lead Developer108,000 NZD
Linux Administrator88,900 NZD
Lotus Domino Administrator96,000 NZD
Lotus Notes Developer89,900 NZD
Mail Server Administrator85,600 NZD
Major Incident Manager112,000 NZD
Managed Service Specialist96,600 NZD
Microsystems Engineer93,800 NZD
Mobile Developer89,900 NZD
Multimedia Developer80,800 NZD
Multimedia Services Manager105,000 NZD
Network Administration Team Lead105,000 NZD
Network Administrator78,700 NZD
Network Analyst88,100 NZD
Network and Infrastructure Manager147,000 NZD
Network Engineer80,700 NZD
Network Engineering Manager111,000 NZD
Network Security Systems Manager113,000 NZD
Network Specialist94,800 NZD
Network Technician71,600 NZD
Nodejs Developer97,400 NZD
NT Systems Administrator80,600 NZD
Numerical Control Programmer79,500 NZD
Online Banking Manager151,000 NZD
Online Banking Specialist108,000 NZD
OPS Manager129,000 NZD
Oracle Database Administrator83,700 NZD
Oracle Developer102,000 NZD
Perl Developer82,800 NZD
PHP Developer82,800 NZD
Python Developer94,500 NZD
Records Manager78,000 NZD
Remedy Developer71,800 NZD
Reporting Analyst91,700 NZD
Ruby Developer83,300 NZD
Salesforce Administrator92,800 NZD
Salesforce Developer73,200 NZD
SAP Consultant95,000 NZD
SAS Programmer81,100 NZD
Scrum Master76,700 NZD
SEO Associate78,700 NZD
SEO Manager112,000 NZD
Service Delivery Manager119,000 NZD
Service Level Manager115,000 NZD
Service Support Lead95,000 NZD
SharePoint Administrator89,700 NZD
Sharepoint Consultant92,200 NZD
Sharepoint Developer102,000 NZD
Shift Leader96,400 NZD
SOA Analyst88,500 NZD
SOC Engineer89,200 NZD
Software Analyst94,400 NZD
Software Architect88,900 NZD
Software Development Manager124,000 NZD
Software Engineer95,200 NZD
Software QA Engineer82,600 NZD
Software Sales85,700 NZD
Software Specialist85,300 NZD
Software Support Engineer73,300 NZD
Software Test Engineer82,400 NZD
Solutions Architect129,000 NZD
Storage Engineer77,600 NZD
Supervisor66,100 NZD
Support Analyst83,600 NZD
Support Specialist90,500 NZD
System Administrator85,300 NZD
Systems Analyst88,700 NZD
Systems Architect96,100 NZD
Systems Consultant112,000 NZD
Systems Engineer78,600 NZD
Systems Integrator90,700 NZD
Technical Analyst79,200 NZD
Technical Consultant101,000 NZD
Technical Manager96,600 NZD
Technical Project Manager122,000 NZD
Technical Sales87,800 NZD
Technical Trainer97,600 NZD
Technical Writer81,600 NZD
Technology Business Analyst94,800 NZD
Technology Director154,000 NZD
Technology Specialist111,000 NZD
Teradata Developer73,000 NZD
Test Analyst90,000 NZD
Tester81,100 NZD
Testing Manager118,000 NZD
TIBCO Developer81,600 NZD
UNIX Administrator90,800 NZD
Usability Engineer92,800 NZD
User Experience Consultant94,000 NZD
User Experience Design Expert97,200 NZD
User Experience Designer78,700 NZD
User Experience Researcher93,500 NZD
User Interface Designer89,700 NZD
VB Developer68,800 NZD
VB.NET Developer96,000 NZD
Video Game Designer82,800 NZD
Visual Information Specialist84,800 NZD
Web Applications Manager110,000 NZD
Web Content Specialist97,600 NZD
Web Designer78,700 NZD
Web Developer84,500 NZD
Web Editor74,900 NZD
Web Project Manager108,000 NZD
Web Promotions Specialist93,900 NZD
Web Security Administrator93,400 NZD
Web Security Manager142,000 NZD
Web Support Analyst71,000 NZD
Web Writer74,000 NZD
Webmaster74,100 NZD
Windows System Administrator86,100 NZD
Wireless Consultant104,000 NZD
Writer and Documentor77,500 NZD

Information Technology Jobs Salary Distribution in New Zealand

Median and salary distribution yearly New Zealand Information Technology
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Information Technology salaries in New Zealand range from 50,700 NZD per year (minimum average salary) to 159,000 NZD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 92,700 NZD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 92,700 NZD while the other half are earning more than 92,700 NZD. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 64,500 NZD while 75% of them are earning more than 64,500 NZD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Information Technology are earning less than 118,000 NZD while 25% are earning more than 118,000 NZD.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

Salary Comparison By Education
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It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.

Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in New Zealand costs anywhere from 40,500 New Zealand Dollar(s) to 122,000 New Zealand Dollar(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Information Technology Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly New Zealand Information Technology
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in New Zealand who work in Information Technology earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

95,600 NZD
101,000 NZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in New Zealand for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender yearly New Zealand
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Information Technology Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in New Zealand

How much are annual salary increments in New Zealand for Information Technology professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Information Technology

Information Technology professionals in New Zealand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate New Zealand Information Technology
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

New Zealand / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in New Zealand is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2019

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in New Zealand for the year 2019. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Information Technology Bonus and Incentive Rates in New Zealand

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate New Zealand Information Technology
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Information Technology is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

49% of surveyed staff in Information Technology reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 51% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 5% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Public vs private sector salaries yearly New Zealand
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Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in New Zealand earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
94,600 NZD
Public Sector+5%
99,600 NZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Information Technology Hourly Average Wage in New Zealand

47 NZD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in New Zealand is 47 NZD. This means that the average person in New Zealand earns approximately 47 NZD for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Information Technology VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Information Technology and Information Technology yearly New Zealand
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The average salary for Information Technology is 1% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Auckland109,000 NZD
Christchurch105,000 NZD
Hamilton94,800 NZD
Rotorua90,400 NZD
Wellington101,000 NZD
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