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Healthcare Technical Average Salaries in New Zealand 2022

How much money does a person working in Healthcare Technical make in New Zealand?

Average Yearly Salary
121,000 NZD
( 10,100 NZD monthly)


A person working in Healthcare Technical in New Zealand typically earns around 121,000 NZD per year. Salaries range from 51,900 NZD (lowest average) to 374,000 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 Healthcare Technical 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
Academic Clinician180,000 NZD
Admitting Officer68,000 NZD
Ambulance Dispatcher75,400 NZD
Ambulance Driver66,200 NZD
Ambulance Officer and Paramedic75,700 NZD
Ambulatory Services Director148,000 NZD
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor171,000 NZD
Anesthesia Technician102,000 NZD
Anesthesiologist285,000 NZD
Anesthesiology Assistant105,000 NZD
Assistant Optometrist86,100 NZD
Audiologist169,000 NZD
Biomedical Engineering Director137,000 NZD
Biomedical Engineering Technician68,900 NZD
Cardiac Technician70,200 NZD
Cardiovascular Specialist361,000 NZD
Cardiovascular Technologist145,000 NZD
Central Sterile Processing Technician80,800 NZD
Charge Entry Specialist90,900 NZD
Clinical Application Specialist85,300 NZD
Clinical Biochemist168,000 NZD
Clinical Cytogeneticist137,000 NZD
Clinical Data Reviewer90,100 NZD
Clinical Development Specialist108,000 NZD
Clinical Field Associate91,000 NZD
Clinical Genetic Technologist138,000 NZD
Clinical Microbiologist190,000 NZD
Clinical Molecular Geneticist152,000 NZD
Clinical Neuropsychologist196,000 NZD
Clinical Research Coordinator109,000 NZD
Clinical Scientist197,000 NZD
CME Specialist147,000 NZD
CT Technologist92,800 NZD
Cytogenetic Technologist132,000 NZD
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer109,000 NZD
Dispensing Optician86,000 NZD
Dosimetrist132,000 NZD
EKG Technician82,100 NZD
Endoscopic Assistant78,400 NZD
Endoscopy Technician76,800 NZD
Enterostomal Therapist118,000 NZD
Epidemiologist158,000 NZD
FGP Ultrasound Techncian75,700 NZD
Health Systems Specialist108,000 NZD
Health Technologist129,000 NZD
Healthcare Data Analyst89,900 NZD
Hearing Aid Specialist102,000 NZD
Histotechnologist120,000 NZD
Immunologist174,000 NZD
Industrial Hygienist118,000 NZD
Infection Control Coordinator91,100 NZD
Infection Control Practitioner196,000 NZD
Infection Preventionist134,000 NZD
Informatics Practice Specialist108,000 NZD
Interventional Radiographer145,000 NZD
Lab Assistant73,400 NZD
Laboratory Manager133,000 NZD
Laboratory Technician74,200 NZD
Low Vision Therapist166,000 NZD
Mammography Technician76,100 NZD
Medical Coder65,700 NZD
Medical Courier49,000 NZD
Medical Equipment Preparer77,900 NZD
Medical Forms Designer60,500 NZD
Medical Technologist77,900 NZD
MRI Technologist75,200 NZD
Music Therapist113,000 NZD
Neonatologist203,000 NZD
Neurodiagnostic Techncian79,900 NZD
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant68,700 NZD
Nuclear Medical Technician99,900 NZD
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist108,000 NZD
Nutrition Assistant71,500 NZD
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant77,200 NZD
Operating Room Scheduler69,900 NZD
Operating Room Services Director207,000 NZD
Ophthalmic Assistant78,000 NZD
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician82,400 NZD
Optician161,000 NZD
Orthopedic Technician81,600 NZD
Orthoptist220,000 NZD
Orthotist211,000 NZD
Pathology Assistant73,300 NZD
Perfusionist228,000 NZD
Phlebotomist56,700 NZD
Pre Authorization Case Manager113,000 NZD
Prosthetist179,000 NZD
Radiation Therapist271,000 NZD
Radiation Therapy Technologist107,000 NZD
Radiographer169,000 NZD
Radiography Technologist103,000 NZD
Radiologic Technologist112,000 NZD
Radiology Technologist107,000 NZD
Respiratory Care Practitioner195,000 NZD
Respiratory Therapist149,000 NZD
Respiratory Therapy Technician90,600 NZD
Sonographer106,000 NZD
Sonography Technologist109,000 NZD
Speech and Language Pathologist159,000 NZD
Ultrasonographer84,700 NZD
Ultrasound Technologist85,700 NZD
Vascular Technologist73,300 NZD
X-Ray Technologist110,000 NZD

Healthcare Technical Jobs Salary Distribution in New Zealand

Median and salary distribution yearly New Zealand Healthcare Technical
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Healthcare Technical salaries in New Zealand range from 51,900 NZD per year (minimum average salary) to 374,000 NZD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 126,000 NZD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Healthcare Technical are earning less than 126,000 NZD while the other half are earning more than 126,000 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 Healthcare Technical are earning less than 80,100 NZD while 75% of them are earning more than 80,100 NZD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Healthcare Technical are earning less than 260,000 NZD while 25% are earning more than 260,000 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.

Healthcare Technical Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly New Zealand Healthcare Technical
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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 Healthcare Technical earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

124,000 NZD
119,000 NZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in New Zealand for all Careers

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Healthcare Technical Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in New Zealand

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

Healthcare Technical

Healthcare Technical professionals in New Zealand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 9% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate New Zealand Healthcare Technical
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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 2021

Information Technology

Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in New Zealand for the year 2021. 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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Healthcare Technical Bonus and Incentive Rates in New Zealand

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate New Zealand Healthcare Technical
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Healthcare Technical 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.

44% of surveyed staff in Healthcare Technical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 56% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% 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.

Healthcare Technical Hourly Average Wage in New Zealand

58 NZD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in New Zealand is 58 NZD. This means that the average person in New Zealand earns approximately 58 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.

Healthcare Technical VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Healthcare Technical and Health and Medical yearly New Zealand
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The average salary for Healthcare Technical is 17% less than that of Health and Medical. Also, Health and Medical salaries are 49% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Auckland135,000 NZD
Christchurch129,000 NZD
Hamilton117,000 NZD
Rotorua111,000 NZD
Wellington124,000 NZD

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

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

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