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Health and Medical Average Salaries in New Zealand 2022

How much money does a person working in Health and Medical make in New Zealand?

Average Yearly Salary
145,000 NZD
( 12,100 NZD monthly)


A person working in Health and Medical in New Zealand typically earns around 145,000 NZD per year. Salaries range from 30,400 NZD (lowest average) to 434,000 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 Health and Medical 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
Acute Care Nurse87,300 NZD
Administrative Director161,000 NZD
Admitting Clerk32,600 NZD
Admitting Manager92,200 NZD
Admitting Officer68,000 NZD
Advanced Nutrition Aide140,000 NZD
Advanced Practice Provider127,000 NZD
Allergist182,000 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 Director of Nursing137,000 NZD
Assistant Occupational Therapist74,500 NZD
Assistant Optometrist86,100 NZD
Assistant Physical Therapist71,600 NZD
Audiologist169,000 NZD
Behavioral Health Specialist111,000 NZD
Biomedical Engineering Director137,000 NZD
Biomedical Engineering Technician68,900 NZD
Breast Center Manager295,000 NZD
Cardiac Technician70,200 NZD
Cardiology Manager282,000 NZD
Cardiopulmonary Rehab Spcialist111,000 NZD
Cardiovascular Specialist361,000 NZD
Cardiovascular Technologist145,000 NZD
Care Assistant65,200 NZD
Care Coordinator46,700 NZD
Caregiver51,900 NZD
Case Manager105,000 NZD
Central Sterile Processing Technician80,800 NZD
Charge Entry Specialist90,900 NZD
Chief of Psychology298,000 NZD
Chief of Surgery416,000 NZD
Chiropractor116,000 NZD
Clinic Assistant63,800 NZD
Clinic Manager133,000 NZD
Clinic Navigator66,300 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 Director248,000 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 Policy Developer81,000 NZD
Clinical Psychologist310,000 NZD
Clinical Research Coordinator109,000 NZD
Clinical Scientist197,000 NZD
Clinical Social Worker73,800 NZD
CME Specialist147,000 NZD
Coding Practice Manager108,000 NZD
Community Relations Manager103,000 NZD
Company Nurse64,000 NZD
Correctional Treatment Specialist183,000 NZD
Counseling Psychologist223,000 NZD
Credentialing Analyst80,800 NZD
Critical Care Nurse83,700 NZD
CT Technologist92,800 NZD
Cytogenetic Technologist132,000 NZD
Data Coordinator44,100 NZD
Dental Assistant60,200 NZD
Dental Hygienist60,100 NZD
Dental Laboratory Technician59,600 NZD
Dental Receptionist52,200 NZD
Dental Technician57,400 NZD
Dental Therapist92,100 NZD
Dentist221,000 NZD
Dermatologist300,000 NZD
Diagnostic Medical Sonographer109,000 NZD
Dietetic Technician64,000 NZD
Dietitian195,000 NZD
Director of Medical Staff Services181,000 NZD
Discharge Coordinator43,400 NZD
Dispensing Optician86,000 NZD
District Nurse72,900 NZD
Doctor235,000 NZD
Dosimetrist132,000 NZD
EKG Technician82,100 NZD
Emergency Department Physician211,000 NZD
Emergency Management Director228,000 NZD
Emergency Response Specialist96,400 NZD
Emergency Services Director260,000 NZD
Endodontist262,000 NZD
Endoscopic Assistant78,400 NZD
Endoscopy Technician76,800 NZD
Enterostomal Therapist118,000 NZD
Epidemiologist158,000 NZD
ER Registration Supervisor62,200 NZD
Exercise Physiologist235,000 NZD
Family Nurse Practitioner87,700 NZD
FGP Ultrasound Techncian75,700 NZD
Food Services Director113,000 NZD
Forensic Pathologist242,000 NZD
General Medical Practitioner186,000 NZD
Genetic Counselor157,000 NZD
Head Nurse85,700 NZD
Health Compliance Director225,000 NZD
Health Economist236,000 NZD
Health Information Manager120,000 NZD
Health Services Manager204,000 NZD
Health Systems Specialist108,000 NZD
Health Technologist129,000 NZD
Health Unit Coordinator65,500 NZD
Healthcare Assistant71,600 NZD
Healthcare Consultant129,000 NZD
Healthcare Data Analyst89,900 NZD
Hearing Aid Specialist102,000 NZD
Histotechnologist120,000 NZD
Home Health Aide69,800 NZD
Home Health Scheduler52,400 NZD
Home Nurse73,100 NZD
ICU Registered Nurse79,600 NZD
Immunologist174,000 NZD
Industrial Hygienist118,000 NZD
Infection Control Coordinator91,100 NZD
Infection Control Practitioner196,000 NZD
Infection Preventionist134,000 NZD
Informatics Nurse Specialist83,200 NZD
Informatics Practice Specialist108,000 NZD
Intake Coordinator46,000 NZD
Internist298,000 NZD
Interventional Radiographer145,000 NZD
Interventionist274,000 NZD
Invasive Cardiologist386,000 NZD
Lab Assistant73,400 NZD
Laboratory Manager133,000 NZD
Laboratory Technician74,200 NZD
Lead Patient Account Representative81,100 NZD
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)76,000 NZD
Low Vision Therapist166,000 NZD
Mammography Technician76,100 NZD
Managed Care Assistant47,000 NZD
Maternity Services Director219,000 NZD
MDS Coordinator87,800 NZD
Medical Administrator109,000 NZD
Medical Assistant50,100 NZD
Medical Biller49,600 NZD
Medical Billing Clerk38,300 NZD
Medical Billing Specialist86,900 NZD
Medical Coder65,700 NZD
Medical Courier49,000 NZD
Medical Director219,000 NZD
Medical Equipment Maintenance Manager97,300 NZD
Medical Equipment Preparer77,900 NZD
Medical Forms Designer60,500 NZD
Medical Insurance Manager162,000 NZD
Medical Office Administrator84,700 NZD
Medical Office Assistant64,600 NZD
Medical Office Manager156,000 NZD
Medical Policy Manager142,000 NZD
Medical Policy Specialist82,700 NZD
Medical Project Coordinator60,500 NZD
Medical Records Administrator64,700 NZD
Medical Records Clerk30,200 NZD
Medical Records Coding Manager107,000 NZD
Medical Records Director131,000 NZD
Medical Records Transcriptionist48,000 NZD
Medical Scribe73,800 NZD
Medical Secretary47,900 NZD
Medical Staff Services Specialist102,000 NZD
Medical Technologist77,900 NZD
Medication Aide70,500 NZD
Mental Health Aide70,700 NZD
Mental Health Nurse77,500 NZD
Mental Health Technician74,700 NZD
Mental Health Therapst169,000 NZD
Mental Health Worker73,700 NZD
Mobile Phlebotomist57,000 NZD
MRI Technologist75,200 NZD
Music Therapist113,000 NZD
Naturopathic Physician281,000 NZD
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner113,000 NZD
Neonatologist203,000 NZD
Neurodiagnostic Techncian79,900 NZD
Neurologist279,000 NZD
Neurophysiology Technologist82,300 NZD
Neuropsychology Testing Assistant68,700 NZD
Nuclear Medical Technician99,900 NZD
Nuclear Medicine Physician242,000 NZD
Nuclear Medicine Technolgoist108,000 NZD
Nurse76,800 NZD
Nurse Educator91,200 NZD
Nurse Midwife88,200 NZD
Nurse Practitioner96,900 NZD
Nursing Assistant67,700 NZD
Nursing Coordinator93,300 NZD
Nursing Director180,000 NZD
Nursing Services Instructor82,500 NZD
Nursing Supervisor116,000 NZD
Nutrition Assistant71,500 NZD
Nutrition Services Aide94,500 NZD
Obstetrician / Gynecologist269,000 NZD
Occupaitional Therapy Assistant77,200 NZD
Occupational Health Advisor146,000 NZD
Occupational Health Safety Specialist138,000 NZD
Occupational Therapist116,000 NZD
Oncology Specialty Representative87,600 NZD
Operating Room Scheduler69,900 NZD
Operating Room Services Director207,000 NZD
Ophthalmic Assistant78,000 NZD
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician82,400 NZD
Ophthalmologist205,000 NZD
Optician161,000 NZD
Optometrist198,000 NZD
Oral Surgeon297,000 NZD
Orthodontic Assistant62,500 NZD
Orthodontist269,000 NZD
Orthopedic Technician81,600 NZD
Orthoptist220,000 NZD
Orthotist211,000 NZD
Pathology Assistant73,300 NZD
Patient Account Represenatative73,100 NZD
Patient Care Coordinator95,900 NZD
Patient Care Manager138,000 NZD
Patient Care Services Executive116,000 NZD
Patient Care Technician69,200 NZD
Patient Management Coordinator64,200 NZD
Patient Registrar53,400 NZD
Patient Relations Manager122,000 NZD
Patient Representative66,000 NZD
Patient Safety Manager116,000 NZD
Patient Safety Specialist93,100 NZD
Patient Services Coordinator104,000 NZD
Patient Services Director154,000 NZD
Patient Sitter60,300 NZD
Pediatrician225,000 NZD
Perfusionist228,000 NZD
Periodontist279,000 NZD
Perioperative Aide92,300 NZD
Personal Support Worker60,000 NZD
Phlebotomist56,700 NZD
Physical Therapist154,000 NZD
Physical Therapy Aide65,200 NZD
Physical Therapy Assistant62,300 NZD
Physical Therapy Director187,000 NZD
Physician248,000 NZD
Physician - Anesthesiology334,000 NZD
Physician - Cardiology342,000 NZD
Physician - CCU205,000 NZD
Physician - Dermatology276,000 NZD
Physician - Emergency Room219,000 NZD
Physician - Endocrinology268,000 NZD
Physician - Family Practice197,000 NZD
Physician - Gastroenterology255,000 NZD
Physician - Generalist216,000 NZD
Physician - Geriatrics178,000 NZD
Physician - Hematology / Oncology263,000 NZD
Physician - Immunology / Allergy275,000 NZD
Physician - Infectious Disease248,000 NZD
Physician - Internal Medicine289,000 NZD
Physician - Maternal / Fetal Medicine245,000 NZD
Physician - Nephrology287,000 NZD
Physician - Neurology303,000 NZD
Physician - Nuclear Medicine246,000 NZD
Physician - Obstetrics / Gynecology275,000 NZD
Physician - Occupational Medicine203,000 NZD
Physician - Ophthalmology182,000 NZD
Physician - Otolaryngology181,000 NZD
Physician - Pain Medicine161,000 NZD
Physician - Pathology217,000 NZD
Physician - Pediatric Cardiology256,000 NZD
Physician - Pediatric Neonatology258,000 NZD
Physician - Pediatrics223,000 NZD
Physician - Physiatry257,000 NZD
Physician - Podiatry226,000 NZD
Physician - Pulmonary Medicine188,000 NZD
Physician - Radiation Therapy295,000 NZD
Physician - Radiology282,000 NZD
Physician - Rheumatology263,000 NZD
Physician - Sports Medicine249,000 NZD
Physician - Urology341,000 NZD
Physician Assistant152,000 NZD
Physiotherapist179,000 NZD
Podiatrist182,000 NZD
Practice Manager190,000 NZD
Pre Authorization Case Manager113,000 NZD
Preventive Medicine Physician221,000 NZD
Program Coordinator44,900 NZD
Project Manager113,000 NZD
Prosthetist179,000 NZD
Prosthodontist262,000 NZD
Psychiatric Nurse70,500 NZD
Psychiatric Technician74,000 NZD
Psychiatrist239,000 NZD
Psychololgist244,000 NZD
Psychometrician221,000 NZD
Psychometrist124,000 NZD
Public Health Analyst173,000 NZD
Public Health Social Worker45,600 NZD
Public Health Specialist175,000 NZD
Quality Assurance Manager129,000 NZD
Radiation Therapist271,000 NZD
Radiation Therapy Technologist107,000 NZD
Radiographer169,000 NZD
Radiography Technologist103,000 NZD
Radiologic Technologist112,000 NZD
Radiologist265,000 NZD
Radiology Manager251,000 NZD
Radiology Technologist107,000 NZD
Registered Nurse77,300 NZD
Registered Nurse Case Manager95,900 NZD
Registered Respiratory Therapist158,000 NZD
Rehabilitation Director207,000 NZD
Rehabilitation Services Manager244,000 NZD
Respiratory Care Practitioner195,000 NZD
Respiratory Manager143,000 NZD
Respiratory Therapist149,000 NZD
Respiratory Therapy Technician90,600 NZD
School Nurse66,700 NZD
Skin Care Specialist144,000 NZD
Sonographer106,000 NZD
Sonography Technologist109,000 NZD
Speech and Language Pathologist159,000 NZD
Staff Nurse76,400 NZD
Surgeon313,000 NZD
Surgeon - Burn288,000 NZD
Surgeon - Cardiothoracic378,000 NZD
Surgeon - Heart Transplant436,000 NZD
Surgeon - Neurology359,000 NZD
Surgeon - Orthopedic428,000 NZD
Surgeon - Pediatric328,000 NZD
Surgeon - Plastic Reconstructive402,000 NZD
Surgeon - Trauma307,000 NZD
Surgical Assistant105,000 NZD
Surgical Instrument Techncian93,600 NZD
Surgical Technologist97,300 NZD
Telephonic Nurse Case Manager105,000 NZD
Theatre Manager131,000 NZD
Treatment Services Director263,000 NZD
Ultrasonographer84,700 NZD
Ultrasound Technologist85,700 NZD
Urologist327,000 NZD
Utilization Review Nurse77,800 NZD
Vascular Technologist73,300 NZD
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist154,000 NZD
Ward Manager137,000 NZD
Wellness Coordinator97,400 NZD
X-Ray Technologist110,000 NZD

Health and Medical Jobs Salary Distribution in New Zealand

Median and salary distribution yearly New Zealand Health and Medical
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Health and Medical salaries in New Zealand range from 30,400 NZD per year (minimum average salary) to 434,000 NZD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 142,000 NZD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 142,000 NZD while the other half are earning more than 142,000 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 Health and Medical are earning less than 77,700 NZD while 75% of them are earning more than 77,700 NZD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Health and Medical are earning less than 282,000 NZD while 25% are earning more than 282,000 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.

Health and Medical Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly New Zealand Health and Medical
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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 Health and Medical earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

149,000 NZD
141,000 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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Health and Medical Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in New Zealand

How much are annual salary increments in New Zealand for Health and Medical professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Health and Medical

Health and Medical 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 Health and Medical
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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

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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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Health and Medical Bonus and Incentive Rates in New Zealand

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

47% of surveyed staff in Health and Medical reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 53% 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.

Health and Medical Hourly Average Wage in New Zealand

70 NZD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in New Zealand is 70 NZD. This means that the average person in New Zealand earns approximately 70 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.

Health and Medical VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Health and Medical and Health and Medical yearly New Zealand
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The average salary for Health and Medical is 49% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Auckland161,000 NZD
Christchurch154,000 NZD
Hamilton140,000 NZD
Rotorua133,000 NZD
Wellington148,000 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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