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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Salaries in New Zealand 2022

How much money does a person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining make in New Zealand?

Average Yearly Salary
87,600 NZD
( 7,300 NZD monthly)


A person working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining in New Zealand typically earns around 87,600 NZD per year. Salaries range from 31,800 NZD (lowest average) to 203,000 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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining 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
Assistant Yard Manager84,100 NZD
Associate Analyst98,400 NZD
Associate Landman41,300 NZD
Auxiliary Equipment Operator35,500 NZD
Biomass Plant Technician44,900 NZD
Biomass Power Plant Manager123,000 NZD
Chemical Plant Operator73,400 NZD
Chief Contract Compliance Engineer88,500 NZD
Completions Engineer83,200 NZD
Cost Controller66,600 NZD
Crude Oil Marketing Representative93,800 NZD
Dispatcher36,100 NZD
Distribution Manager120,000 NZD
Dragline Operator42,200 NZD
Driller Offsider32,500 NZD
Dump Truck Driver35,300 NZD
Electric and Gas Operations Manager207,000 NZD
Energy Advisor136,000 NZD
Energy Analyst120,000 NZD
Energy Auditor112,000 NZD
Energy Dispatch Director149,000 NZD
Energy Technical Assistant55,500 NZD
Energy Technical Manager107,000 NZD
Energy Technical Trainer78,600 NZD
Exploration Manager159,000 NZD
Field Safety Auditor95,100 NZD
Fluids Engineer83,500 NZD
Fuel Cell Engineer93,600 NZD
Fuel Cell Technician42,600 NZD
Fuels Handler40,600 NZD
Gas Compressor Operator38,300 NZD
Gas Distribution Plant Operator74,900 NZD
Gas Supply Manager140,000 NZD
Geologist158,000 NZD
Geophysicist158,000 NZD
Geothermal Production Manager151,000 NZD
Geothermal Technician59,100 NZD
HSE Engineer84,800 NZD
HSE Officer54,500 NZD
HSEQ Administrator60,800 NZD
Inspector78,000 NZD
Instructor70,600 NZD
Instrument Designer70,200 NZD
Lead Technical Field Advisor116,000 NZD
Logistics and Tool Coordinator77,800 NZD
Maintenance Engineer90,500 NZD
Maintenance Superintendent77,600 NZD
Material Controller57,300 NZD
Mine Engineer81,400 NZD
Mine Surveyor93,300 NZD
Mining Project Administrator78,900 NZD
Mining Project Assistant60,700 NZD
Mining Project Controls Consultant101,000 NZD
Mining Project Coordinator75,000 NZD
Mining Project Engineer83,900 NZD
Mining Project Manager107,000 NZD
Mining Site Manager116,000 NZD
Mining Team Leader97,300 NZD
NDT Technician53,500 NZD
Oil Service Unit Operator45,800 NZD
Oil Trader109,000 NZD
Oilwell Pumper33,500 NZD
Petroleum Engineer 101,000 NZD
Petroleum Geologist153,000 NZD
Petroleum Pump System Operator47,500 NZD
Pipeline Technician34,500 NZD
Power Coordinator52,000 NZD
Power Plant Operations Manager168,000 NZD
Power Plant Operator71,600 NZD
Radio Operator39,900 NZD
Reliability Engineer86,000 NZD
Reservoir Engineer80,800 NZD
Risk Analyst109,000 NZD
Roughneck92,300 NZD
Scaffolder58,800 NZD
Shutdown Engineer74,900 NZD
Solar Energy Installation Manager128,000 NZD
Solar Energy Systems Engineer94,800 NZD
Solar Photovoltaic Installer57,300 NZD
Solar Thermal Technician52,000 NZD
Supply Operations Manager139,000 NZD
Sustainability Specialist144,000 NZD
System Development Advisor99,300 NZD
Tanker Truck Driver36,100 NZD
Utility Operator47,000 NZD
Wind Energy Project Manager124,000 NZD

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Jobs Salary Distribution in New Zealand

Median and salary distribution yearly New Zealand Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining salaries in New Zealand range from 31,800 NZD per year (minimum average salary) to 203,000 NZD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 89,300 NZD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 89,300 NZD while the other half are earning more than 89,300 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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 54,500 NZD while 75% of them are earning more than 54,500 NZD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining are earning less than 149,000 NZD while 25% are earning more than 149,000 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?

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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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly New Zealand Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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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 Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining earn 5% more than their female counterparts on average.

89,500 NZD
85,400 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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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in New Zealand

How much are annual salary increments in New Zealand for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining professionals in New Zealand are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 14 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate New Zealand Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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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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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Bonus and Incentive Rates in New Zealand

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate New Zealand Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining
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Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining 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.

45% of surveyed staff in Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 55% 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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining Hourly Average Wage in New Zealand

42 NZD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in New Zealand is 42 NZD. This means that the average person in New Zealand earns approximately 42 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.

Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining and Oil  / Gas / Energy / Mining yearly New Zealand
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The average salary for Oil / Gas / Energy / Mining is 10% less than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Auckland97,200 NZD
Christchurch92,900 NZD
Hamilton84,200 NZD
Rotorua80,300 NZD
Wellington89,400 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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