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Sales Retail and Wholesale Average Salaries in New Zealand 2020

How much money does a person working in Sales Retail and Wholesale make in New Zealand?


Average Yearly Salary
262,000 NZD
( 21,900 NZD monthly)

LOW
136,000
NZD
AVERAGE
262,000
NZD
HIGH
422,000
NZD

A person working in Sales Retail and Wholesale in New Zealand typically earns around 262,000 NZD per year. Salaries range from 136,000 NZD (lowest average) to 422,000 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 Sales Retail and Wholesale 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
Account Officer183,000 NZD
Area Sales Manager358,000 NZD
Assistant Department Manager143,000 NZD
Assistant Retail Store Manager227,000 NZD
Branch Manager297,000 NZD
Cashier141,000 NZD
Cashier Manager201,000 NZD
Depot Manager313,000 NZD
Deputy Sales Manager279,000 NZD
Distribution Director344,000 NZD
Global Wholesale Manager426,000 NZD
Head Cashier210,000 NZD
Head of Retail328,000 NZD
Head Teller201,000 NZD
Inside Sales Executive265,000 NZD
Inside Sales Representative166,000 NZD
Inventory Manager271,000 NZD
Key Account Manager263,000 NZD
Medical Device Sales220,000 NZD
National Customer Solution Specialist330,000 NZD
Parts Salesperson162,000 NZD
Project Development Manager315,000 NZD
Project Manager311,000 NZD
Purchasing and Sales Executive395,000 NZD
Quotation Engineer179,000 NZD
Relationship Manager337,000 NZD
Retail Operations Manager304,000 NZD
Retail Sales Associate209,000 NZD
Retail Store Manager258,000 NZD
Revenue Manager296,000 NZD
Sales Account Manager327,000 NZD
Sales Admin Executive377,000 NZD
Sales Assistant145,000 NZD
Sales Associate173,000 NZD
Sales Consultant188,000 NZD
Sales Coordinator193,000 NZD
Sales Development Representative190,000 NZD
Sales Engineer207,000 NZD
Sales Executive316,000 NZD
Sales Manager383,000 NZD
Sales Officer175,000 NZD
Sales Planning Analyst270,000 NZD
Sales Representative152,000 NZD
Sales Specialist239,000 NZD
Sales Support161,000 NZD
Sales Team Leader228,000 NZD
Sales Trainer230,000 NZD
Securities Sales Agent253,000 NZD
Shipper / Receiver155,000 NZD
Shop Manager258,000 NZD
Store Development Administrator188,000 NZD
Trade Marketing Officer259,000 NZD
Treasury Officer256,000 NZD
Vice President Sales355,000 NZD
Visual Merchandiser192,000 NZD

Sales Retail and Wholesale Jobs Salary Distribution in New Zealand

Median and salary distribution yearly New Zealand Sales Retail and Wholesale
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Sales Retail and Wholesale salaries in New Zealand range from 136,000 NZD per year (minimum average salary) to 422,000 NZD per year (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 268,000 NZD per year, which means that half (50%) of people working in Sales Retail and Wholesale are earning less than 268,000 NZD while the other half are earning more than 268,000 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 Sales Retail and Wholesale are earning less than 181,000 NZD while 75% of them are earning more than 181,000 NZD. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Sales Retail and Wholesale are earning less than 352,000 NZD while 25% are earning more than 352,000 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 102,000 New Zealand Dollar(s) to 306,000 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.

Sales Retail and Wholesale Salary Comparison By Gender

Salary comparison by gender yearly New Zealand Sales Retail and Wholesale
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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 earn 5% more than their female counterparts.

Female
255,000 NZD
Male+5%
269,000 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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Sales Retail and Wholesale Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in New Zealand

How much are annual salary increments in New Zealand for Sales Retail and Wholesale professionals? How often do employees get salary raises?

Sales Retail and Wholesale

Sales Retail and Wholesale 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 Sales Retail and Wholesale
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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

Annual Salary Increment Rate New Zealand
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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

Banking
2%
Energy
4%
Information Technology
6%
Healthcare
8%
Travel
1%
Construction
3%
Education
5%

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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Sales Retail and Wholesale Bonus and Incentive Rates in New Zealand

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate New Zealand Sales Retail and Wholesale
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Sales Retail and Wholesale is considered to be a high 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.

20% of surveyed staff in Sales Retail and Wholesale reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 80% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 5% to 9% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
80%
No Bonus
20%

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.

Example:
A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

Example:
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.

Private Sector
238,000 NZD
Public Sector+5%
251,000 NZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Sales Retail and Wholesale Salary Forecast and Trend in New Zealand

How do Sales Retail and Wholesale salaries change over time? Listed below is a chart that shows the average salary in recent years.

Salary trends and forecast yearly New Zealand Sales Retail and Wholesale
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Average Salary 2016
233,000 NZD
Average Salary 2017+4%
241,000 NZD
Average Salary 2018+3%
248,000 NZD
Average Salary 2019+2%
253,000 NZD
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Sales Retail and Wholesale salaries in New Zealand are rising in the year 2020 based on recent submitted salaries and reports. As displayed in the chart, salaries in 2019 are 2% higher than those of 2018. The trend suggests a slow yet continuous increase in pay in 2021 and future years. These numbers may vary from industry to another.

Sales Retail and Wholesale Hourly Average Wage in New Zealand


130 NZD per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in New Zealand is 130 NZD. This means that the average person in New Zealand earns approximately 130 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.

Sales Retail and Wholesale VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Sales Retail and Wholesale and Sales Retail and Wholesale yearly New Zealand
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The average salary for Sales Retail and Wholesale is 7% more than that of All Jobs.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Auckland291,000 NZD
Christchurch278,000 NZD
Hamilton252,000 NZD
Rotorua241,000 NZD
Wellington268,000 NZD
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