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Machine operators

Here's a peek at what the job scene is looking like for Construction & roading workers, employed as Machine operators:

So, what's the pay like?

The average Machine operators salary is $67,000, remaining consistent over the last 12 months.

So, what's job demand like?

We have 297 vacancies for Machine operators, an 18% jump in job listings over the last 3 months.

So, where are the most vacancies?

Auckland is in the lead, posting 56 vacancies, Canterbury following with 44 and Waikato in third, with 42 job listings.

So, who's getting paid the most according to Trade Me listings?

The top paid Machine operator job is a plant operators – antarctica (2024/2025 season), generally paid the highest average salary at $105,000.

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