Salary guide

Check out our guides to national pay rates by category:

Salary guide
CategoryMedian payRange
AccountingAccounting$65k$65k$48k - $125k$48k - $125k
Agriculture, fishing & forestryAgriculture, fishing & forestry$55k$55k$40k - $95k$40k - $95k
ArchitectureArchitecture$75k$75k$50k - $125k$50k - $125k
AutomotiveAutomotive$60k$60k$40k - $85k$40k - $85k
Banking, finance & insuranceBanking, finance & insurance$65k$65k$45k - $125k$45k - $125k
Construction & roadingConstruction & roading$60k$60k$40k - $135k$40k - $135k
Customer serviceCustomer service$48k$48k$40k - $65k$40k - $65k
EducationEducation$60k$60k$42k - $75k$42k - $75k
EngineeringEngineering$75k$75k$48k - $130k$48k - $130k
Executive & general managementExecutive & general management$85k$85k$48k - $195k$48k - $195k
Government & councilGovernment & council$75k$75k$45k - $135k$45k - $135k
HealthcareHealthcare$55k$55k$45k - $95k$45k - $95k
Hospitality & tourismHospitality & tourism$50k$50k$40k - $65k$40k - $65k
HR & recruitmentHR & recruitment$65k$65k$48k - $122k$48k - $122k
ITIT$105k$105k$50k - $200k$50k - $200k
LegalLegal$65k$65k$45k - $125k$45k - $125k
Manufacturing & operationsManufacturing & operations$48k$48k$40k - $75k$40k - $75k
Marketing, media & communicationsMarketing, media & communications$70k$70k$45k - $135k$45k - $135k
Office & administrationOffice & administration$50k$50k$42k - $75k$42k - $75k
OtherOther$50k$50k$40k - $95k$40k - $95k
PropertyProperty$85k$85k$50k - $150k$50k - $150k
RetailRetail$48k$48k$40k - $65k$40k - $65k
SalesSales$65k$65k$42k - $115k$42k - $115k
Science & technologyScience & technology$65k$65k$42k - $115k$42k - $115k
Trades & servicesTrades & services$55k$55k$40k - $85k$40k - $85k
Transport & logisticsTransport & logistics$50k$50k$40k - $80k$40k - $80k

Accounting

Salary information for accounting subcategories:

Accounting salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
AccountantsAccountants$75k$75k$50k - $125k$50k - $125k
Assistant accountantsAssistant accountants$65k$65k$48k - $75k$48k - $75k
AuditAudit$85k$85k$53k - $125k$53k - $125k
Business advisory servicesBusiness advisory services$65k$65k$55k - $95k$55k - $95k
Financial accounting & reportingFinancial accounting & reporting$85k$85k$55k - $135k$55k - $135k
General / CAGeneral / CA$75k$75k$45k - $105k$45k - $105k
ManagementManagement$95k$95k$62k - $165k$62k - $165k
TaxTax$60k$60k$48k - $85k$48k - $85k
Accounts administratorsAccounts administrators$55k$55k$42k - $75k$42k - $75k
Accounts payableAccounts payable$55k$55k$45k - $65k$45k - $65k
Accounts receivableAccounts receivable$55k$55k$42k - $70k$42k - $70k
AnalystsAnalysts$85k$85k$55k - $135k$55k - $135k
Finance managers & controllersFinance managers & controllers$115k$115k$65k - $172k$65k - $172k
ManagementManagement$95k$95k$50k - $165k$50k - $165k
PayrollPayroll$65k$65k$48k - $105k$48k - $105k

Agriculture, fishing & forestry

Salary information for agriculture, fishing & forestry subcategories:

Agriculture, fishing & forestry salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
FarmingFarming$55k$55k$40k - $85k$40k - $85k
FishingFishing$58k$58k$40k - $135k$40k - $135k
ForestryForestry$65k$65k$45k - $100k$45k - $100k
HorticultureHorticulture$50k$50k$40k - $75k$40k - $75k

Architecture

Salary information for architecture subcategories:

Architecture salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
ArchitectsArchitects$85k$85k$55k - $125k$55k - $125k
DraftingDrafting$75k$75k$48k - $100k$48k - $100k
Interior designInterior design$55k$55k$50k - $101k$50k - $101k

Automotive

Salary information for automotive subcategories:

Automotive salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
Automotive technicianAutomotive technician$60k$60k$40k - $80k$40k - $80k
Diesel mechanicDiesel mechanic$70k$70k$55k - $90k$55k - $90k
ManagementManagement$70k$70k$48k - $120k$48k - $120k
Panel & paintPanel & paint$60k$60k$45k - $75k$45k - $75k
Sales, operations & partsSales, operations & parts$55k$55k$40k - $95k$40k - $95k

Banking, finance & insurance

Salary information for banking, finance & insurance salary information subcategories:

Banking, finance & insurance salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
AnalystsAnalysts$85k$85k$55k - $125k$55k - $125k
Client servicesClient services$55k$55k$45k - $85k$45k - $85k
Corporate & institutional bankingCorporate & institutional banking$125k$125k$85k - $155k$85k - $155k
Credit & lendingCredit & lending$58k$58k$45k - $95k$45k - $95k
Financial planning & investmentFinancial planning & investment$75k$75k$50k - $135k$50k - $135k
InsuranceInsurance$60k$60k$46k - $105k$46k - $105k
ManagementManagement$95k$95k$55k - $145k$55k - $145k
Risk & complianceRisk & compliance$105k$105k$55k - $174k$55k - $174k
Tellers & branch staffTellers & branch staff$55k$55k$40k - $75k$40k - $75k

Construction and roading

Salary information for construction and roading subcategories:

Construction and roading salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
EstimationEstimation$95k$95k$50k - $165k$50k - $165k
Health & safetyHealth & safety$75k$75k$50k - $124k$50k - $124k
LabouringLabouring$50k$50k$40k - $70k$40k - $70k
Machine operatorsMachine operators$60k$60k$48k - $75k$48k - $75k
PlanningPlanning$85k$85k$50k - $143k$50k - $143k
Project & contracts managementProject & contracts management$115k$115k$60k - $185k$60k - $185k
Quantity surveyingQuantity surveying$105k$105k$55k - $155k$55k - $155k
Site managementSite management$115k$115k$55k - $145k$55k - $145k
Supervisors & forepersonsSupervisors & forepersons$80k$80k$55k - $135k$55k - $135k
SurveyingSurveying$95k$95k$51k - $129k$51k - $129k
Traffic managementTraffic management$48k$48k$40k - $70k$40k - $70k

Customer service

Salary information for customer service subcategories:

Customer service salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
Call centreCall centre$48k$48k$40k - $60k$40k - $60k
Customer-facingCustomer-facing$48k$48k$40k - $60k$40k - $60k
ManagementManagement$60k$60k$42k - $103k$42k - $103k

Education

Salary information for education subcategories:

Education salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
Au pairs & nanniesAu pairs & nannies$60k$60k$40k - $65k$40k - $65k
Early childhoodEarly childhood$60k$60k$42k - $75k$42k - $75k
PrimaryPrimary$55k$55k$43k - $85k$43k - $85k
SecondarySecondary$65k$65k$45k - $85k$45k - $85k
TertiaryTertiary$65k$65k$47k - $95k$47k - $95k
Tutoring & trainingTutoring & training$55k$55k$48k - $150k$48k - $150k

Engineering

Salary information for engineering subcategories:

Engineering salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
Building servicesBuilding services$85k$85k$40k - $135k$40k - $135k
Civil & structuralCivil & structural$85k$85k$55k - $145k$55k - $145k
DraftingDrafting$75k$75k$50k - $95k$50k - $95k
ElectricalElectrical$75k$75k$45k - $125k$45k - $125k
EnergyEnergy$80k$80k$55k - $145k$55k - $145k
EnvironmentalEnvironmental$75k$75k$55k - $127k$55k - $127k
GeotechnicalGeotechnical$85k$85k$55k - $135k$55k - $135k
IndustrialIndustrial$65k$65k$45k - $105k$45k - $105k
MaintenanceMaintenance$70k$70k$48k - $105k$48k - $105k
ManagementManagement$105k$105k$65k - $195k$65k - $195k
MechanicalMechanical$65k$65k$48k - $115k$48k - $115k
Project managementProject management$95k$95k$74k - $165k$74k - $165k
Water & wasteWater & waste$75k$75k$45k - $115k$45k - $115k

Government and council

Salary information for government and council subcategories:

Government and council salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
Central governmentCentral government$75k$75k$48k - $156k$48k - $156k
DefenceDefence$55k$55k$45k - $125k$45k - $125k
Local & regional councilLocal & regional council$75k$75k$45k - $125k$45k - $125k

Healthcare

Salary information for healthcare subcategories:

Healthcare salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
AdministrationAdministration$50k$50k$42k - $65k$42k - $65k
CaregivingCaregiving$50k$50k$45k - $60k$45k - $60k
Community & social servicesCommunity & social services$55k$55k$45k - $75k$45k - $75k
DentistryDentistry$50k$50k$40k - $133k$40k - $133k
Doctors & specialistsDoctors & specialists$145k$145k$55k - $200k$55k - $200k
Fitness & wellbeingFitness & wellbeing$50k$50k$40k - $110k$40k - $110k
ManagementManagement$85k$85k$53k - $143k$53k - $143k
Nursing & midwifery > Community & primary careNursing & midwifery > Community & primary care$65k$65k$50k - $90k$50k - $90k
Nursing & midwifery > Critical care & emergencyNursing & midwifery > Critical care & emergency$65k$65k$60k - $109k$60k - $109k
Nursing & midwifery > MedicalNursing & midwifery > Medical$65k$65k$55k - $85k$55k - $85k
Nursing & midwifery > Mental healthNursing & midwifery > Mental health$60k$60k$50k - $75k$50k - $75k
Nursing & midwifery > Theatre & recoveryNursing & midwifery > Theatre & recovery$75k$75k$65k - $95k$65k - $95k
Occupational therapyOccupational therapy$65k$65k$50k - $75k$50k - $75k
PharmacyPharmacy$70k$70k$42k - $95k$42k - $95k
PhysiotherapyPhysiotherapy$65k$65k$51k - $79k$51k - $79k
Psychology & counsellingPsychology & counselling$65k$65k$55k - $95k$55k - $95k
Radiography & sonographyRadiography & sonography$95k$95k$65k - $170k$65k - $170k
VeterinaryVeterinary$50k$50k$41k - $116k$41k - $116k

Hospitality & tourism

Salary information for hospitality & tourism subcategories:

Hospitality & tourism salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
Bar staff & baristasBar staff & baristas$48k$48k$40k - $55k$40k - $55k
ChefsChefs$50k$50k$40k - $65k$40k - $65k
HousekeepingHousekeeping$42k$42k$40k - $50k$40k - $50k
Kitchen staffKitchen staff$42k$42k$40k - $52k$40k - $52k
ManagementManagement$50k$50k$40k - $75k$40k - $75k
Reception & front deskReception & front desk$45k$45k$40k - $55k$40k - $55k
Tourism & tour guidesTourism & tour guides$50k$50k$40k - $65k$40k - $65k
Travel consultantsTravel consultants$48k$48k$40k - $55k$40k - $55k
Waiting staffWaiting staff$45k$45k$40k - $55k$40k - $55k

HR & recruitment

Salary information for HR & recruitment subcategories:

HR & recruitment salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
Health & safetyHealth & safety$75k$75k$50k - $125k$50k - $125k
HRHR$75k$75k$50k - $135k$50k - $135k
RecruitmentRecruitment$65k$65k$48k - $95k$48k - $95k

IT

Salary information for IT subcategories:

IT salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
ArchitectsArchitects$135k$135k$83k - $200k$83k - $200k
Business & systems analystsBusiness & systems analysts$115k$115k$65k - $200k$65k - $200k
Data warehousing & BIData warehousing & BI$115k$115k$75k - $200k$75k - $200k
DatabaseDatabase$112k$112k$52k - $200k$52k - $200k
Functional consultantsFunctional consultants$115k$115k$65k - $200k$65k - $200k
ManagementManagement$145k$145k$65k - $200k$65k - $200k
Networking & storageNetworking & storage$95k$95k$50k - $200k$50k - $200k
Programming & developmentProgramming & development$105k$105k$65k - $195k$65k - $195k
Project managementProject management$125k$125k$75k - $200k$75k - $200k
Sales & pre-salesSales & pre-sales$122k$122k$47k - $195k$47k - $195k
SecuritySecurity$120k$120k$52k - $200k$52k - $200k
Service deskService desk$55k$55k$42k - $105k$42k - $105k
Systems engineersSystems engineers$95k$95k$52k - $200k$52k - $200k
TelecommunicationsTelecommunications$50k$50k$45k - $85k$45k - $85k
TestingTesting$105k$105k$55k - $195k$55k - $195k
Web designWeb design$95k$95k$55k - $180k$55k - $180k

Salary information for legal subcategories:

Legal salary table
Category Median payRange
In-house counsel
In-house counsel
$105k$105k$65k - $190k$65k - $190k
Private practicePrivate practice$75k$75k$45k - $135k$45k - $135k
SecretarialSecretarial$60k$60k$45k - $125k$45k - $125k

Manufacturing and operations

Salary information for manufacturing and operations subcategories:

Manufacturing and operations salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
Fitters & machiningFitters & machining$60k$60k$40k - $80k$40k - $80k
Machine operationMachine operation$50k$50k$40k - $65k$40k - $65k
ManagementManagement$75k$75k$50k - $155k$50k - $155k
Process & assemblyProcess & assembly$40k$40k$40k - $60k$40k - $60k
Purchasing & inventoryPurchasing & inventory$58k$58k$45k - $135k$45k - $135k
Quality assuranceQuality assurance$55k$55k$40k - $132k$40k - $132k
Storepersons & warehousingStorepersons & warehousing$48k$48k$40k - $55k$40k - $55k
Supervisors & forepersonsSupervisors & forepersons$55k$55k$40k - $85k$40k - $85k

Marketing, media & communications

Salary information marketing, media and communications subcategories: 

Marketing, media & communications salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
Brand & product managementBrand & product management$95k$95k$48k - $145k$48k - $145k
Communications & PRCommunications & PR$85k$85k$55k - $192k$55k - $192k
DesignDesign$58k$58k$45k - $105k$45k - $105k
Digital marketingDigital marketing$65k$65k$45k - $115k$45k - $115k
Direct marketingDirect marketing$60k$60k$42k - $131k$42k - $131k
JournalismJournalism$70k$70k$44k - $142k$44k - $142k
ManagementManagement$95k$95k$55k - $165k$55k - $165k
Market research & analysisMarket research & analysis$90k$90k$49k - $135k$49k - $135k
Marketing assistants & coordinatorsMarketing assistants & coordinators$55k$55k$45k - $85k$45k - $85k

Office & administration

Salary information for office and administration subcategories:

Office & administration salary table
Category
Median payRange
AdministrationAdministration$50k$50k$42k - $65k$42k - $65k
Data entryData entry$50k$50k$40k - $60k$40k - $60k
EA, PA & secretarialEA, PA & secretarial$65k$65k$48k - $85k$48k - $85k
Office managementOffice management$55k$55k$45k - $93k$45k - $93k
ReceptionReception$48k$48k$40k - $55k$40k - $55k

Property

Salary information for property subcategories:

Property salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
Commercial sales & leasingCommercial sales & leasing$105k$105k$65k - $150k$65k - $150k
Consultancy & valuationConsultancy & valuation$90k$90k$45k - $200k$45k - $200k
Facilities & commercial property managementFacilities & commercial property management$85k$85k$55k - $155k$55k - $155k
Residential sales & managementResidential sales & management$85k$85k$50k - $115k$50k - $115k

Retail

Salary information for retail subcategories:

Retail salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
Area managersArea managers$65k$65k$44k - $98k$44k - $98k
Assistant store managersAssistant store managers$48k$48k$40k - $65k$40k - $65k
BuyingBuying$55k$55k$40k - $106k$40k - $106k
Department managersDepartment managers$50k$50k$40k - $65k$40k - $65k
ManagementManagement$50k$50k$40k - $80k$40k - $80k
MerchandisingMerchandising$42k$42k$40k - $71k$40k - $71k
Retail assistantsRetail assistants$42k$42k$40k - $55k$40k - $55k
Store managersStore managers$50k$50k$42k - $75k$42k - $75k

Sales

Salary information for sales subcategories:

Sales salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
Account managementAccount management$75k$75k$55k - $127k$55k - $127k
Business development managerBusiness development manager$75k$75k$55k - $125k$55k - $125k
Sales managersSales managers$85k$85k$48k - $155k$48k - $155k
Sales repsSales reps$55k$55k$42k - $101k$42k - $101k
Sales supportSales support$55k$55k$42k - $75k$42k - $75k
TelesalesTelesales$50k$50k$42k - $80k$42k - $80k

Trades & services

Salary information for trades & services subcategories:

Trades & services salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
Air con. & refrigerationAir con. & refrigeration$70k$70k$48k - $105k$48k - $105k
BeauticianBeautician$50k$50k$40k - $66k$40k - $66k
Boat buildingBoat building$65k$65k$46k - $90k$46k - $90k
Boilermakers & weldersBoilermakers & welders$60k$60k$48k - $80k$48k - $80k
Building & carpentryBuilding & carpentry$60k$60k$42k - $90k$42k - $90k
Butchers & bakersButchers & bakers$50k$50k$40k - $65k$40k - $65k
CleaningCleaning$48k$48k$40k - $60k$40k - $60k
ElectricalElectrical$70k$70k$50k - $105k$50k - $105k
FlooringFlooring$60k$60k$45k - $87k$45k - $87k
Gardening & landscapingGardening & landscaping$50k$50k$40k - $70k$40k - $70k
GlaziersGlaziers$55k$55k$42k - $70k$42k - $70k
HairdressingHairdressing$55k$55k$40k - $75k$40k - $75k
Handy-personsHandy-persons$50k$50k$40k - $65k$40k - $65k
LabourersLabourers$48k$48k$40k - $60k$40k - $60k
PaintingPainting$55k$55k$45k - $75k$45k - $75k
PlumbingPlumbing$70k$70k$48k - $105k$48k - $105k
PrintingPrinting$60k$60k$42k - $95k$42k - $95k
RoofingRoofing$65k$65k$47k - $85k$47k - $85k
SecuritySecurity$50k$50k$40k - $65k$40k - $65k
Sign writersSign writers$58k$58k$48k - $75k$48k - $75k
TechniciansTechnicians$65k$65k$42k - $85k$42k - $85k

Transport & logistics

Salary information for transport & logistics subcategories:

Transport & logistics salary table
CategoryMedian payRange
Drivers & couriers > CouriersDrivers & couriers > Couriers$55k$55k$40k - $95k$40k - $95k
Drivers & couriers > Truck HTDrivers & couriers > Truck HT$55k$55k$42k - $75k$42k - $75k
Freight forwardersFreight forwarders$50k$50k$40k - $111k$40k - $111k
Import & exportImport & export$58k$58k$40k - $85k$40k - $85k
ManagementManagement$65k$65k$50k - $135k$50k - $135k
OperationsOperations$55k$55k$40k - $85k$40k - $85k
Supply chain & planningSupply chain & planning$65k$65k$42k - $115k$42k - $115k
Warehouse & distributionWarehouse & distribution$48k$48k$40k - $60k$40k - $60k

Data is for full-time roles listed on Trade Me Jobs in the six months to April 2020.

The range represents the 5th and 95th percentile.