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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

1.64 NZD = 1 USD

110,358 NZD

$67,225 USD
Auckland

104,737 NZD

60,740 NZD

$37,000 USD

Average Salary / Wellington

Average salary in Wellington is 110,358 NZD per year. The most typical earning is 60,740 NZD. All data are based on 230 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of 126,569 NZD. Women receive a salary of 101,781 NZD.

The most paid careers are Military with average income 242,961 NZD and Engineers & Technicians IV with income 199,950 NZD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Masters Degree with salary of 138,553 NZD. The second most paid education level is Doctorate Degree with salary of 137,732 NZD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of 165,148 NZD. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive 148,567 NZD.

Levels / Wellington (Gross NZD)

Salary Levels (NZD) per Year Surveys [%]
4,900 NZD - 8,199 NZD
0 n/a
8,200 NZD - 16,399 NZD
0 n/a
16,400 NZD - 24,599 NZD
2 100%
0.87%
24,600 NZD - 32,799 NZD
3 99.13%
1.3%
32,800 NZD - 40,999 NZD
2 97.83%
0.87%
41,000 NZD - 49,199 NZD
12 96.96%
5.22%
49,200 NZD - 57,499 NZD
17 91.74%
7.39%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
57,500 NZD - 65,699 NZD
23 84.35%
10%
65,700 NZD - 73,899 NZD
11 74.35%
4.78%
73,900 NZD - 82,099 NZD
17 69.57%
7.39%
82,100 NZD - 90,299 NZD
14 62.17%
6.09%
90,300 NZD - 98,499 NZD
16 56.09%
6.96%
98,500 NZD - 106,699 NZD
17 49.13%
7.39%
106,700 NZD - 114,899 NZD
8 41.74%
3.48%
114,900 NZD - 123,099 NZD
11 38.26%
4.78%
123,100 NZD - 131,299 NZD
14 33.48%
6.09%
131,300 NZD - 139,499 NZD
12 27.39%
5.22%
139,500 NZD - 147,699 NZD
7 22.17%
3.04%
147,700 NZD - 155,999 NZD
6 19.13%
2.61%
156,000 NZD - 164,199 NZD
8 16.52%
3.48%
164,200 NZD - 172,399 NZD
2 13.04%
0.87%
172,400 NZD - 180,599 NZD
3 12.17%
1.3%
180,600 NZD - 188,799 NZD
3 10.87%
1.3%
188,800 NZD - 196,999 NZD
6 9.57%
2.61%
197,000 NZD - 205,199 NZD
2 6.96%
0.87%
205,200 NZD - 213,399 NZD
2 6.09%
0.87%
213,400 NZD - 221,599 NZD
1 5.22%
0.43%
221,600 NZD - 229,799 NZD
0 n/a
229,800 NZD - 237,999 NZD
0 n/a
238,000 NZD - 246,199 NZD
4 4.78%
1.74%
HIGH SALARIES
246,200 NZD - 262,699 NZD
0 n/a
262,700 NZD - 279,099 NZD
1 3.04%
0.43%
279,100 NZD - 295,499 NZD
0 n/a
295,500 NZD - 311,899 NZD
1 2.61%
0.43%
311,900 NZD - 328,299 NZD
1 2.17%
0.43%
328,300 NZD - 344,699 NZD
2 1.74%
0.87%
344,700 NZD - 361,199 NZD
2 0.87%
0.87%
361,200 NZD - 377,599 NZD
0 n/a
377,600 NZD - 393,999 NZD
0 n/a
394,000 NZD - 410,399 NZD
0 n/a
410,400 NZD - 574,599 NZD
0 n/a

Gender / Wellington (Gross NZD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 103 126,569 NZD
2 Women 61 101,781 NZD

Education / Wellington (Gross NZD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Masters Degree 37 138,553 NZD
2 Doctorate Degree 14 137,732 NZD
3 Bachelors Degree 115 105,885 NZD
4 Some College 34 104,900 NZD
5 Bellow H. School 3 92,916 NZD
6 High School 27 85,200 NZD

Experience / Wellington (Gross NZD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 25 165,148 NZD
2 20+ Years 35 148,567 NZD
3 8-12 Years 43 116,884 NZD
4 12-16 Years 15 108,183 NZD
5 4-8 Years 44 97,677 NZD
6 2-4 Years 35 83,230 NZD
7 1-2 Years 14 73,216 NZD
8 0-1 Year 19 61,561 NZD

Age / Wellington (Gross NZD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 51-55 8 196,010 NZD
2 41-45 22 162,357 NZD
3 46-50 13 156,775 NZD
4 61-65 5 127,718 NZD
5 36-40 22 120,988 NZD
6 56-60 7 113,600 NZD
7 31-35 30 103,915 NZD
8 26-30 32 100,796 NZD
9 n/a 66 92,916 NZD
10 71-75 1 90,618 NZD
11 21-25 22 66,321 NZD
12 14-20 2 37,921 NZD

Work Type / Wellington (Gross NZD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Self Employed 7 131,823 NZD
2 Contract 14 122,301 NZD
3 Permanent 202 110,810 NZD
4 Part Time 7 51,875 NZD

Career Groups / Wellington (Gross NZD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Military 1 242,961 NZD
2 Engineers & Technicians IV 2 199,950 NZD
3 Logistics, Road, Railway 1 161,044 NZD
4 Law 4 147,418 NZD
5 Management & Business 25 140,031 NZD
6 IT & Programming II 34 136,747 NZD
7 Arts, Culture, Performance 2 134,942 NZD
8 Health Care & Medical 3 120,824 NZD
9 IT & Programming 30 120,003 NZD
10 Insurance 5 119,674 NZD
11 Marketing, Sales, Purchase 11 118,854 NZD
12 Finance & Banking 10 117,869 NZD
13 Education & University 9 114,914 NZD
14 Human Resources 6 111,795 NZD
15 Architect Constructions 4 109,168 NZD
16 Public Sector 10 98,497 NZD
17 Media 4 92,752 NZD
18 Organization & Coordination 3 91,931 NZD
19 Making Design 3 90,782 NZD
20 Health Care & Medical II 3 88,976 NZD
21 Construction & Labor Workers 5 87,827 NZD
22 Engineers & Technicians 8 86,185 NZD
23 Geography & Geodesy 1 80,932 NZD
24 Accounting & Administration 20 78,141 NZD
25 Engineers & Technicians V 2 72,724 NZD
26 Sports & Recreation 1 64,351 NZD
27 Manufacturing & Labor Workers 1 58,277 NZD
28 Customer Services 9 58,113 NZD
29 Hotels & Tourism 6 56,143 NZD
30 Salesmen & Saleswomen 4 47,607 NZD
31 Properties & Real Estates 1 45,473 NZD
32 Restaurants, Inns, Pubs 2 38,414 NZD

Careers / Wellington (Gross NZD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Director 2 301,896 NZD
2 Military Officer 1 242,961 NZD
3 Marketing 1 238,200 NZD
4 Life Insurance 1 218,008 NZD
5 Other IT Career 9 209,964 NZD
6 Civil Engineer 2 199,950 NZD
7 MBA 1 178,117 NZD
8 Lawyer 2 162,357 NZD
9 Other Management Career 3 161,372 NZD
10 Security Specialist 2 161,208 NZD
11 General Insurance 1 161,044 NZD
12 IT Manager 6 155,790 NZD
13 Marketing Manager 2 149,060 NZD
14 Relationship Manager 2 143,478 NZD
15 Manager 7 140,687 NZD
16 Technical Manager 1 138,225 NZD
17 Branch Manager 1 138,061 NZD
18 Other Human Resource Career 3 137,076 NZD
19 IT Project Manager 6 135,598 NZD
20 Chartered Financial Analyst 2 133,793 NZD
21 Other Law Career 2 132,479 NZD
22 SAP Consulting 3 131,987 NZD
23 Lead Developer 4 130,838 NZD
24 Finance Manager 2 128,375 NZD
25 System Administrator 2 123,614 NZD
26 Chartered Accountant 2 123,450 NZD
27 Computer Architect 2 117,705 NZD
28 Lecturer 4 111,302 NZD
29 J2EE Developer 2 108,347 NZD
30 System Analyst 5 107,691 NZD
31 Other Education Career 3 105,885 NZD
32 Database Administrator 2 102,437 NZD
33 Other Architect Career 2 101,124 NZD
34 Human Resource 2 100,467 NZD
35 Construction Project Manager 3 99,811 NZD
36 Other Public Sector Career 5 98,005 NZD
37 Network Administrator 2 95,542 NZD
38 Software Developer 5 91,274 NZD
39 Coordinator 1 90,453 NZD
40 Software Engineer 3 86,021 NZD
41 Public Administration 3 84,544 NZD
42 Engineer 2 83,887 NZD
43 Other Geogr.&Geodesy Career 1 80,932 NZD
44 Account Manager 3 80,111 NZD
45 Sales Engineer 2 77,813 NZD
46 Accountant 2 77,320 NZD
47 Electrician 2 74,037 NZD
48 Accounting Assistant 2 70,261 NZD
49 Coach 1 64,351 NZD
50 Salesmen or Saleswomen 2 62,382 NZD
51 Call Center 4 56,800 NZD
52 Web Administrator 2 56,800 NZD
53 Customer Consultant 3 55,487 NZD
54 Hotel Manager 2 52,368 NZD
55 Contract Manager 1 50,562 NZD
56 Administrator 2 47,771 NZD
57 Administrative Assistant 1 47,114 NZD
58 General Manager 2 39,727 NZD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

50/50  Spatial Analyst (Woman)
Posted 20 July 2022

What I do?

"ArcGIS."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate 80,900 NZD

49/50  Manager (Man)
Posted 17 July 2022

What I do?

"Etcetc."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 50,600 NZD

48/50  Senior Actuary (Man)
Posted 15 July 2022

What I do?

"Valuations, pricing insurance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert 218,100 NZD

47/50  Reinsurance Manager (Man)
Posted 12 June 2022

What I do?

"Reinsurance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced 161,000 NZD

46/50  Head Of Department (Man)
Posted 19 March 2022

What I do?

"Align and optimize pricing to business strategy."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Masters Degree 12-16 Years Expert 178,200 NZD

45/50  Cloud Solution Architect (Woman)
Posted 16 February 2022

What I do?

"Design solution on public cloud."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 200,600 NZD

44/50  Site Reliability Engineer (Man)
Posted 01 January 2022

What I do?

"Databases - SQL, Data Analysis - Splunk and Programming - Spring Boot."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 64,300 NZD

43/50  Marketing (Man)
Posted 26 December 2021

What I do?

"Strategy, go to market, product planning, social media, market research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 238,100 NZD

42/50  People Leader (Man)
Posted 17 December 2021

What I do?

"Manage business analysts."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Masters Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 142,900 NZD

41/50  Marketing Director (Man)
Posted 24 November 2021

What I do?

"Brand development, China, Media."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert 178,600 NZD

40/50  Colonel (Man)
Posted 20 November 2021

What I do?

"LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, PLANNING, STRATEGY."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert 242,900 NZD

39/50  Support Analyst (Man)
Posted 18 November 2021

What I do?

"IT support. IT solutions."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Masters Degree 12-16 Years Advanced 87,200 NZD

38/50  Gymnastics Coach (Man)
Posted 10 November 2021

What I do?

"Condition and spot gymnasts, organise classes, previous senior competitive gymnast."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington High School 8-12 Years Advanced 64,300 NZD

37/50  Head Of Consumer Products (Woman)
Posted 31 October 2021

What I do?

"International Consumer Product Sales and Strategy Development Key Account Management Business Management Category Management Marketing eCommerce Sales Management People Management Relationship Management P&L Management Operation Management Experience Manufacturing Management Experience."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced 206,000 NZD

36/50  Clerk (Woman)
Posted 16 September 2021

What I do?

"Customer Service Phone calls Handle applications Data management Database management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced 47,100 NZD

35/50  Customer Service Representative (Woman)
Posted 01 September 2021

What I do?

"Answering customers' questions."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate 59,500 NZD

34/50  Digital Team Coordinator (Woman)
Posted 01 September 2021

What I do?

"Administration organisation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Intermediate 90,500 NZD

33/50  Site Reliability Engineer (Man)
Posted 27 August 2021

What I do?

"Programming, maintenance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Expert 136,900 NZD

32/50  Administrator (Man)
Posted 23 August 2021

What I do?

"Finance, external relations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington High School 12-16 Years Advanced 29,800 NZD

31/50  Integrated Logistics Support Manager (Man)
Posted 19 August 2021

What I do?

"Manager, Planning, Support Systems Engineering, Logistics Support Analysis."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Some College 16-20 Years Advanced 138,200 NZD

30/50  Professor (Woman)
Posted 10 July 2021

What I do?

"Research, teaching."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years Expert 190,500 NZD

29/50  Lead System Engineer (Woman)
Posted 08 July 2021

What I do?

"Mainframe z/OS, z/VM, Linux, AWS."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Expert 159,500 NZD

28/50  Regional Manager (Man)
Posted 24 June 2021

What I do?

"Industry contacts, product knowledge. Staff management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Some College 16-20 Years Expert 138,100 NZD

27/50  Customer Service Manager (Woman)
Posted 04 June 2021

What I do?

"Manager, customer complaints, sales support."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Some College 2-4 Years Advanced 77,300 NZD

26/50  Administration Manager (Man)
Posted 29 April 2021

What I do?

"Accounting, administration, inventories, etc."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Advanced 66,900 NZD

25/50  Associate (Man)
Posted 16 April 2021

What I do?

"Business consulting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years Intermediate 89,300 NZD

24/50  Software Developer (Man)
Posted 03 April 2021

What I do?

"Stuff to do with software developing."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a 70,700 NZD

23/50  Director (Man)
Posted 27 March 2021

What I do?

"CA, financial accounts, management accounting, investigate investments."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 117,900 NZD

22/50  Network And Security Engineer (Man)
Posted 27 March 2021

What I do?

"Deploying and maintaining day to day operation of network and wireless devices including hardware replacement and software upgrades. Troubleshooting complex issues spanning routers, switches, and security appliances. Utilising networking and security knowledge to provide valuable input into the design aspect of several projects. Quality assuring new changes to the environment, ensuring that client downtime is minimal. 24/7 on call support for Government Agencies to guarantee network reliability. Running changes through change control, paying attention to detail, and ensuring that changes are performed correctly and within set time frames. 2012 – Computer Power Plus Diploma in IT Systems Technology 2015 – Cisco Certified Network Associate 2016 – Zscaler Certified Cloud Professional 2017 – Riverbed Certified Solutions Associate – WAN Optimisation 2020 – F5 Certified Administrator 2017 – Cisco Meraki Network Associate."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Some College 8-12 Years n/a 88,400 NZD

21/50  Senior Scientist (Man)
Posted 24 March 2021

What I do?

"Research in Geophysics."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Doctorate Degree 4-8 Years n/a 135,600 NZD

20/50  Manager (Woman)
Posted 23 March 2021

What I do?

"Report writing, training, project management, strategic planning, writing, contract negotiation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 81,300 NZD

19/50  Programme Manager (Man)
Posted 19 March 2021

What I do?

"Consulting Business support Advising."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 188,600 NZD

18/50  Senior Lecturer (Man)
Posted 14 March 2021

What I do?

"Computer Science."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Doctorate Degree 16-20 Years n/a 154,400 NZD

17/50  DIgital Marketer (Man)
Posted 02 March 2021

What I do?

"Market, other and some studd."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a 109,600 NZD

16/50  International Registration Advisor (Woman)
Posted 14 February 2021

What I do?

"Bachelor of science In charge of all international registrations for midwives In charge of finance."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a 76,600 NZD

15/50  Exhibitions Preparator (Woman)
Posted 09 January 2021

What I do?

"Museum practice organising coordinating team leader."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a 77,700 NZD

14/50  Financial Planner (Man)
Posted 06 January 2021

What I do?

"Budgets financial reporting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 129,700 NZD

13/50  Pricing Analyst (Woman)
Posted 09 December 2020

What I do?

"SAS and Oracle tables."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a 49,800 NZD

12/50  Dental Surgeon (Woman)
Posted 26 September 2020

What I do?

"Dental surgeon see patient with tooth problems."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a 118,800 NZD

11/50  Product Owner (Man)
Posted 20 September 2020

What I do?

"As a PO I work with development teams to create software programs for clients."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington High School 4-8 Years n/a 116,700 NZD

10/50  Finance Manager (Woman)
Posted 02 September 2020

What I do?

"Company's accounts."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a 95,400 NZD

9/50  Cyber Security Graduate (Woman)
Posted 26 August 2020

What I do?

"I do not wish to disclose this information."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a 63,600 NZD

8/50  Product Line Manager (Man)
Posted 23 August 2020

What I do?

"Microwave radio technology, strategic marketing, business development, product development MBA in Technology Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a 185,600 NZD

7/50  Senior Advisor (Man)
Posted 27 July 2020

What I do?

"Senior Prosecutions Advisor."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a 96,500 NZD

6/50  Analyst (Woman)
Posted 03 July 2020

What I do?

"Forecasting social welfare expenditure and undertaking data analysis of the welfare system."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a 103,900 NZD

5/50  Parking Officer (Woman)
Posted 18 June 2020

What I do?

"De-escalation, time management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington High School 2-4 Years n/a 51,800 NZD

4/50  Analyst (Man)
Posted 15 June 2020

What I do?

"Talent Acquistion."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a 106,000 NZD

3/50  Prep Chef (Man)
Posted 26 May 2020

What I do?

"Prep, Line cook, Larder, Exposition."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Some College 4-8 Years n/a 17,000 NZD

2/50  Finance Manager (Woman)
Posted 18 May 2020

What I do?

"Finance Manager, financial account."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a 97,600 NZD

1/50  Lead Engineer (Man)
Posted 09 April 2020

What I do?

"Blockchain, smart contracts, javascript, solidity."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Wellington Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a 162,900 NZD


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