PUBLIC SECTOR SALARY IN NEW ZEALAND

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Average gross salary for Public Sector GROSS SALARY
NZ$ 71,628
Average gorss salary (USD) for Public Sector GROSS SALARY (USD)
US$ 55,034
Average net salary for Public Sector NET SALARY
NZ$ 52,820
The most typical salary for Public Sector MOST TYPICAL GROSS
NZ$ 92,400
  Updated: 27 Jul 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 26%
  Salary entries: 25

Public Sector Earnings in New Zealand

Average salary for Public Sector in New Zealand is NZ$ 71,628.

Average take home earning is NZ$ 52,820 (Net).

The most typical salary is NZ$ 92,400 (Gross).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
12 % NZ$ 104,000
32 % NZ$ 92,400
40 % NZ$ 85,361
52 % NZ$ 72,833
92 % NZ$ 45,625
100 % NZ$ 34,000
Career Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Public Administration NZ$ 61,750 US$ 45,756 04
Social Worker NZ$ 71,666 US$ 54,884 03
Public Administration Lead NZ$ 120,000 US$ 98,860 01
City Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Auckland NZ$ 70,950 US$ 55,171 10
Wellington NZ$ 82,833 US$ 62,111 09
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  SALARY BY LEVEL   PUBLIC SECTOR   NEW ZEALAND

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
125K US$ 98,860 NZ$ 120,000
01
105K US$ 77,187 NZ$ 104,000
02
95K US$ 68,597 NZ$ 92,400
05
85K US$ 63,453 NZ$ 85,361
02
75K US$ 58,425 NZ$ 72,833
03
65K US$ 50,089 NZ$ 63,750
04
55K US$ 43,882 NZ$ 53,000
02
45K US$ 34,811 NZ$ 45,625
04
35K US$ 25,039 NZ$ 34,000
02

  SALARY BY GENDER   PUBLIC SECTOR   NEW ZEALAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 57,609 NZ$ 74,928 07
Women US$ 55,449 NZ$ 72,318 11
N/A US$ 51,805 NZ$ 67,246 07

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   PUBLIC SECTOR   NEW ZEALAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 60,866 NZ$ 85,000 01
Masters Degree US$ 62,746 NZ$ 76,750 04
Bachelors Degree US$ 49,379 NZ$ 66,265 14
Some College US$ 62,114 NZ$ 78,500 06

Public Sector workers holding Masters Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in New Zealand. With an earned Masters Degree, they grosses NZ$ 76,750. While Public Sector workers with Bachelors Degree education earn the least, with an average gross income of NZ$ 66,265. This is 27.07% lower of what Masters Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   PUBLIC SECTOR   NEW ZEALAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 49,212 NZ$ 66,400 05
16-20 Years US$ 78,062 NZ$ 93,000 01
12-16 Years US$ 77,336 NZ$ 108,000 01
8-12 Years US$ 65,485 NZ$ 81,000 04
4-8 Years US$ 52,395 NZ$ 67,583 06
2-4 Years US$ 54,063 NZ$ 72,787 06
1-2 Years US$ 39,031 NZ$ 46,500 01
0-1 Year US$ 34,667 NZ$ 45,000 01

Public Sector workers in New Zealand with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 16-20 Years of experience earn a gross average of NZ$ 93,000 compared to NZ$ 45,000 for their counterparts with 0-1 Year of experience. The difference between workers with 16-20 Years of experience and 0-1 Year is 125.18%.


  SALARY BY AGE   PUBLIC SECTOR   NEW ZEALAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
63-68 US$ 25,775 NZ$ 35,000 01
57-62 US$ 59,472 NZ$ 82,000 02
51-56 US$ 24,302 NZ$ 33,000 01
39-44 US$ 78,464 NZ$ 98,000 04
33-38 US$ 56,812 NZ$ 68,250 02
27-32 US$ 53,452 NZ$ 72,000 05
22-26 US$ 49,816 NZ$ 66,500 03
N/A US$ 51,805 NZ$ 67,246 07
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  SALARY BY CAREER   PUBLIC SECTOR   NEW ZEALAND

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Public Administration Lead US$ 98,860 NZ$ 120,000 01
2. Social Worker US$ 54,884 NZ$ 71,666 03
3. Other Public Sector Career US$ 54,665 NZ$ 71,101 17
4. Public Administration US$ 45,756 NZ$ 61,750 04

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In New Zealand economy, Public Administration Lead is on the top list of highest earners, earning an average gross salary of NZ$ 120,000. Social Worker and Other Public Sector Career follow, earning NZ$ 71,666 and NZ$ 71,101, respectively. Public Administration earn a gross annual average of NZ$ 61,750, while Other Public Sector Career earn NZ$ 71,101. The gap between the lowest and the highest paid careers is 116.06%.


  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   PUBLIC SECTOR   NEW ZEALAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 55,439 NZ$ 72,321 24
Contract US$ 45,311 NZ$ 55,000 01
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  SALARY BY CITY   PUBLIC SECTOR   NEW ZEALAND

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# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Wellington Public Sector in Wellington US$ 62,111 NZ$ 82,833 09
2. Auckland Public Sector in Auckland US$ 55,171 NZ$ 70,950 10

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    PUBLIC SECTOR

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Australia Australia Public Sector in Australia US$ 75,770 AU$ 87,583 64
2. Hong Kong Hong Kong Public Sector in Hong Kong US$ 74,477 HKD 577,557 08
3. Germany Germany Public Sector in Germany US$ 72,927 EUR 58,777 18
4. United States United States Public Sector US$ 71,026 US$ 71,026 452
5. Singapore Singapore Public Sector in Singapore US$ 61,775 SGD 80,030 35
6. New Zealand New Zealand US$ 55,034 NZ$ 71,628 25
7. United Kingdom United Kingdom Public Sector in United Kingdom US$ 52,247 GBP 34,574 90
8. Mexico Mexico Public Sector in Mexico US$ 26,136 MXN 505,390 05
9. Malaysia Malaysia Public Sector in Malaysia US$ 22,898 MYR 85,193 38
10. Indonesia Indonesia Public Sector in Indonesia US$ 11,488 IDR 136,091,938 28

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(6/6)  SENIOR ADVISOR


 Posted: 27 Jul 2020

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Senior Prosecutions Advisor."
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 91,000
US$ 60,455


(5/6)  ANALYST


 Posted: 03 Jul 2020

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Forecasting social welfare expenditure and undertaking data analysis of the welfare system."
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 98,000
US$ 65,105


(4/6)  ADMINISTRATOR


 Posted: 22 Feb 2020

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "My core skills are: Customer service. Excellent phone manner. Scientifically literate. Report writing skills. Computer literate. Adapt at critical thinking. Public speaking, and able to explain complex idea to the public. I have a Bachelor in Biology and Environmental Science and Graduate diploma of Science in Psychology. I have always had a preference for multidisciplinary approaches. I started out as a Cattery Assistant at a vet and became the lead receptionist/veterinary assistant, where I participated in surgeries and consultations, as well as all the general maintenance tasks required in a veterinary clinic, including appointment booking, sterilizing equipment, maintaining stock and engaging with the public. I left this job when the clinic closed due to the unexpected passing of my employer and took up an administrator job in the Auckland Council Arts, Culture and Events Division, as I wanted to diversify my experience and skills."
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 43,000
US$ 28,567


(3/6)  CHILDREN SOCIAL WORKER


 Posted: 15 Feb 2019

Some College, 20+ years: "Care and protection work government."
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 90,000
US$ 64,447


(2/6)  TEAM LEADER


 Posted: 25 Aug 2018

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Team leader on eight people."
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 108,000
US$ 77,336


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(1/6)  INVESTMENT MANAGER


 Posted: 03 Jun 2018

Doctorate Degree, 2-4 years: "Managing scientific investments by central government."
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 85,000
US$ 60,866


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