Public Sector Salary in New Zealand

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Average gross salary for Public Sector GROSS SALARY
NZ$ 70,851
Average gorss salary (USD) for Public Sector GROSS SALARY (USD)
US$ 55,533
Average net salary for Public Sector NET SALARY
NZ$ 52,845
The most typical salary for Public Sector MOST TYPICAL GROSS
NZ$ 63,750
  Updated: 15 Feb 2019   Diff. gross vs. net: 25%
  Salary entries: 22

Public Sector Earnings in New Zealand

Average salary for Public Sector in New Zealand is NZ$ 70,851 (Gross). All data are based on our survey (22 individual salary entries). Average take home earning is NZ$ 52,845 (Net). The most typical salary is NZ$ 63,750 (Gross).

Earning percentages

Percentage of people earn this salary or more
14 % NZ$ 104,000
27 % NZ$ 91,000
36 % NZ$ 85,361
50 % NZ$ 72,833
91 % NZ$ 46,500
100 % NZ$ 34,000

Earning by careers

Career Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Social Worker NZ$ 71,666 US$ 54,884 03
Public Administration NZ$ 68,000 US$ 51,486 03
Public Administration Lead NZ$ 120,000 US$ 98,860 01

Earning by cities

City Avg. gross salary (USD) Salary entries
Auckland NZ$ 74,055 US$ 58,127 09
Wellington NZ$ 79,500 US$ 61,920 07

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Salary entries from individual employees for Public Sector in New Zealand

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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

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

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

OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 23 Oct 2015

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "High school business teacher - economics."
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 74,000
US$ 54,496

OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 31 Jul 2015

Some College education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 35,000
US$ 25,775

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OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 15 May 2015

Bachelors Degree education, 20+ years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 33,000
US$ 24,302

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION LEAD


 Posted: 04 Dec 2014

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Policy advice to Ministers and to the Prime Minister on social and economic issues."
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 120,000
US$ 98,860

OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 21 Aug 2014

Bachelors Degree education, 2-4 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 55,000
US$ 45,311

OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 24 Nov 2013

Some College education, 16-20 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 93,000
US$ 78,062

OTHER PUBLIC SECTOR CAREER


 Posted: 12 Jul 2013

Bachelors Degree education, 1-2 years of experience.
Individual GROSS salary:
NZ$ 46,500
US$ 39,031

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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$ 72,475 NZ$ 91,000
03
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$ 36,892 NZ$ 46,500
03
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$ 57,135 NZ$ 72,250 06
Women US$ 57,364 NZ$ 72,722 09
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$ 48,835 NZ$ 63,247 11
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$ 63,247. This is 28.49% 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$ 77,791 NZ$ 93,666 03
4-8 Years US$ 50,783 NZ$ 62,900 05
2-4 Years US$ 51,854 NZ$ 67,744 05
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$ 59,412 NZ$ 75,333 03
22-26 US$ 42,171 NZ$ 50,750 02
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. Public Administration US$ 51,486 NZ$ 68,000 03
4. Other Public Sector Career US$ 53,583 NZ$ 67,981 15

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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$ 67,981, respectively. Public Administration earn a gross annual average of NZ$ 68,000, while Other Public Sector Career earn NZ$ 67,981. The gap between the lowest and the highest paid careers is 92.01%.


  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   PUBLIC SECTOR   NEW ZEALAND

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Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 56,019 NZ$ 71,605 21
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$ 61,920 NZ$ 79,500 07
2. Auckland Public Sector in Auckland US$ 58,127 NZ$ 74,055 09

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    PUBLIC SECTOR

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Germany Germany Public Sector in Germany US$ 77,058 EUR 61,106 15
2. Australia Australia Public Sector in Australia US$ 76,555 AU$ 87,489 60
3. Hong Kong Hong Kong Public Sector in Hong Kong US$ 74,477 HKD 577,557 08
4. United States United States Public Sector US$ 70,178 US$ 70,178 442
5. Singapore Singapore Public Sector in Singapore US$ 63,337 SGD 81,801 32
6. New Zealand New Zealand US$ 55,533 NZ$ 70,851 22
7. United Kingdom United Kingdom Public Sector in United Kingdom US$ 52,930 GBP 34,745 84
8. Mexico Mexico Public Sector in Mexico US$ 26,136 MXN 505,390 05
9. Malaysia Malaysia Public Sector in Malaysia US$ 22,863 MYR 84,519 36
10. Indonesia Indonesia Public Sector in Indonesia US$ 11,728 IDR 137,560,549 26

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