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Automotive and Vehicle Technology
Job Average Salary
Automotive electrician $16 - $24 an hour (unqualified)
$20 - $44 an hour (qualified with experience)
Automotive refinisher (Painter) $20 - $25 per hour (2–5 years’ experience)
$25 - $32 per hour (>5 years’ experience)
Automotive technician (Light vehicle) $21 - $30 per hour (2-5 years’ experience)
$29 - $37 per hour (senior and master level)
Automotive technician (Heavy vehicle/Diesel) $26 - $35 per hour (2–5 years’ experience)
Up to $39 per hour (senior or master level)
Collision repair technician (Panel beater) $20 - $25 per hour (2–5 years’ experience)
$25 - $35 per hour (>5 years’ experience)

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Business
Job Average Salary
Assistant accountant $35K-$75K per year
Accountant $60K-$115K per year
Finance manager $80K-$100K per year
Chief finance manager $100K-$180K per year
Event manager $30K-$45K per year
$46K-$65K per year (>3 years' experience)
Project manager $55K-$135K per year
Marketing specialist $40K-$70K per year (<2 years' experience)
$50K-$75K per year (>3 years' experience)
Market research analyst $35K-$50K per year (1-2 years' experience)
$45K-$70K per year (2-4 years' experience)
Mortgage broker $50K-$84K per year

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Digital Technologies
Job Average Salary
Software developer $60K-$89K per year (with some experience)
$80K-$110K per year (with several years' experience)
Web developer $45K-$77K per year
Test analyst $61K-$130K per year
Systems administrator $50K-$80K per year
Database administrator $71K-$97K per year
Game developer $49K-$60K per year
$60K-$80K per year (with experience)
Business analyst $81K-$104K per year

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Education
Job Average Salary
Early childhood teacher $46K-$70K per year
Early childhood head teacher $70K-$79K per year
Teacher aide $16-$25 per hour
Primary school teacher $48K-$72K per year
Secondary school teacher $48K-$78K per year
Tertiary lecturer $48K-$92K per year

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Engineering
Job Average Salary
Civil engineering technician / Draughtsperson $34K-$50K per year (studying towards NZDE)
$40K-$55K per year (graduate level)
$60K-$80K per year (4-6 years’ experience)
$80K-$100K pear year (senior level)
Electrical engineering technician $20-$30 an hour (graduate level)
$30-$35 an hour (>3 years’ experience)
$70K-$120K per year (senior or management level)
Mechanical engineering technician $40K-$45K per year (graduate)
$60K-$80K per year (4-6 years’ experience)
Telecommunications engineer / Technician $45K-$60K per year (<5 years’ experience)
$60K-$90K per year (>5years experience)
$90K-$130K per year (senior specialists)
Clinical technician $36K-$48K per year (1-6 years’ experience)
$48K-$85K per year (>6 years’ experience)
Civil engineer $45k - $75K per year (graduate level)
$75K - $95K per year (mid-level)
$100K - $120K per year (senior level)
Electrical engineer $50K - $60K per year (graduate level)
$80K - $110K per year (experienced)
Electronics engineer $50K to $65K per year (graduate level)
$65K - $110K per year (experienced)
Mechanical engineer $50K - $56 per year (graduate level)
$57K - $77K per year (2-5 years’ experience)
$110K - $180K per year (experience in senior position

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General Engineering Trades and Refrigeration
Job Average Salary
Engineering machinist / General engineer / Maintenance engineer $40K-$80K per year (2-5 years’ experience)
$80K-$110K per year (highly skilled and senior level)
Fabrication engineer $34K-$52 per year (< 5 years’ experience)
$52K-$80K per year (senior or supervisor level)
Refrigeration and air conditioning technician $52K-$80K per year
$80K-$100K per year (senior or specialised positions)
Welder $37K-$70K per year (>2 years’ experience)

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Health Studies
Job Average Salary
Counsellor $45K-$48K per year (new counsellors in schools or District Health Boards)
$57K-$99K per year (senior counsellors)
Health promoter $36K-$51K per year (with a certificate or diploma)
Care worker $37K-$42K per year
Pharmacy technician $42K-$56K per year

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Maritime
Job Average Salary
Deckhand (with less experience or working on smaller vessels) $33K-$55K per year
Deckhand (experienced) $45K-$90K per year
Ship's officer $60K-130K per year
Ship master (small vessels) $33K-$70K per year
Ship master (large, foreign-going vessels) $125K-$250K per year
Marine engineer (>5 years' experience) $80K-$180K per year
Inshore fishing skipper $40K-$80K per year

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Nursing
Job Average Salary
Nursing support $37K-$42K per year
Registered nurse $47K-$68K per year (<5 years’ experience)
$68K-$114K per year (>5 years’ experience)

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Social Worker
Job Average Salary
Counsellor $45K-$48K per year (new counsellors in schools or District Health Boards)
$57K-$99K per year (senior counsellors)
Community support worker $30K-$35K per year (<4 years’ experience)
$35K-$45K per year (>4 years’ experience)
Community worker $40K-$75K per year
Youth worker $17-$33 per hour

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Trades
Job Average Salary
Brick and blocklayer $25-$30 an hour (qualified)
$30-$40 an hour (highly experienced)
Building and construction manager $130K-$150K per year
Carpenter / Builder $25-$30 an hour
$30-$38 an hour (supervisor)
Construction project manager $80K-$170K per year
Electrician $23-$32 an hour (qualified)
$80K-$100K per year (specialised)
Quantity surveyor $23-$32 an hour (qualified)
$80K-$100K per year (specialised)
Plumber, gasfitter, and drainlayer $25-$38 an hour (licensed, and depending on experience)
Painter and decorator $20-$33 an hour (depending on experience)
Plasterer $18-$22 an hour (1–2 years’ experience)
$22-$27 an hour (>2 years’ experience)
Roofer $18-$25 an hour (1–3 years’ experience)
$30-$40 an hour (highly experienced or supervisor)
Scaffolder $20-$55 an hour (with initial qualifications)
$25-$35 an hour (with further qualifications)

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⁰ Sourced from careers.govt.nz


MIT degree graduates lead employment statistics

Recently analysed Government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates in the country five years after finishing their degrees.

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Our Recognition of Prior Learning programme is designed for those who already have the on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

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  • A unique aspect of many of our programmes is that an industry project or work placement is incorporated as part of the curriculum, giving you valuable real-world experience so you graduate work-ready.
  • MIT has been awarded the highest possible rating, Category One, by NZQA in the latest review. MIT is also Auckland’s only Category One Institute.
  • MIT graduates lead employment statistics. Recently analysed Government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates in the country five years after finishing their degrees. They can also expect to be among the best paid.
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Recently analysed government data shows that MIT degree holders have the highest employment rates and among the highest median earnings in the country five years after finishing their degrees.