Average Civil Engineer Salary in New Zealand

NZ$71,337
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NZ$2,031
Bonus
NZ$3,000
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The average salary for a Civil Engineer in New Zealand is NZ$71,337.
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NZ$53k
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NZ$71k
90%
NZ$98k
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NZ$53k - NZ$98k
Bonus
NZ$203 - NZ$10k
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NZ$197 - NZ$41k
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NZ$50k - NZ$99k
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What Do Civil Engineers Do?

The top respondents for the job title Civil Engineer are from the companies Fulton Hogan, Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Limited and Downer EDI Rail. Reported salaries are highest at Downer EDI Rail where the average pay is NZ$77,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Fletcher Construction and Harrison Grierson, earning around NZ$75,497 and NZ$73,967, respectively. Fulton Hogan pays the lowest at around NZ$64,658. Aecom Corporation and Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Limited also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying NZ$69,500 and NZ$71,801, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Civil Engineers?

Skills in Engineering Design, Project Management and Construction Site Inspection are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Autodesk AutoCAD.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Civil Engineers?

An entry-level Civil Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of NZ$56,044 based on 55 salaries. An early career Civil Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$65,630 based on 357 salaries. A mid-career Civil Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$79,016 based on 182 salaries. An experienced Civil Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$90,854 based on 117 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of NZ$95,937.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 754 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.3%
Early Career
47.3%
Mid Career
24.1%
Experienced
15.5%
Late Career
5.7%

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