Average Mechanical Engineer Salary in New Zealand

NZ$65,059
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
NZ$2,024
Bonus
NZ$3,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in New Zealand is NZ$65,059.
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NZ$50k
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NZ$65k
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NZ$92k
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NZ$50k - NZ$92k
Bonus
NZ$41 - NZ$8k
Profit Sharing
NZ$509 - NZ$10k
Total Pay
NZ$43k - NZ$88k
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What Do Mechanical Engineers Do?

Mechanical Engineer Tasks
  • Performs engineering duties; develops, designs, and tests mechanical devices.
  • Writes technical reports, handbooks, and bulletins for use by staff or customers.
  • Estimates time and cost to complete projects.
  • Researches designs and makes recommendations based on appearance, safety, budget, and function.

Popular Employer Salaries for Mechanical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Mechanical Engineer are from the companies Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Limited, Fisher and Paykel Appliances and KiwiRail. Reported salaries are highest at KiwiRail where the average pay is NZ$70,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Fisher and Paykel Appliances, earning around NZ$62,896. Babcock Marine pays the lowest at around NZ$56,389. Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner Limited also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying NZ$59,900.

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What Are Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineers?

An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of NZ$55,598 based on 58 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$62,100 based on 270 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$74,505 based on 172 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of NZ$78,417 based on 93 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of NZ$82,850.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 658 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.8%
Early Career
41.0%
Mid Career
26.1%
Experienced
14.1%
Late Career
9.9%

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