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How Much Can You Expect to Earn with a Degree from a New Zealand University Such as the University of Canterbury?

Graduates from New Zealand universities are in high demand. Both in New Zealand and internationally. Below is a list of average yearly wages paid by qualification level in New Zealand in 2016.

Average Yearly Wages by Qualification Level in 2016

Job Median Salary (NZ$) with less than 1 year experience (2016)
Accountant $47,392
Account Manager $50,745
Business Analyst $67,988
Chemist $62,738
Civil Engineer $59,211
Data Administrator $41,398
Electrical Engineer $50,000
Environmental Scientist $50,069
Finance Manager $51,415
Graphic Designer $42,755
Human Resource Advisor $49,118
Marketing Assistant $40,000
Mechanical Engineer $50,000
Office Worker $46,646
Operations Manager $71,171
Product Development Engineer $69,198
Project Engineer $63,640
Registered Nurse $41,124
Software Developer $54,378
Software Engineer $59,255