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New Zealand motor industry remuneration estimates

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Updated 11-May-2018

Automotive Technicians, Auto Mechanics, support staff and Service Managers

Includes intermediate supervisors support staff and service management.

See rates for automotive technicians

Diesel Mechanics, support staff and Service Managers

Heavy Equipment, Heavy Transport, Forestry, Forklifts, Farm Machinery, Road Paving Equipment/ Mining and Recreational Marine Diesel.

See rates for diesel mechanics

Automotive and heavy parts roles including, Product Reps and Parts Managers

See rates for automotive and heavy parts roles

Administration, support, financial control and financial management

Office Managers, Accountants, Vehicle Clerks, Receptionists

See rates for administration roles

Vehicle Sales, Equipment Sales, Heavy Transport Sales, Fleet Sales, Finance and Insurance Sales, Buyers and Sales Managers

Includes Light Automotive, Heavy Transport and Heavy Equipment and Farm Machinery Sales

See rates for vehicle and equipment sales roles

Motor Body Staff

Automotive refinishers and Panel beaters.

See rates for motor body staff roles

Executive and Senior Management Appointments

After Sales Managers, Dealer Principals, General Managers, Service Directors

See rates for senior management roles

National Distributor Roles

See rates for national distributor roles


The applicable rates should be easy for those in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Australia to understand. Migrants moving to New Zealand from countries such as the USA and Canada are encouraged to learn more about the structure of how New Zealanders are paid, such as with 4 week’s holiday and guaranteed minimum hours each month.