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Wellington is the place to be if you want to work in an exciting and creative environment, and gain a decent pay packet too!
While working in New Zealand, you’ll either be paid an hourly wage or a salary. Minimum wage in New Zealand is $15.25 an hour before tax for adults over 16 years old.
Take a look at Career New Zealand’s salary comparisons to see how much you can expect to get paid in your industry.
Superannuation isn't compulsory in New Zealand.
KiwiSaver is New Zealand's principal retirement savings scheme is and voluntary for employees. If an employee chooses to ‘opt-in’, then they can either contribute 3%, 4% or 8% of their individual gross income to their KiwiSaver account, and their employer is required to contribute 3%.
The Government also pays a $1,000 kick-start to your Kiwisaver account and an annual member tax credit.
In New Zealand, you pay a certain amount of tax per dollar of income, depending on your salary. New Zealand personal income tax rates are: