New Zealand will see a rise in demand for the following roles: Tech Specialists, Data Scientists, DevOps, UX and UI Specialists.
The table below shows the average salaries for permanent employees in Auckland (2020). More information about annual salaries in New Zealand can be found on Robert Walters’ Salary Survey 2020.
25% of the tech sector labour force expect a 1-3% annual increase in salary, another 26% expect a 3-6% annual increasse in salary while 14% expect no increase.
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The adult (16 years old and above) minimum wage is $18.90 per hour or $756 for a 40-hour week before tax
Employees are usually paid weekly, bi-monthly or monthly
13th month salary
Working hours are not longer than 40 hours per week (excluding over time) unless both parties agree otherwise.
There is no legal restriction regarding overtime pay. But sometimes, employees are paid 1.5 times or 2 times their hourly wage.
The public holidays can be found here.
Minimum meal and rest breaks
Employees with regular working hours are entitled to 4 weeks of paid annual leave a year.
Employees are entitled to 5 days of sick leave if:
Employees must provide a medical certificate.
Employees are entitled to a maternity leave of at least 8 weeks and no longer than 14 weeks.
Spouses are entitled to parental/paternity leave of up to 2 weeks of unpaid leave.
The termination process is simple.
Termination can be done through resignation, retirement, dismissal or redundancy.
If notice period is not stated in contract, a fair period of 2-4 weeks is usually given.
Employees will be paid for any unused annual leave or days in lieu.
Severance Pay Rate