22 December 2016

IPENZ Remuneration Survey 2016: Strong salary growth

We’ve finalised our annual Remuneration Survey for 2016, and it paints a picture of increased remuneration and benefits. Conducted in collaboration with RobLawMax Recruitment, the report gives an overview of engineering salary trends based on responses from more than 3200 IPENZ members across New Zealand.

Results are broken down into the five high-level career stages: graduate, independent practice, team leader, technical manager and general manager. You can also see analysis by career sub-stages, location, specialisation, work type, years of experience, qualification and more.


At a glance:

  • For full-time salaried employees, the median base salary this year was $92,500, with median total remuneration $98,000.
  • Male engineers’ median salary is 18.8 per cent more than their female counterparts, an improvement on 22 per cent last year but still well above the New Zealand national gender pay gap of 12 per cent.
  • Averaged across all career stages, Chartered Professional Engineers earn 35.4 per cent more than engineers who aren’t on any register nor working towards registration.

View the snapshot

To get the full story, members can download the results. Non-members can purchase a copy by emailing ipenz@ipenz.org.nz.

Download the full results

Supported by RobLawMax Recruitment