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Average Wage

Hospitality & tourism salaries vary depending on where you are in New Zealand and so does the cost of living (if you are in a city it is usually higher than a country town).

Below is an average hourly rate, dependent greatly on your qualifications and the employer. In New Zealand the minimum wage is $13.75 per hour plus 8% for holiday pay.

Category Median pay per hour Range
Bar Manager $18 $13.75 - $18
Bar Person $15 $13.75 - $25
Barista $15.50 $13.75 - $15
Breakfast Chef $16.75 $13.75 - $15
Cafe Assistant $14 $15      - $25
Cafe Manager $18 $13.75 - $20
Cashier $17 $15      - $21
Chef de Partie $17.50 $13.75 - $16
Cleaner $15  $13.75 - $16
Commis Chef $16  $15      - $18
Counter Cook $15.50  $13.75 - $16
Duty Manager $16.50 $15      - $18
Executive Chef $27 $22      - $35
F&B Manager $22  $17      - $25
Food to Go Assistant $13.75  $13.75 - $15
Front Office $16  $14.50 - $20
Function Manager $20  $17      - $25
Grounds Person $17  $15      - $20
Head Chef $20.50  $17      - $25
Host/Hostess $15  $13.75 - $20
Housekeeper $14 $13.75 - $15
Junior Cook $14 $13.75 - $16
Kitchen Hand $14 $13.75 - $15
Maitre d' $17  $15.50 - $20
Office Manager $20  $17      - $22
Pastry Chef $17  $15      - $20
Porter $14  $13.75 - $15
Restaurant Manager $19  $17      - $20
Room Attendant $14 $13.75 - $15
Sales Person $17  $13.75 - $18
Sales Manager $22  $15      - $23
Security/Door Person $20  $18      - $22
Senior Cook $17  $15      - $18
Sole Kitchen Operator $16  $15      - $18
Sommelier $20  $17      - $22
Sous Chef $18  $16      - $20
Student/Apprentice $13.75  $13.75 - $14
Wait Staff $14.50  $13.75 - $16
Wine Waiter $15.50  $13.75 - $17
 
 
Northland Auckland Waikato Bay of Plenty Taranaki Manawatu Wanganui Gisborne Hawkes Bay Tasman Nelson Wellington Marlborough Marlborough West Coast Christchurch Canturbury Queenstown Otago Southland