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Wage Guidelines

The NZVNA Council commissioned a survey in 2014.  This survey was to ascertain current wage rates, the additional monetary and non-monetary benefits paid and the use of advances technical skills by veterinary nurses.
Below is the extract regarding wages -



Salary by Role and Location

Role Location Gross annual median salary Gross hourly median rate
Receptionist with no nursing duties metropolitan city    
provincial city 39998 19.23
town    
rural area location 39208 18.85
Receptionist with some nursing duties metropolitan city 37440 18.00
provincial city 35360 17.00
town 35360 17.00
rural area location 37107 17.84
Junior veterinary nurse metropolitan city 30680 14.75
provincial city 37440 18.00
town 32240 15.50
rural area location 33904 16.30
Veterinary nurse metropolitan city 37440 18.00
provincial city 37180 17.88
town 37388 17.98
rural area location 37440 18.00
Surgical nurse metropolitan city 37752 18.15
provincial city 38480 18.50
town 40560 19.50
rural area location 35360 17.00
Senior veterinary nurse metropolitan city 39900 19.18
provincial city 40040 19.25
town 40560 19.50
rural area location 42952 20.65
Head veterinary nurse metropolitan city 44720 21.50
provincial city 44720 21.50
town 42640 20.50
rural area location 40560 19.50
Practice Manager with no nursing duties metropolitan city 44408 21.35
provincial city    
town 80000 38.46
rural area location 52000 25.00
Practice Manager with some nursing duties metropolitan city 42380 20.38
provincial city 38480 18.50
town 41600 20.00
rural area location 56000 26.92
Lecturer/academic metropolitan city 60000 28.85
provincial city    
town 60000 28.85
rural area location 57700 27.74
Kennel/cattery assistant metropolitan city 31304 15.05
provincial city 31200 15.00
town 29640 14.25
rural area location    

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Email: president.nzvna@gmail.com

Phone: 021 599 059

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