Kaihanga Rangitupu

Scaffolders put up and take down scaffolding for builders, painters and renovators, and erect temporary seating.


Trainee scaffolders usually earn

$15-$17 per hour

Scaffolders with advanced qualifications usually earn

$24-$35 per hour

Source: Scaffolding, Access and Rigging Association of New Zealand (SARNZ), 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a scaffolder are good due to high demand for scaffolding for construction.
Two scaffolders installing scaffolding high on a building

Scaffolders fasten steel tubes together and use braces for support

Last updated 16 January 2017