Automotive Electrician

Kaimahi Hiko a-Waka

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Automotive electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring, parts and electrical and electronic systems in vehicles and marine equipment.


Automotive electricians with up to two years’ experience usually earn

$16-$20 per hour

Qualified automotive electricians with more than two years’ experience usually earn

$20-$38 per hour

Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 'Occupational Outlook – Automotive Technicians and Electricians', 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an automotive electrician are good due to a shortage of people in the role.
An automotive electrician checks the electrical wiring under the bonnet of a car

Automotive electricians carry out tests to diagnose faults in vehicles

Last updated 8 June 2017