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Air Force Airman/​Airwoman

Tangata Tauārangi

Air Force airmen/airwomen defend their country, keep the peace and provide disaster relief.


Air force airmen/airwomen recruits usually earn

$34K per year

Depending on rank, graduated air force airmen/airwomen usually earn

$45K-$109K per year

Source: NZ Defence Force, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an air force airman/airwoman are good because positions regularly become available.
Corporal Matt Roberts holds batons in front of an air force plane that he has just guided in at Ohakea Airport

Corporal Matt Roberts marshalls planes along runways for the NZ Air Force.

Last updated 25 September 2018