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Air Force Officer

Āpiha Tauārangi

Air force officers train Air Force troops, manage field exercises and lead troops in combat, peacekeeping missions and disaster relief.  


Air force officer cadets usually earn

$35K-$39K per year

Depending on rank, graduate air force officers usually earn

$55K-$152K per year

Source: NZ Defence Force, 2017

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an air force officer are average due to high competition for limited positions.
An officer wearing a helmet hangs part way out of an iroquois helicopter above a paddock

Air force officers plan and lead rescue missions

Last updated 25 September 2018