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Navy Officer

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Navy officers train navy sailors, manage field exercises and lead sailors in combat, peacekeeping missions, border patrols and disaster relief.


Navy officer cadets usually earn

$35K-$52K per year

Depending on rank, graduated navy officers usually earn

$55K-$146K per year

Source: NZ Defence Force, 2017.

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Chances of getting a job as a navy officer are average because of high competition for limited positions.
US Navy officers, NZ Navy officers and NZ Navy sailors taking part in a joint exercise on board a frigate

Navy officers lead navy sailors in training exercises

Last updated 25 August 2017