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Navy Officer

Āpiha Tauā Moana

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

Pay

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.

Job opportunities

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