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Customs Officer

Āpiha Taupare

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Customs officers control the entry and departure of goods, ships, planes and people to and from New Zealand.


Customs officers usually earn

$48K-$67K per year

Chief customs officers usually earn

$90K-$115K per year

Source: New Zealand Customs Service, 'Collective Employment Agreement', 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a customs officer are good due to a shortage of workers.
A customs officer at an airport hands a passport to a customer

Assistant customs officers check passports at airports (Photo: New Zealand Customs Service)

Last updated 14 August 2018