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Customs Officer

Āpiha Taupare

Customs officers control, monitor and administer the entry and departure of goods, vessels and people to and from New Zealand.


Customs officers usually earn

$39K-$56K per year

Chief customs officers usually earn

$65K-$97K per year

Source: New Zealand Customs Service, 'Collective Employment Agreement', 2013-2015.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a customs officer are poor, as vacancies are rare and competition for them is high.
Ame Kowalewicz and a colleague behind a counter looking down at documents

Checking passengers' passports and travel documents is an important part of a customs officer's job

Last updated 20 June 2017