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Sports Coach/​Official

Pouako/​Kātipa Hākinakina

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Sports coaches/officials coach and instruct athletes, and are the officials in charge of sporting events.


Entry-level coaches usually earn

$33K per year

Regional and national coaches usually earn

$53K-$146K per year

Source: Skills Active and Sport New Zealand, 2017.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a sports coach/official are average, although some specialised instructors are in demand.
Close-up of Tony Iro on the sidelines at a sports game

Sports coaches instruct athletes

Last updated 28 August 2017