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Auctioneers take charge of public or private auctions. They sell goods, property or livestock on behalf of the owner to people offering the highest price.


Pay rates for auctioneers vary as they are usually paid a flat fee per auction or on commission.

Source: Auctioneers Association of New Zealand, 2018.

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Chances of getting a job as an auctioneer are poor because the occupation is small and vacancies are rare.
Auctioneer Lenny Wills stands at a podium calling an auction of general goods

Auctioneers sell goods, such as general items, antiques or vehicles, on behalf of sellers

Last updated 12 December 2018