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New Zealand Wages: Minimum and Average

New Zealand Wages Data

Indicator Data Period
Minimum Wages 21.2 NZD/Hour | 2146.048 USD/Month 2022
Wages 38.3 NZD/Hour | 3877.058 USD/Month 4Q/22
Wages in Manufacturing 36.15 NZD/Hour | 3659.416 USD/Month 4Q/22


Latest data on Minimum Wages (NZD/Hour)

Minimum Wages
                     New Zealand - Historical Data (NZD/Hour)

What is minimum wage in New Zealand?

  • Minimum Wages in New Zealand increased to 21.2 NZD/Hour (2146.048 USD/Month) in 2022. The maximum rate of minimum wage for employees was 20 NZD/Hour and minimum was 10.25 NZD/Hour.
  • Data published Yearly by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Historical Data (NZD/Hour) by years

Data
Period
Date
21.2 2022 14.02.2022
20 2021 31.03.2021
18.9 2020 21.04.2020
17.7 2019 02.04.2019
16 2018 19.06.2018
15.75 2017 11.08.2017
15.25 2016 01.04.2016
14.75 2015 31.12.2015


Historical Chart by prime ministers (NZD/Hour)

Minimum Wages in New Zealand by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
John Key 19.11.2008 - 12.12.2016 12.0000 15.2500 15.2500 12.0000 27.08%
Helen Clark 05.12.1999 - 19.11.2008 10.2500 11.2500 11.2500 10.2500 9.76%


Latest data on Wages (NZD/Hour)

Wages
                     New Zealand - Historical Data (NZD/Hour)

What is average wage in New Zealand?

  • Average Wages in New Zealand increased to 38.3 NZD/Hour (3877.058 USD/Month) in the forth quarter of 2022. The maximum rate of average wage for employees was 34.55 NZD/Hour and minimum was 13.07 NZD/Hour.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistics.

Historical Data (NZD/Hour) by years

Data
Period
Date
38.3 4Q/22 01.02.2023
37.93 3Q/22 05.11.2022
37.04 2Q/22 06.08.2022
36.24 1Q/22 07.05.2022
35.65 4Q/21 05.02.2022
35.3 3Q/21 18.01.2022
34.8 2Q/21 07.08.2021
34.55 1Q/21 08.05.2021


Historical Chart by prime ministers (NZD/Hour)

Wages in New Zealand by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
John Key 19.11.2008 - 12.12.2016 24.7100 29.8400 29.8400 24.7100 20.76%
Helen Clark 05.12.1999 - 19.11.2008 17.4900 24.4800 24.4800 17.4900 39.97%
Jennifer Shipley 08.12.1997 - 13.04.1999 16.6900 17.2700 17.2700 16.6900 3.48%
James Bolger 02.11.1990 - 08.12.1997 14.3100 16.6300 16.6300 14.3100 16.21%


Latest data on Wages in Manufacturing (NZD/Hour)

Wages in Manufacturing
                     New Zealand - Historical Data (NZD/Hour)

How much is average wage in manufacturing in New Zealand?

  • Average wages in manufacturing sector in New Zealand decreased to 36.15 NZD/Hour (3659.416 USD/Month). The maximum level was 32.34 NZD/Hour and minimum was 12.44 NZD/Hour.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistics.

Historical Data (NZD/Hour) by years

Data
Period
Date
36.15 4Q/22 01.02.2023
36.21 3Q/22 05.11.2022
35.25 2Q/22 06.08.2022
34.17 1Q/22 07.05.2022
33.46 4Q/21 05.02.2022
33.08 3Q/21 18.01.2022
32.58 2Q/21 07.08.2021
32.34 1Q/21 08.05.2021


Historical Chart by prime ministers (NZD/Hour)

Wages in Manufacturing in New Zealand by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in New Zealand

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2022 65 65
Unemployment Rate 4Q/22 3.4 % 3.3
Labor Force Participation Rate 4Q/22 71.7 % 71.7

Wages in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Australia 2Q/22 3721.999 USD/Month 3677.722
New Zealand 4Q/22 3877.058 USD/Month 3839.603