New Zealand Gross Minimum Hourly Wage  2006-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The Government of New Zealand announced on 24 January 2017 that the minimum hourly wage will increase by 50 cents to NZD 15.75 on 1 April 2017. Also, the starting-out and training minimum wage rates will increase from NZD 12.20 to NZD 12.60 per hour, remaining at 80 percent of the adult minimum wage. Minimum Wages in New Zealand averaged 13.25 NZD/Hour from 2006 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 15.75 NZD/Hour in 2017 and a record low of 10.25 NZD/Hour in 2006.

New Zealand Gross Minimum Hourly Wage
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New Zealand Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.90 5.20 11.20 3.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2539.00 2510.00 2539.00 1499.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 132.00 139.00 189.00 69.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 1.20 0.80 2.40 -1.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.60 70.50 70.60 63.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 1141.00 1137.00 1141.00 699.62 Index Points [+]
Productivity 164.21 166.55 171.61 117.96 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 151.60 144.40 153.10 55.20 Index Points [+]
Job Advertisements 41778.66 43303.77 43303.77 14139.40 [+]
Wages 29.96 29.80 29.96 13.07 NZD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 29.22 28.71 3382.74 28.21 NZD Million/Quarter [+]
Minimum Wages 15.75 15.25 15.75 10.25 NZD/Hour [+]
Population 4.75 4.65 4.75 2.37 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 65.00 [+]
Employment Rate 67.10 66.80 67.10 56.40 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 546.00 528.00 546.00 264.00 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.80 13.50 15.30 10.30 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 1992.00 1981.00 1992.00 1177.00 Thousand [+]


New Zealand Gross Minimum Hourly Wage Notes

In New Zealand, minimum wage refers to the lowest gross wage per hour and normally is increased every year. In 2014 54,600 New Zealanders workers were under the minimum wage. This page provides - New Zealand Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. New Zealand Gross Minimum Hourly Wage - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15.75 15.25 15.75 10.25 2006 - 2017 NZD/Hour Yearly



minimum wages by Country

Last
Australia 694.90 Jul/17
Brazil 937.00 Jun/17
Canada 11.40 Jan/17
China 2300.00 Apr/17
France 1480.27 Jun/17
Germany 8.84 Jan/17
Indonesia 3.35 Jan/17
Japan 823.00 Dec/17
Mexico 80.04 May/17
Netherlands 1551.60 Jun/17
Russia 7500.00 Jan/17
South Korea 6470.00 Jan/17
Spain 825.65 Jun/17
Turkey 1777.50 Jan/17
United Kingdom 7.50 Apr/17
United States 7.25 Dec/17