Minimum Wages in New Zealand increased to 17.70 NZD/Hour in 2019 from 16.50 NZD/Hour in 2018. New Zealand Gross Minimum Hourly Wage - data, historical chart, and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2020 from its official source.

Minimum Wages in New Zealand averaged 13.80 NZD/Hour from 2006 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 17.70 NZD/Hour in 2019 and a record low of 10.25 NZD/Hour in 2006. This page provides - New Zealand Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Minimum Wages in New Zealand is expected to reach 19.80 NZD/Hour by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the New Zealand Gross Minimum Hourly Wage is projected to trend around 21.50 NZD/Hour in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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New Zealand Gross Minimum Hourly Wage

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17.70 16.50 17.70 10.25 2006 - 2019 NZD/Hour Yearly


New Zealand Gross Minimum Hourly Wage
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.