Wages in New Zealand increased to 34.55 NZD/Hour in the first quarter of 2021 from 34.20 NZD/Hour in the fourth quarter of 2020. source: Statistics New Zealand

Wages in New Zealand averaged 22.02 NZD/Hour from 1989 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 34.55 NZD/Hour in the first quarter of 2021 and a record low of 13.07 NZD/Hour in the first quarter of 1989. This page provides - New Zealand Average Hourly Wages - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. New Zealand Average Hourly Wages - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on August of 2021.

Wages in New Zealand is expected to be 34.65 NZD/Hour by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Wages in New Zealand to stand at 35.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Average Hourly Wages is projected to trend around 36.00 NZD/Hour in 2022 and 36.70 NZD/Hour in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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New Zealand Average Hourly Wages

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
34.55 34.20 34.55 13.07 1989 - 2021 NZD/Hour Quarterly
Current prices, NSA

New Zealand Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.90 11.20 3.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2750.00 2734.00 2750.00 1499.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 135.00 141.00 189.00 69.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.60 0.60 2.60 -1.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 70.40 70.20 71.20 63.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 1235.00 1230.00 1235.00 699.62 points [+]
Productivity 129.63 128.55 131.27 86.54 points [+]
Job Vacancies 256.10 172.36 256.10 55.20 index points [+]
Wages 34.55 34.20 34.55 13.07 NZD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 32.34 32.19 32.34 12.44 NZD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 20.00 18.90 20.00 10.25 NZD/Hour [+]
Population 5.11 4.95 5.11 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 [+]
Full Time Employment 2194.00 2197.00 2203.00 1177.00 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.46 13.67 15.30 10.30 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 555.00 534.00 555.00 264.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 67.10 66.80 68.20 56.40 percent [+]


New Zealand Average Hourly Wages
In New Zealand, wages are benchmarked using average hourly earnings.