Average Earnings from wages and salaries 2003-2008

Posted on 23 February 2009

Based on information from Statistics New Zealand, average earnings from wages and salaries in New Zealand in 2003 and 2008 were as shown in the table below. Wage inflation over this 5 year period was higher than that which occured during the period 2001-2006.

  2003 2008 % increase
Average weekly earnings $655 $827  
Average annual earnings $34,062 $43,001 26.2%
Median weekly earnings $587 $729  
Median annual earnings $30,498 $37,908 24.3%