Median Wage

Median Wage in New Zealand

What is the median wage?

The median wage is the wage for which half of workers earn below and half of workers earn above. I.e. the median wage is the "middle" amount if all wages from lowest to highest were sorted in order.

Current NZ Median Wage: $29.66

The median hourly wage of $29.66 is based on data from Statistics New Zealand as of 30/06/2022. Median weekly earnings from salaries and wages is $1,189 including ordinary time and overtime.

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How equal has wage growth been over the last 10 years?

How does growth in the minimum wage and living wage stack up against growth in the median wage and average wage in New Zealand over the last 10 years?