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: $26.50
The median hourly wage of $26.50 is deduced from median weekly earnings of $1,060 including ordinary time and overtime, as specified by Statistics New Zealand as of 30/06/2020.
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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?