New Zealand  Minimum Wage, Labor Law, and Employment Data Sheet New Zealand Minimum Wage Rate 2024

Appx. Yearly Minimum Wage
$16,462.00 USD
Rank by Min. Wage
6 / 197
Gross National Product
$54,669.00 USD

New Zealand has a government-mandated minimum wage, and no worker in New Zealand can be paid less then this mandatory minimum rate of pay. Employers in New Zealand who fail to pay the Minimum Wage may be subject to punishment by New Zealand's government.

What is the New Zealand Minimum Wage?

New Zealand's Minimum Wage is the lowest amount a worker can be legally paid for his work. Most countries have a nation-wide minimum wage that all workers must be paid.

The New Zealand minimum wage is NZ$15.25 per hour for workers 18 years old or older,and NZ$12.20 per hour for those aged 16 or 17 or in training. There is no legal minimum wage for employees who are under 16 years old. New Zealand's minimum wage was last changed in 1-Apr-2016.

How does New Zealand's minimum wage compare to the minimum wage in other countries?

New Zealand's yearly minimum wage is $16,462.00 in International Currency. International Currency is a measure of currency based on the value of the United States dollar in 2009. There are 6 countries with a higher Minimum Wage then New Zealand, and New Zealand is in the top 3 percent of all countries based on the yearly minimum wage rate.

Facts and statistics about New Zealand

New Zealand is a country located in the Australia and New Zealand region with a population of 3,862,000 and an average life span of 77.8 years.

Local Name New Zealand/Aotearoa
Gross National Product $54,669.00
Government Type Constitutional Monarchy
Current Leader Elisabeth II
Independence Year 1907
Continent & Region Oceania, Australia and New Zealand
Surface Area 270,534 square kilometers
ISO 3166 Country Code NZ

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