Median hourly earnings

The data in this indicator is no longer being updated.

Stats NZ is developing well-being indicators, Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand - Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa, to track New Zealand’s progress. As the well-being indicators have similar aims to the NZ Progress Indicators and NZ Social Indicators, we are reviewing the future of these existing indicators.

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Why is this important for social statistics?

We measure median hourly earnings from wage and salary jobs to show how much money employees earn from paid employment.

This indicator measures median hourly earnings from all wages and salaries that employees (aged 15 years and over) earn in a usual week. It does not include self-employed people.

Downloadable file:

excel icon. Median hourly earnings – tables (Excel, 5 sheets, 39kb)

Includes breakdowns by sex, ethnic group, and age group.

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