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Wages Survey

Our annual Wages Survey is closing soon, don’t miss out on this valuable resource!

All participants receive a FREE copy of the 2022 Wages Guide which includes the most up to date and comprehensive information on retail wage rates in New Zealand. This valuable resource ensures that you reward and retain your business’s most important asset – your employees.

If you don’t take part in the survey, the Wages Guide costs $150 (plus GST) for Retail NZ members and $300 (plus GST) for non-members, so it is well worth getting involved.

2022 has seen further pressure on wages and another significant lift to the Minimum Wage. The Wages Guide can provide some certainty about the right wage levels for your business and will be an important source of information as we continue our advocacy on “Fair Pay” Agreements.

Retail NZ has been running a Wages Survey for over 20 years, it covers 21 retail specific positions, including back office and eCommerce roles. It allows you to see average wage rates for 14 different retail categories (including general retail, cafes, hair/beauty and more) six regions, and five turnover brackets.

If you have your pay rates handy, it should take less than five minutes to complete. All responses are confidential and only high-level aggregated information is published. If you have any questions about the survey, or would like assistance filling it out, please email [email protected]The survey closes on Sunday 22 May, so don’t miss out.

“This report gives me the confidence to know that I am paying my staff fairly and above the industry average.”

– Jonathan, Fifth Avenue Menswear

Do you have questions?

Our Advice Service can help you manage the pay review process for your staff. Chat with our advisers on 0800 472 472 (1800 128 086 from Australia) or email them at [email protected].

If you have questions or feedback about the guide please get in touch.

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