2021 Wages Guide


Our Wages Guide is the most comprehensive guide to retail wages in New Zealand.

It provides up-to-date guidance on average wages rates for 21 retail-specific positions by merchandise, turnover and region.

Our annual Wages Survey is open now! 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. The survey closes on Sunday 22 May, so don’t miss out. Find out more.

Your employees are your most valuable assets, and our annual Wages Guide can help you stay up to speed with average wage rates around the country, so you can keep up with the competition, whilst ensuring your employees are rewarded appropriately.

This year, with the big jump in the Minimum Wage, and the impacts of COVID-19, the information will be more useful than ever.

You can check out a preview of the Retail NZ 2017 Wages Guide here.

Every retailer who completed the 2021 survey has been sent a FREE copy of the guide. If you think your business took the survey and you have not received the guide please email [email protected].

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].



Retail NZ members: $125.00
Non-members: $250.00

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