Retail NZ Wages Guide 2023/24


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 24 retail-specific positions by merchandise, turnover and region.

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.

The Retail NZ Wages Guide 2023/24 recorded an overall average wage increase of 8.3 per cent (from $26.65 to
$28.87), a significant jump on the 6.4 per cent increase we recorded last year. Find out more information by downloading your copy below.

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

Every retailer who completed the 2023/24 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 is available to help you understand any data and rates in this guide and can also help you manage a staff pay review process. Chat with our advisers on 0800 472 472 (1800 128 086 from Australia) or email them at [email protected].


Retail NZ members:
Get your copy for $150 – make sure you are logged in to access the member pricing for the Retail NZ Wages Guide 2023/24. Let us know if you need help logging in.

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