Wages Survey


2020 Wages Guide coming soon!


Your employees are your most valuable assets, and our annual Wages Survey 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.


Thank you to those who participated in this years Wages Survey. Every retailer who complete the 2020 Wages Survey, will be send a FREE copy of the guide in the coming weeks. If you didn't take part in the survey, the guide is available for purchase - $125 (+ GST) for members and $250 (+ GST) for non-members.

Our Wages Guide is the most comprehensive guide to retail wages in New Zealand and provides up-to-date guidance on average wages rates for 23 retail-specific positions by merchandise, turnover and region.

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.





"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?


If you have questions or feedback about the Wages Survey, please get in touch at wagessurvey@retail.kiwi.

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 advice@retail.kiwi.




Updated on 6th July 2020.