Salary Survey

Take our unique Salary Survey and contribute to wage knowledge. The more you know about wages and work, the more you can boost your career and salary.


3 February 2021 - New Zealand’s unemployment rate saw an unanticipated drop in the fourth quarter as the economy’s V-shaped rebound from recession stimulated hiring. The unemployment rate fell to 4.9% from 5.3% in the third quarter as per Statistics New Zealand, while economists expected the rate to increase to 5.6%. Employment rose 0.6% from the previous three months, much more than the 0.1% median forecast. Take the Salary Survey in New Zealand to contribute to wage knowledge

Living and Working during the Coronavirus Pandemic

69% of professionals in New Zealand are striving to strike that work-life balance in the current times. Has Covid-19 affected your work-life balance too? Click here and take the survey to find out.

Economic Facts

  • Many female workers in New Zealand work in occupations that are more than 80% female-dominated and these jobs tend to be lower paid. Women are generally under-represented in higher-level jobs. Find out more about Jobs and Pay in New Zealand
  • New Zealand is ranked 3rd among 42 countries in the Asia–Pacific region, and its overall score is well above the regional and world averages. The economy of New Zealand has been ranked as one of the freest in the world over the past 25 years. A steady GDP growth reflects that outstanding performance. How is the Cost of Living in New Zealand?
  • Wonder how much difference there can be in the hourly salary for a citizen compared to a celebrity? New Zealand singer Lorde makes 317.08 NZD per hour which is approximately 20 times the average salary for a starting-out worker, which is 15.12 NZD per hour! Take the Salary Survey in New Zealand