New Zealand: New Median Wage for Skilled Workers in 2024

Key Points 

  • New Zealand will raise the country’s median wage to NZD $31.61 an hour in February 2024


The government of New Zealand will increase the country’s median wage to NZD $31.61 an hour beginning in February 2024. This measure will change the wage thresholds for foreign nationals employed under skilled residence visa categories, including the Accredited Employer Visa (AEWV), the Skilled Migrant Category and several occupations covered under a Sector Agreements or the Green List.

What are the Changes? 

The government of New Zealand plans to increase the country’s median wage and skilled worker thresholds in February 2024.

Looking Ahead 

Continue to check the government of New Zealand’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.

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