Minimum hourly rate required for employees

The minimum hourly rate for workers aged 16 and older is $14.25 per hour.

The Starting Out minimum wage is $11.40 per hour. This provides for eligible 16- to 19-year-olds to be paid no less than 80% of the adult minimum wage.

The minimum training wage rate is $11.40 per hour. This rate applies to workers doing recognised industry training involving at least 60 credits a year.

These rates became effective as at 1 April 2014.

If you have any queries whatsoever, don’t hesitate to contact your wellington accountant.



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