Pharaoh A New Era: How to Raise Wages

It's about time we raised the wage.

Your workers’ wages in Pharaoh: A New Era will affect immigration and can cause your population to explode or diminish to nothing. Here’s what you need to know about the mechanic and how to adjust it. 

Luckily, in Pharaoh: A New Era, you have a universal wage, making adjusting pay for different jobs across your society much easier than in other city-building games where you must change the salary of each job individually. We’ve got your solution if you want to raise or lower your wages in the game. 

How to Raise Wages in Pharaoh A New Era

Kingdom-wide wages fluctuate throughout your missions and dictate how your pay level will affect migration. To adjust your wage, click the Overseers panel on the left side of the screen, then click Overseer of the Treasury. Click the + and – icons next to Wage/10 to adjust your settlement’s wage. Here, you can also view the wage of the Kingdom. 

Wage Screen Pharaoh A New Era

Occasionally, you’ll receive a popup informing you whether Kingdom wages have increased or decreased. You can and should adjust your settlement wage accordingly. 

What Wage Should I Set?

Players should set their wages to the Kingdom wage to keep a steady settlement population. Raising your wage higher than the Kingdom wage can cause an influx of immigrants to come to your settlement, while setting wages too low will cause citizens to migrate to a different city where the wages are better. 

If you don’t pay attention to Kingdom wage, there may come a time when your culture experiences a mass migration and your population plummets. In this case, raise wages to attract people back to your settlement. Players can view whether low wages are affecting migration by accessing the Chief Overseer panel. Migration can also be affected by other factors, like a high Tax Rate or low Kingdom Rating.

Chief Overseer Tab Pharaoh A New Era

Keeping your people happy includes paying them correctly, so this system makes sense in the game. Conversely, if you set wages too high, you may overburden your supply with too many settlers or you could be spending money you don’t have to. Play around with wages and see what works best for you. 

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