SECOND GRADUAL INCREASE TO THE MINIMUM WAGE IN EL SALVADOR

APPLICATION OF THE SECOND GRADUAL INCREASE TO THE MINIMUM WAGE IN EL SALVADOR

Based on Executive Decrees 103, 104, 105 and 106, published in the Official Gazette No. 119, Vol 400, dated July 1, 2013, the Minimum Wage High Council agreed to implement gradually three increases to the minimum wage, of which, the second increase is effective since January 1 of this year.

In view of the above, and as a reminder, here it is an update with details of the minimum wages for each sector, according to said second gradual increase:

 

Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare
Prevailing rates  minimum wage from January 1 to December 31, 2014
Published in the Official Gazette No. 119, Vol 400 July 1, 2013
ACTIVITY BRANCH AND SUB GROUPS PAYMENT UNIT AMMOUNT
Agricultural Workers

(D.E. N° 103 del 1° de Julio 2013)

Daily  $ 3.79
Per Hour  $ 0.474
(*) Per Month  $ 113.70
Trade and Service                       (D.E. N° 104 del 1° de Julio 2013) Daily  $ 8.08
Per Hour  $ 1.01
(*) Per Month  $ 242.40
Industry                                          (D.E. N° 104 el 1° de Julio 2013) Daily  $ 7.90
Per Hour  $ 0.988
(*) Per Month  $ 237.00
Maquila Textile and Apparel (D.E. N° 104 del 1° de Julio de 2013) Daily  $ 6.76
Per Hour  $ 0.845
(*) Per Month  $ 202.80
Crop Harvesting   (D.E. N°105 del 1° de Julio 2013)
Coffee Daily  $ 4.13
Per Hour  $ 0.516
(*) Per Month  $ 123.90
Per arroba  $ 0.826
Per Pound  $ 0.033
Cotton Daily  $ 3.16
Per Hour  $ 0.395
(*) Per Month  $ 94.80
Per Pound  $ 0.032
Sugar Cane Daily  $ 3.50
Per Hour  $ 0.438
(*) Per Month  $ 105.00
Per Ton  $ 1.75
Seasonal Agricultural Industry (D.E. N° 106 del 1° de Julio 2013)
Coffee Mill Daily  $ 5.48
Per Hour  $ 0.685
(*) Per Month  $ 164.40
Sugarmill Daily  $ 3.98
Per Hour  $ 0.498
(*) Per Month  $ 119.40
Cotton Mill Daily  $ 3.98
Per Hour  $ 0.498
(*) Per Month  $ 119.40
SOURCE: NATIONAL COUNCIL OF MINIMUM WAGE (*) Trade Month 30 days

For further information please contact our Labor Law Unit:

Jesus Fernandez
Associate
jfernandez@romeropineda.com
(503) 25055546

 

 

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