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Minimum Wages in South Africa

The minimum wage rates in the table are in ZAR (ZA Rand)

Minimum Wages for Farm Workers w.e.f 01-03-2014 to 28-02-2015

Approved revision date: 01-03-2015
Information last updated on this page: 25-08-2014
Job Type Minimum Wage per Hour Minimum Wage per Week Minimum Wage per Month
Farm worker
12.41
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
558.60
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
2,420.41
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198

Minimum Wages for Forestry Sector w.e.f 1-4-2014 to 31-3-2015

Approved revision date: 01-04-2015
Information last updated on this page: 15-05-2014
Industry Minimum Wage per Hour Minimum Wage per Week Minimum Wage per Month
Forestry Sector
12.41
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
558.60
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
2,420.41
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198

Minimum Wages for the Hospitality Sector w.e.f 1-7-2014 to 30-6-2015

Information last updated on this page: 25-08-2014

Archived Minimum Wages

Industry Firmsize Minimum Wage per Hour Minimum Wage per Week Minimum Wage per Month
Hospitality Sector Firm size 1-10 employees
13.34
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
Minimum wages for employers with 10 or less employees
600.48
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
Minimum wages for employers with 10 or less employees
2,601.88
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
Minimum wages for employers with 10 or less employees
Hospitality Sector Firm size 11-50 employees
14.87
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
Minimum wages for employers with more than 10 employees
669.30
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
Minimum wages for employers with more than 10 employees
2,900.08
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
Minimum wages for employers with more than 10 employees

Minimum Wage for Taxi Employees w.e.f 1-7-2014 to 30-6-2015

Information last updated on this page: 24-11-2014

Archived Minimum Wages

Industry Job Type Minimum Wage per Hour Minimum Wage per Week Minimum Wage per Month
Taxi Sector Drivers
13.68
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
657.05
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
2,847.01
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
Taxi Sector Admin worker
13.68
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
657.05
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
2,847.01
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
Taxi Sector Rank marshals
10.94
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
525.23
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
2,275.81
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
Taxi Sector Workers not elsewhere specified
9.57
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
459.57
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198
1,991.34
Hours per week specified: 45
Days per month specified: 22
Hours per month specified: 198

Minimum Wages for Contract Cleaners w.e.f 1-12-2013 to 30-11-2014

Information last updated on this page: 15-05-2014
Job Type Region Minimum Wage per Hour
Contract cleaners
Area A
Area A includes - Metropolitan Councils: City of Cape Town, Greater East Rand Metro, City of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela. Local Council: Emfuleni, Merafong, Mogale City, Metsimaholo, Randfontein, Stellenbosch, Westonaria
15.66
Contract cleaners
Area C
Area C includes rest of South Africa
14.19

Minimum Wages for Domestic Workers w.e.f 1-12-2013 to 30-11-2014

Information last updated on this page: 15-05-2014
Region Minimum Wage per Hour Minimum Wage per Week Minimum Wage per Month
Area A
Area A includes - Bergrivier Local Municipality, Breederivier Local Municipality, Buffalo City Local Municipality, Cape Agulhas Local Municipality, Cederberg Local Municipality, City of Cape Town, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Drakenstein Local Municipality, Ekurhulen Metropolitan Municipality, Emalahleni Local Municipality, Emfuleni Local Municipality, Ethekwini Metropolitan Unicity, Gamagara Local Municipality, George Local Municipality, Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality, Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality, Kgatelopele Local Municipality, Khara Hais Local Municipality, Knysna Local Municipality, Kungwini Local Municipality, Kouga Local Municipality, Langeberg Local Municipality, Lesedi Local Municipality,  Makana Local Municipality, Mangaung Local Municipality, Matzikama Local Municipality, Metsimaholo Local Municipality, Middelburg Local Municipality, Midvaal Local Municipality, Mngeni Local Municipality, Mogale Local Municipality, Mosselbaai Local Municipality, Msunduzi Local Municipality, Mtubatu Local Municipality, Nama Khoi Local Municipality, Nelson Mandela, Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality, Oudtshoorn Local Municipality, Overstrand Local Municipality, Plettenbergbaai Local Municipality, Potchefstroom Local Municipality, Randfontein Local Municipality, Richtersveld Local Municipality, Saldanha Bay Local Municipality, Sol Plaatjie Local Municipality, Stellenbosch Local Municipality, Swartland Local Municipality, Swellendam Local Municipality, Theewaterskloof Local Municipality, Umdoni Local Municipality, uMhlathuze Local Municipality and Witzenberg Local Municipality.
9.63
Domestic workers who work for more than 27 hours in a week
433.35
Domestic workers who work for more than 27 hours in a week
1,877.70
Domestic workers who work for more than 27 hours in a week
Area B
Area B includes all other areas which are not mentioned in Area A
8.30
Domestic workers who work for more than 27 hours in a week
373.50
Domestic workers who work for more than 27 hours in a week
1,618.37
Domestic workers who work for more than 27 hours in a week
Area A
Area A includes Bergrivier Local Municipality, Breederivier Local Municipality, Buffalo City Local Municipality, Cape Agulhas Local Municipality, Cederberg Local Municipality, City of Cape Town, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Drakenstein Local Municipality, Ekurhulen Metropolitan Municipality, Emalahleni Local Municipality, Emfuleni Local Municipality, Ethekwini Metropolitan Unicity, Gamagara Local Municipality, George Local Municipality, Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality, Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality, Kgatelopele Local Municipality, Khara Hais Local Municipality, Knysna Local Municipality, Kungwini Local Municipality, Kouga Local Municipality, Langeberg Local Municipality, Lesedi Local Municipality,  Makana Local Municipality, Mangaung Local Municipality, Matzikama Local Municipality, Metsimaholo Local Municipality, Middelburg Local Municipality, Midvaal Local Municipality, Mngeni Local Municipality, Mogale Local Municipality, Mosselbaai Local Municipality, Msunduzi Local Municipality, Mtubatu Local Municipality, Nama Khoi Local Municipality, Nelson Mandela, Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality, Oudtshoorn Local Municipality, Overstrand Local Municipality, Plettenbergbaai Local Municipality, Potchefstroom Local Municipality, Randfontein Local Municipality, Richtersveld Local Municipality, Saldanha Bay Local Municipality, Sol Plaatjie Local Municipality, Stellenbosch Local Municipality, Swartland Local Municipality, Swellendam Local Municipality, Theewaterskloof Local Municipality, Umdoni Local Municipality, uMhlathuze Local Municipality and Witzenberg Local Municipality.
11.27
304.29
1,318.48
Area B
9.80
Domestic workers who work for less than 27 hours in a week
264.60
Domestic workers who work for less than 27 hours in a week
1,146.51
Domestic workers who work for less than 27 hours in a week

Minimum Wages for Private Security Sector w.e.f 1-9-2013 to 31-8-2014

Information last updated on this page: 30-09-2014
Job Type Region Tenure Minimum Wage per Hour Minimum Wage per Month
Artisans
Area A
27.57
45 hours per week
5,376.00
45 hours per week
Artisans
Area B
25.10
45 hours per week
4,894.00
45 hours per week
Artisans
Area C
24.07
45 hours per week
4,693.00
45 hours per week
Clerical Assistant
Area A
0 < 1
13.74
45 hours of work per week
2,679.00
45 hours of work per week
Clerical Assistant
Area B
0 < 1
12.60
2,456.00
Clerical Assistant
Area C
0 < 1
11.40
2,222.00
Clerical Assistant
Area A
2 or more
13.99
2,728.00
Clerical Assistant
Area B
2 or more
12.79
2,493.00
Clerical Assistant
Area C
2 or more
11.58
2,259.00
Clerical Assistant
Area A
3 or more
14.22
2,773.00
Clerical Assistant
Area B
3 or more
13.06
2,546.00
Clerical Assistant
Area C
3 or more
11.85
2,311.00
Driver of a light motor vehicle
Area A
14.46
45 hours of work per week
2,820.00
45 hours of work per week
Driver of a light motor vehicle
Area B
13.40
2,613.00
Driver of a light motor vehicle
Area C
12.13
2,366.00
Driver of a medium motor vehicle
Area A
15.58
3,039.00
Driver of a medium motor vehicle
Area B
14.40
2,808.00
Driver of a medium motor vehicle
Area C
13.14
2,563.00
Driver of a heavy motor vehicle
Area A
16.32
3,183.00
Driver of a heavy motor vehicle
Area B
15.05
2,935.00
Driver of a heavy motor vehicle
Area C
13.79
2,689.00
General Workers
Area A
During first 6 months of service with same employer (no translation found)
11.25
2,194.00
General Workers
Area B
During first 6 months of service with same employer (no translation found)
10.32
2,012.00
General Workers
Area C
During first 6 months of service with same employer (no translation found)
9.26
1,805.00
General Workers
Area A
After 6 months of service with same employer
11.65
2,272.00
General Workers
Area B
After 6 months of service with same employer
10.74
2,094.00
General Workers
Area C
After 6 months of service with same employer
9.65
1,881.00
Handy boy
Area A
16.00
3,121.00
Handy boy
Area B
14.82
2,891.00
Handy boy
Area C
13.64
2,660.00
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area A
19.40
4,077.00
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area B
17.92
3,728.00
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area C
16.27
3,383.00
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area A
17.45
3,630.00
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area B
15.93
3,314.00
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area C
14.72
3,062.00
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area A
14.95
3,110.00
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area B
13.75
2,861.00
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area C
2,585.00
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area A
14.12
2,938.00
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area B
12.92
2,688.00
Security inspector / Safety inspector
Area C
11.74
2,441.00
Employees not else where specified
Area A
13.89
Employees not else where specified
Area B
12.77
2,490.00
Employees not else where specified
Area C
11.53
2,249.00

Minimum Wages for Wholesale and Retail Sector w.e.f 1-2-2014 to 31-1-2015

Information last updated on this page: 15-05-2014
Job Type Region Minimum Wage per Hour Minimum Wage per Week Minimum Wage per Month
Assistant Manager
Area A
28.68
Wages for 27 hours of work is 29.73
1,290.77
Wages for 27 hours of work is 29.73
5,592.90
Wages for 27 hours of work is 29.73
Assistant Manager
Area B
24.06
Wages for 27 hours of work 25.10
1,082.65
Wages for 27 hours of work 25.10
4,691.13
Wages for 27 hours of work 25.10
Cashiers
Area A
16.73
Wages for 27 hours of work is 17.32
752.67
Wages for 27 hours of work is 17.32
3,261.33
Wages for 27 hours of work is 17.32
Cashiers
Area B
13.99
Wages for 27 hours of work is 14.59
629.40
Wages for 27 hours of work is 14.59
2,727.21
Wages for 27 hours of work is 14.59
Clerks
Area A
19.83
Wages for 27 hours of work is 20.54
892.27
Wages for 27 hours of work is 20.54
3,866.20
Wages for 27 hours of work is 20.54
Clerks
Area B
16.73
Wages for 27 hours of work is 17.46
752.71
Wages for 27 hours of work is 17.46
3,261.51
Wages for 27 hours of work is 17.46
Displayer
Area A
20.59
Wages for 27 hours of work is 21.33
926.70
Wages for 27 hours of work is 21.33
4,015.37
Wages for 27 hours of work is 21.33
Displayer
Area B
16.13
Wages for 27 hours of work is 16.81
726.05
Wages for 27 hours of work is 16.81
3,145.98
Wages for 27 hours of work is 16.81
Gross Vehicle Mass < 3500 kg
Area A
15.10
Wages for 27 hours of work is 15.65
679.57
Wages for 27 hours of work is 15.65
2,944.60
Wages for 27 hours of work is 15.65
Gross Vehicle Mass < 3500 kg
Area B
12.46
Wage for 27 hours of work is 12.98
560.84
Wage for 27 hours of work is 12.98
2,430.14
Wage for 27 hours of work is 12.98
Gross Vehicle Mass 3501 < 9000 kg
Area A
18.27
Wages for 27 hours of work is 18.93
822.00
Wages for 27 hours of work is 18.93
3,561.72
Wages for 27 hours of work is 18.93
Gross Vehicle Mass 3501 < 9000 kg
Area B
15.08
Wages for 27 hours of work is 15.71
678.44
Wages for 27 hours of work is 15.71
2,939.70
Wages for 27 hours of work is 15.71
Gross Vehicle Mass 9001 < 16000 kg
Area A
19.94
Wages for 27 hours of work is 20.66
897.45
Wages for 27 hours of work is 20.66
3,888.97
Wages for 27 hours of work is 20.66
Gross Vehicle Mass 9001 < 16000 kg
Area B
18.22
Wages for 27 hours of work is 19
819.84
Wages for 27 hours of work is 19
3,552.38
Wages for 27 hours of work is 19
Gross Vehicle Mass 16000 kg >
Area A
21.91
Wages for 27 hours of work is 22.70
986.12
Wages for 27 hours of work is 22.70
4,272.84
Wages for 27 hours of work is 22.70
Artisans, Gross Vehicle Mass 16000 kg >
Area B
20.07
Wages for 27 hours of work is 20.92
903.16
Wages for 27 hours of work is 20.92
3,913.40
Wages for 27 hours of work is 20.92
Forklift Operator
Area A
14.65
Wages for 27 hours of work is 15.18
659.40
Wages for 27 hours of work is 15.18
2,857.17
Wages for 27 hours of work is 15.18
Forklift Operator
Area B
11.98
Wages for 27 hours of work is 12.51
539.23
Wages for 27 hours of work is 12.51
2,336.50
Wages for 27 hours of work is 12.51
General Assistant, Trolley Collector
Area A
13.43
Wages for 27 hours of work is 13.90
604.17
Wages for 27 hours of work is 13.90
2,617.87
Wages for 27 hours of work is 13.90
General Assistant, Trolley Collector
Area B
11.93
Wages for 27 hours of work is 12.41
536.83
Wages for 27 hours of work is 12.41
2,326.08
Wages for 27 hours of work is 12.41
Managers
Area A
31.45
Wages for 27 hours of work is 32.57
1,415.27
Wages for 27 hours of work is 32.57
6,132.37
Wages for 27 hours of work is 32.57
Managers
Area B
26.09
Wages for 27 hours of work is 27.22
1,174.06
Wages for 27 hours of work is 27.22
5,087.21
Wages for 27 hours of work is 27.22
Merchandiser
Area A
15.71
Wages for 27 hours of work is 16.28
706.93
Wages for 27 hours of work is 16.28
Wages for 27 hours of work is 16.28
Merchandiser
Area B
13.16
Wages for 27 hours of work is 13.71
592.27
Wages for 27 hours of work is 13.71
2,566.30
Wages for 27 hours of work is 13.71
Security guard
Area A
13.65
Wages for 27 hours of work is 14.15
614.17
Wages for 27 hours of work is 14.15
2,661.20
Wages for 27 hours of work is 14.15
Security guard
Area B
13.47
Wages for 27 hours of work is 14.04
606.04
Wages for 27 hours of work is 14.04
2,625.96
Wages for 27 hours of work is 14.04
Sales assistant, Sales person
Area A
19.83
Wages for 27 hours of work is 20.54
892.27
Wages for 27 hours of work is 20.54
3,866.20
Wages for 27 hours of work is 20.54
Sales assistant, Sales person
Area B
16.73
Wages for 27 hours of work is 17.46
752.71
Wages for 27 hours of work is 17.46
3,261.51
Wages for 27 hours of work is 17.46
Shop assistants
Area A
15.71
Wages for 27 hours of work is 16.28
706.93
Wages for 27 hours of work is 16.28
3,063.13
Wages for 27 hours of work is 16.28
Shop assistants
Area B
13.16
Wages for 27 hours of work is 13.71
592.27
Wages for 27 hours of work is 13.71
2,566.30
Wages for 27 hours of work is 13.71
Supervisor
Area A
24.39
wages for 27 hours of work is 25.27
1,097.41
wages for 27 hours of work is 25.27
4,755.09
wages for 27 hours of work is 25.27
Supervisor
Area B
20.43
Wages for 27 hours of work is 21.28
919.35
Wages for 27 hours of work is 21.28
3,983.54
Wages for 27 hours of work is 21.28
Trainee Manager
Area A
26.35
Wages for 27 hours of work is 27.29
1,185.60
Wages for 27 hours of work is 27.29
5,137.21
Wages for 27 hours of work is 27.29
Trainee Manager
Area B
21.84
Wages for 27 hours of work is 22.77
982.67
Wages for 27 hours of work is 22.77
4,257.91
Wages for 27 hours of work is 22.77

Minimum Wages for Civil Engineering Sector w.e.f 1-3-2014

Information last updated on this page: 22-05-2014
Skill Level Minimum Wage per Hour
Task Grade 1
22.89
Task Grade 2
23.14
Task Grade 3
23.79
Task Grade 4
24.58
Task Grade 5
28.55
Task Grade 6
32.42
Task Grade 7
37.13
Task Grade 8
41.63
Task Grade 9
47.04
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