The Minimum Wage database

The WageIndicator Minimum Wages Database contains the minimum wages for the 80 countries around the world. These are countries with a WageIndicator website and with a Statutory Minimum Wage.  The Database provides the information posted on the national WageIndicator webpages about the minimum wages in the country. Of these 80 countries, 32 have one Minimum Wage. Another 44 have between 2 and 100 different Minimum Wages. Four countries (India, Pakistan, South Africa, and USA) have more than a hundred Minimum Wages. For India this even amounts up to over 7700 different Minimum Wages, which are specified by state, regions within states, industries, occupations, and skill levels. The Database has over 10,000 different Minimum Wages. The WageIndicator team updates the Database regularly.

For statistical analysis, the Database is available on a monthly frequency. Where only weekly or monthly wages have been provided, the amounts have been recalculated to hourly wages. Data on the number of hours per week or per month and the numbers of paid holidays are included in the database.