Minimum Wage – Bangladesh

  • The amounts are in Bangladeshi Taka.

Bangladesh

Per Day Per Month
Bangladesh - National Minimum Wage
Minimum wage with effect from Dec 01, 2013 Minimum Wages - last checked - Dec 01, 2018
- 1,500.00
Dhaka - Ready Made Garment - All workers
Minimum wage with effect from Dec 01, 2018 Minimum Wages - last checked - Jan 22, 2018
- 8,000.00
Dhaka - Cotton Textile Industry - Skilled workers
Minimum wage with effect from Dec 01, 2013 Minimum Wages - last checked - Dec 01, 2018
248.17 -
Dhaka - Cotton Textile Industry - Unskilled workers
Minimum wage with effect from Dec 01, 2013 Minimum Wages - last checked - Dec 01, 2018
176.25 -
Dhaka - Jute Textile Industry - Skilled workers
Minimum wage with effect from Dec 01, 2013 Minimum Wages - last checked - Dec 01, 2018
247.50 -
Dhaka - Jute Textile Industry - Unskilled workers
Minimum wage with effect from Dec 01, 2013 Minimum Wages - last checked - Dec 01, 2018
165.33 -
Dhaka - Engineering Industry - Skilled workers
Minimum wage with effect from Dec 01, 2013 Minimum Wages - last checked - Dec 01, 2018
350.00 -
Dhaka - Engineering Industry - Unskilled workers
Minimum wage with effect from Dec 01, 2013 Minimum Wages - last checked - Dec 01, 2018
232.00 -

Working hours

  • Days per week specified: 5.5
  • Hours per week specified: 48
  • Monthly wage are fixed on the basis of number of working hours per day and per week which is 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week. According to Bangladesh Labour Act 2006, monthly minimum wage is determined by working hours per week. The normal working hours are 08 hours a day and 48 hours a week.
    Overtime is paid at One and Half times the normal hourly rate of wage.
    Holiday pay for work on weekends and public holidays is paid for at a higher rate 1 1/2 times the daily rate or double the rate of remuneration.

Definitions

Bonuses e.g. project, attendance, festival will vary from company to company

Source

The minimum monthly wage is determined based on daily and weekly work hours, which is 8 hours daily and 40 hours per week. According to Labor Act 2006, the monthly minimum wage is determined based on the working hours per week.

Information is taken from Statistical Yearbook of Bangladesh -2010

More information is available at

Archived Minimum Wages


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