Minimum Wage – Costa Rica

  • Valid on april 2019
  • The amounts are in Costa Rican Colon.

Skill level/education level

Per Day Per Month
Unskilled worker 10,358.55 -
Semi-skilled worker 11,264.17 -
Skilled worker 11,471.53 -
Specialized worker 13,530.38 -
Generic unskilled worker - 309,143.36
General semi-skilled worker - 322,589.87
Generic skilled worker - 349,623.39
General highly skilled - 392,623.14
Technical worker - Diversified Education - 366,380.40
Technical worker - Superior Education - 451,523.54
Technical worker - Diploma of Higher Education - 487,662.29
Technical worker - Bachelors University - 553,124.45
Technical worker - University Graduate - 663,772.10
Superior specialization worker 20,997.77 -

Working hours

  • Days per week specified: 6.0
  • Hours per week specified: 48
  • According to Article 136 of the Labour Code, effective working hours shall not exceed eight hours in the day, from six in the evening, and forty-eight hours a week.

Source

Decree No. 41434-MTSS, published in La Gaceta 235 of December 18, 2018. Effective January 1, 2019

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