Minimum Wage – Costa Rica

  • Valid on april 2020
  • The amounts are in Costa Rican Colon.

Skill level/education level

Per Day Per month
Unskilled worker
Per month, as calculated by Tusalario.org/CostaRica CRC275,907.60 Minimum wage with effect from January 1, 2020 Minimum wage with effect till December 31, 2020 Minimum Wages - last checked - 1/1/20
CRC10,620.00 -
Semi-skilled worker
Per month, as calculated by Tusalario.org/CostaRica CRC300,043.02 Minimum wage with effect from January 1, 2020 Minimum wage with effect till December 31, 2020 Minimum Wages - last checked - 1/1/20
CRC11,549.00 -
Skilled worker
Per month, as calculated by Tusalario.org/CostaRica CRC305,550.78 Minimum wage with effect from January 1, 2020 Minimum wage with effect till December 31, 2020 Minimum Wages - last checked - 1/1/20
CRC11,761.00 -
Specialized worker
Per month, as calculated by Tusalario.org/CostaRica CRC360,394.56 Minimum wage with effect from January 1, 2020 Minimum wage with effect till December 31, 2020 Minimum Wages - last checked - 1/1/20
CRC13,872.00 -
Generic unskilled worker
Minimum wage with effect from January 1, 2020 Minimum wage with effect till December 31, 2020 Minimum Wages - last checked - 1/1/20
- CRC316,964.00
General semi-skilled worker
Minimum wage with effect from January 1, 2020 Minimum wage with effect till December 31, 2020 Minimum Wages - last checked - 1/1/20
- CRC341,004.00
Generic skilled worker
Minimum wage with effect from January 1, 2020 Minimum wage with effect till December 31, 2020 Minimum Wages - last checked - 1/1/20
- CRC358,468.00
General highly skilled
Minimum wage with effect from January 1, 2020 Minimum wage with effect till December 31, 2020 Minimum Wages - last checked - 1/1/20
- CRC402,556.00
Technical worker - Diversified Education
Minimum wage with effect from January 1, 2020 Minimum wage with effect till December 31, 2020 Minimum Wages - last checked - 1/1/20
- CRC375,649.00
Technical worker - Superior Education
Minimum wage with effect from January 1, 2020 Minimum wage with effect till December 31, 2020 Minimum Wages - last checked - 1/1/20
- CRC462,947.00
Technical worker - Diploma of Higher Education
Minimum wage with effect from January 1, 2020 Minimum wage with effect till December 31, 2020 Minimum Wages - last checked - 1/1/20
- CRC500,000.00
Technical worker - Bachelors University
Minimum wage with effect from January 1, 2020 Minimum wage with effect till December 31, 2020 Minimum Wages - last checked - 1/1/20
- CRC567,118.00
Technical worker - University Graduate
Minimum wage with effect from January 1, 2020 Minimum wage with effect till December 31, 2020 Minimum Wages - last checked - 1/1/20
- CRC680,565.00
Superior specialization worker
Per month, as calculated by Tusalario.org/CostaRica CRC559,323.42 Minimum wage with effect from January 1, 2020 Minimum wage with effect till December 31, 2020 Minimum Wages - last checked - 1/1/20
CRC21,529.00 -

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.

Definitions

Wages per month are calculated as 4.33 times if a weekly wage is defined. It is calculated as 4.33 times the standard hours per week if an hourly wage is given.

Source

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

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