Minimum Wage – Costa Rica

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

Skill level/education level

Per Day Per Month
Unskilled worker
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2020 till Dec 31, 2020
10,620.00 -
Semi-skilled worker
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2020 till Dec 31, 2020
11,549.00 -
Skilled worker
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2020 till Dec 31, 2020
11,761.00 -
Specialized worker
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2020 till Dec 31, 2020
13,872.00 -
Generic unskilled worker
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2020 till Dec 31, 2020
- 316,964.00
General semi-skilled worker
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2020 till Dec 31, 2020
- 341,004.00
Generic skilled worker
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2020 till Dec 31, 2020
- 358,468.00
General highly skilled
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2020 till Dec 31, 2020
- 402,556.00
Technical worker - Diversified Education
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2020 till Dec 31, 2020
- 375,649.00
Technical worker - Superior Education
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2020 till Dec 31, 2020
- 462,947.00
Technical worker - Diploma of Higher Education
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2020 till Dec 31, 2020
- 500,000.00
Technical worker - Bachelors University
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2020 till Dec 31, 2020
- 567,118.00
Technical worker - University Graduate
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2020 till Dec 31, 2020
- 680,565.00
Superior specialization worker
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2020 till Dec 31, 2020
21,529.00 -

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.

Source

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

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