Minimum Wage – Nicaragua

  • Valid on mei 2019
  • The amounts are in Nicaraguan Cordoba Oro.


Per Month
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 4,176.49
Fishing 6,350.48
Mines and Quarries 7,500.00
Manufacturing 5,615.75
Micro and small domestic craft and tourism industry 4,487.41
Electricity and water; Trade, Restaurants and Hotels, Transport, Storage and Communications 7,660.52
Construction, financial institutions and insurance 92,346.59
Com Services. Social and Personal 5,854.99
Central Government and Municipal 5,208.27

Working hours

  • Days per week specified: 6.0
  • Hours per week specified: 48
  • The normal working day is determined by law or by agreement between the parties, whether in the individual employment contract or collective agreement. It is classified as: Day: when the time is fulfilled between 6 am and 8 pm. Maximum hours allowed by law: 8 hours a day, 48 a week. Nocturna: when the day is met between 8 pm and 6 am the following day. Maximum hours allowed by law: 7 hours daily and 42 weekly. Mixed: hours are worked day and night. Maximum hours allowed by law: 7 ½ hours a day, 45 a week. However, if you work more than three hours at night, the day becomes night.

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