Minimum Wage – Nicaragua

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

Industry

Per Month
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Minimum wage with effect from Sep 01, 2018
4,176.49
Fishing
Minimum wage with effect from Sep 01, 2018
6,350.48
Mines and Quarries
Minimum wage with effect from Sep 01, 2018
7,500.00
Manufacturing
Minimum wage with effect from Sep 01, 2018
5,615.75
Micro and small domestic craft and tourism industry
Minimum wage with effect from Sep 01, 2018
4,487.41
Electricity and water; Trade, Restaurants and Hotels, Transport, Storage and Communications
Minimum wage with effect from Sep 01, 2018
7,660.52
Construction, financial institutions and insurance
Minimum wage with effect from Sep 01, 2018
9,346.59
Social and Personal Community Services (incl domestic workers)
Minimum wage with effect from Sep 01, 2018
5,854.99
Central Government and Municipal
Minimum wage with effect from Sep 01, 2018
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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