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Costa Rica Minimum Labor Wage Scale for 2017

Costa Rica Minimum Labor Wage Scale for 2017

In Costa Rica the Ministry of Labor (Ministerio de Trabajo) sets the minimum wage scale.  The wage scale is  applicable to all workers in Costa Rica.   The minimum wage scale is reviewed by the wage council of the Ministry of Labor twice a year.

All employers in Costa Rica are obligated to comply with the minimum wage scale.   An employer may not pay their worker’s less then the amount established in the minimum wage scale.

The wage rates indicated below are some selected minimum wages for certain professions and occupations in Costa Rica.

Agricultural Laborers 9,822.07 $17.70 per day
Construction Worker 9,822.07 $17.70 per day
Carpenter 10,877.41 $19.60 per day
Gardener 10,877.41 $19.60 per day
Machine Operator 10,877.41 $19.60 per day
Maid 178,703.50 $321.99 per month
Guard 315,364.86 $568.22 per month
Vocational School Graduate 428,138.90 $771.42 per month
Receptionist 305,323.98 $550.13 per month
Secretary 320,344.36 $577.20 per month
Messenger 283,799.64 $511.35 per month
Cashier 315,364.86 $568.22 per month
Medical Technician 428,138.90 $771.42 per month
Bachelors Degree 524,477.85 $945.01 per month
Licentiate Degree 629,395.00 $1,134.05 per month
unskilled worker 293,132.61 $528.17 per month
semi-skilled worker 315,364.86 $568.22 per month
skilled worker 331,516.22 $597.33 per month
Technician with upper education 428,138.90 $771.42 per month
Diploma with upper education 462,406.00 $833.16 per month
Bachelor Degree 524,477.85 $945.01 per month
Licentiate Degree 629,395.00 $1,134.05 per month

You can view the full list published by the Ministry of Labor below in Spanish:

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