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Costa Rica Minimum Wage Scale for 2015

by rpetersen

The Costa Rica Ministry of Labor sets the minimum wage scale for workers in Costa Rica. The minimum wage scale is set twice a year by the wage council of the Ministry of Labor.

The information below is for selected positions from the wage scale approved by Nº 39055-MTSS for 2015

Agrcultural Laborers9,598.73$17.75per day
Construction Worker10,437.94$19.30per day
Carpenter12,557.91$23.22per day
Gardener10,437.94$19.30per day
Machine Operator12,421.15$22.97per day
Maid170,901.34$316.01per month
Guard283,799.64$524.77per month
Vocational School Graduate414,507.41$766.46per month
Receptionist305,323.98$564.57per month
Secretary320,344.36$592.34per month
Messenger283,799.64$524.77per month
Cashier305,323.98$564.57per month
Medical Technician451,891.72$835.58per month
Bacehlors Degree512,552.17$947.75per month
Licentiate Degree615,083.69$1,137.34per month


GENERIC per month
unskilled worker286,467.36$529.70
semi-skilled worker308,194.03$569.87
skilled workeer323,978.14$599.06
Technician with upper education414,507.41$766.46
Diploma with upper education447,683.50$827.80
Bachelor Degree507,779.05$938.92
Licenciate Degree609,355.75$1,126.75

The original document issued by the Ministry of Labor in Spanish is viewable below:

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