Minimum Wages: APAC Region
A minimum wage is the legal minimum salary set by the government that an employer is required to pay to its employees.
The table below shows the minimum wage rates across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries.
|Australia||AU$ 719.20/week or AU$ 18.93/hour|
|Hong Kong||HKD 34.50/Hour|
|India||Rs. 176 per day (Current National Floor Level Minimum Wage).|
|Indonesia||1,454,154-3,648,035 IDR/Month in 2018.|
|South Korea||KRW 7530/Hour|
|Malaysia||920-1000 Malaysian Ringgit/Month.|
|New Zealand||NZD 16.50/Hour|
|Singapore||S$ 1,060 – 1,760/Month*|
|South Korea||KRW 7530/hour|
|Taiwan||22000 NTD/Month (NTD 140/hour)|
|Vietnam||2,760,000-3,980,000 VND Thousand/Month|
- The minimum wage for an apprentice, the lowest skilled worker, in the ready-made-garment industry is 5,300 taka per month. The minimum wage in EPZs starts at 4,480 taka per month for apprentices.
- In China, minimum wage varies in different provinces, cities or other administrative units depending on their local economic conditions. CNY 2420/Month refers to the minimum monthly wage in Shanghai (as it is the highest figure).
- The increased minimum wage in Laos was expected to be rolled out from May 1, 2018.
- Minimum wages in Singapore vary across different industries such as beverage, conservancy, landscape sector, and cleaning industry.
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