Jamaica  Minimum Wage, Labor Law, and Employment Data Sheet Jamaica Minimum Wage Rate 2024

Appx. Yearly Minimum Wage
$4,219.00 USD
Rank by Min. Wage
47 / 197
Gross National Product
$6,871.00 USD

Jamaica has a government-mandated minimum wage, and no worker in Jamaica can be paid less then this mandatory minimum rate of pay. Employers in Jamaica who fail to pay the Minimum Wage may be subject to punishment by Jamaica's government.

What is the Jamaica Minimum Wage?

Jamaica's Minimum Wage is the lowest amount a worker can be legally paid for his work. Most countries have a nation-wide minimum wage that all workers must be paid.

The Jamaica minimum wage is J$6,200 per week for all workers except private security guards,whose minimum wage is J$5,500 per week. Jamaica's minimum wage was last changed in 1-Mar-2016.

How does Jamaica's minimum wage compare to the minimum wage in other countries?

Jamaica's yearly minimum wage is $4,219.00 in International Currency. International Currency is a measure of currency based on the value of the United States dollar in 2009. There are 47 countries with a higher Minimum Wage then Jamaica, and Jamaica is in the top 24 percent of all countries based on the yearly minimum wage rate.

Facts and statistics about Jamaica

Jamaica is a country located in the Caribbean region with a population of 2,583,000 and an average life span of 75.2 years.

Local Name Jamaica
Gross National Product $6,871.00
Government Type Constitutional Monarchy
Current Leader Elisabeth II
Independence Year 1962
Continent & Region North America, Caribbean
Surface Area 10,990 square kilometers
ISO 3166 Country Code JM

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