Zambia  Minimum Wage, Labor Law, and Employment Data Sheet Zambia Minimum Wage Rate 2023

Appx. Yearly Minimum Wage
$917.00 USD
Rank by Min. Wage
103 / 197
Gross National Product
$3,377.00 USD

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

What is the Zambia Minimum Wage?

Zambia'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.

Zambia's minimum wage is determined by category of employment. 522,400 Zambian kwacha per month for domestic workers,1,132,400 Zambian kwacha per month for shopkeepers,and between 1,132,400 and 2,101,039 Zambian kwacha for general workers' in 5 seperate categories . Wages are inclusive of transportation,lunch,and housing allowances. Zambia's minimum wage was last changed in 4-Jul-2012.

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

Zambia's yearly minimum wage is $917.00 in International Currency. International Currency is a measure of currency based on the value of the United States dollar in 2009. There are 103 countries with a higher Minimum Wage then Zambia, and Zambia is in the bottom percent of all countries based on the yearly minimum wage rate.

Facts and statistics about Zambia

Zambia is a country located in the Eastern Africa region with a population of 9,169,000 and an average life span of 37.2 years.

Local Name Zambia
Gross National Product $3,377.00
Government Type Republic
Current Leader Frederick Chiluba
Independence Year 1964
Continent & Region Africa, Eastern Africa
Surface Area 752,618 square kilometers
ISO 3166 Country Code ZM

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