How Much is The Minimum Wage in Botswana

A minimum wage is the lowest remuneration that employers can legally pay their employees—the price floor below which employees may not sell their labor. Most countries had introduced minimum wage legislation by the end of the 20th century. 

Minimum wages have been defined as “the minimum amount of remuneration that an employer is required to pay wage earners for the work performed during a given period, which cannot be reduced by collective agreement or an individual contract”.

The minimum wage goes up in Botswana

In 2019, the national minimum wage in Botswana remained fixed at €114.8 per month, that is 1,378 euros per year, taking into account 12 payments per year.

If we look at the minimum salary in Pula, which is the official currency in Botswana, we can see that this year, it was 1,526.7 Pula, and accordingly, the national minimum wage has been raised by 118.5 Pula per month from the previous year, 8.41%. in the last year.

If we look at the ranking of the national minimum wage that we publish, Botswana is in 80 nd place, so it is among the countries with the lowest minimum salary of the 101 on the list.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) of a country is the minimum amount (lowest salary) per hour, per day, or per month that employers may legally pay to workers.

In the table that follows we show you the progression of the National Minimum Wage in Botswana. You can see NMW in other countries in National Minimum Wage 2019 and see all the information about this country in Botswana’s economy.

What is the minimum wage in Botswana in 2022?

The minimum wage has been revised in Botswana, with effect from 01 January 2022. The minimum wage has increased from P6. 77 to P7. 34 per hour.

What is the minimum salary in Botswana?

Latest data on Wages (BWP/Month)

Average Wages in Botswana increased to 6299 BWP/Month (470.468 USD/Month) in the fourth quarter of 2021. The maximum rate of the average wage for employees was 6533 BWP/Month and the minimum was 3447 BWP/Month. Data is published Quarterly by Central Statistics Office.

How much is the Labour rate in Botswana?

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Trade/IndustryNew Statutory Hourly Wage Rate
Manufacturing, Service (Including security guard companies employing security guards) and repair tradesP4.50 per hour
Building, construction, Exploration and Quarrying industriesP4.50 per hour
Hotel, Catering and Entertainment TradesP4.50 per hour