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Minimum Wage Reference Calculator

The Minimum Wage Reference Calculator programme is a simple tool to assist employers and employees to quickly and initially compute the minimum wage for the more common work patterns for reference. After entering all basic information on working hours and wages as required and pressing the "Generate Report" button, the programme will work out the amount of minimum wage and compare it with the wages payable to see if the minimum wage requirement is met.
NOTE
This calculator programme works according to the data (including working hours and wages) you have entered and certain assumptions on wage calculations. The computation results generated by the calculator programme are for quick and initial reference only. Accurate calculations would require consideration of other factors like the terms and conditions under the employment contract and the actual hours worked/leave taken in the month etc. Since these factors would vary from case to case, they may not be able to be reflected fully in the computation. The Labour Department accepts no liability for any loss arising from or related to the use of the information. The information generated by this calculator programme should neither be used in any legal proceedings nor be regarded as evidence in pursuing any claim.
Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) has come into force since 1 May 2011. The initial SMW rate was $28 per hour, and was raised subsequently to $30 per hour from 1 May 2013 and $32.5 per hour from 1 May 2015. The SMW rate is $34.5 per hour with effect from 1 May 2017. If 1 May 2017 falls within a wage period, the SMW rate of $34.5 per hour applies to any hour worked on or after 1 May 2017 in calculating minimum wage for that wage period.


Minimum Wage Reference Calculator Report

Based on the information entered by you, wages payable for the month after exclusion of payment for time that is not hours worked, if any, is which is no less than the minimum wage of based on the total no. of hours worked in the month. Accordingly, the Statutory Minimum Wage requirement has been met.
Please note that this calculator programme works according to the data (including working hours and wages) you have entered and certain assumptions on wage calculations. The computation results provided in this report are for quick and initial reference only. Accurate calculations would require consideration of other factors like the terms and conditions under the employment contract and the actual hours worked/leave taken in the month etc. Since these factors would vary from case to case, they may not be able to be reflected fully in the above computation. The Labour Department accepts no liability for any loss arising from or related to the use of the information. The information generated by this calculator programme should neither be used in any legal proceedings nor be regarded as evidence in pursuing any claim.
For details about minimum wage calculations, please refer to the Statutory Minimum Wage: Reference Guidelines for Employers and Employees or call the 24hour Enquiry Hotline 2717 1771 (handled by "1823").

Based on the information entered by you, wages payable for the month after exclusion of payment for time that is not hours worked, if any, is which is less than the minimum wage of based on the total no. of hours worked in the month. Accordingly, the employer needs to pay the employee additional remuneration of (minimum wage  wages payable) in order to meet the Statutory Minimum Wage requirement. In other words, the employer needs to pay the employee a total of (i.e. monthly wages of + additional remuneration of ).
Please note that this calculator programme works according to the data (including working hours and wages) you have entered and certain assumptions on wage calculations. The computation results provided in this report are for quick and initial reference only. Accurate calculations would require consideration of other factors like the terms and conditions under the employment contract and the actual hours worked/leave taken in the month etc. Since these factors would vary from case to case, they may not be able to be reflected fully in the above computation. The Labour Department accepts no liability for any loss arising from or related to the use of the information. The information generated by this calculator programme should neither be used in any legal proceedings nor be regarded as evidence in pursuing any claim.
For details about minimum wage calculations, please refer to the Statutory Minimum Wage: Reference Guidelines for Employers and Employees or call the 24hour Enquiry Hotline 2717 1771 (handled by "1823").

Detailed calculations 
Computations in this calculator programme are based on the following assumptions:
 the wage period is a calendar month;
 wage rate for each working day is the same;
 the employee has worked on all working days (i.e. has taken no statutory holiday, annual leave, sick leave, maternity leave, paternity leave or other paid leave) in the relevant month; and
 there is no payment for time that is not hours worked in the month other than payment for rest day/dayoff and meal break, if any.


* Information provided by user
Days worked per week* 

No. of calendar days in the month* 

First day of the month is a* 

First Saturday of the month is a dayoff* 

No. of days worked in the month 

Net hours worked on normal working day (meal break included if it is considered hours worked)* 

Net hours worked on Saturday (meal break included if it is considered hours worked)* 

Normal no. of hours worked in the month (No. of days worked x net hours worked per day) 

Overtime that is considered hours worked in the month* 

Other adjustment to hours worked in the month* 

Total no. of hours worked in the month (Normal no. of hours worked in the month + overtime worked + other adjustment) 

Minimum wage for the month (Total no. of hours worked in the month x $) 

Amount of wages for the month (should include employee's contributions for Mandatory Provident Fund, if applicable)* 

Rest days/dayoffs with pay* 

No. of paid rest days/dayoffs in the month* 

Rest days/dayoffs paid at normal daily rate 

Monthly wage rate for calculation of rest days/dayoffs pay* 

Daily rate for paid rest days/dayoffs* (monthly wage rate ÷ (no. of working days + no. of paid rest days/dayoffs)) 

Total amount of payment for rest days/dayoffs in the month* (no. of paid rest days/dayoffs x daily rate) 

Meal breaks with pay* 

Meal breaks are considered hours worked* 

No. of days with paid meal breaks in the month* 

Daily rate for meal break* 

Total amount of meal break pay in the month* (No. of days with paid meal breaks x daily rate) 

Total payment for time that is not hours worked (Total amount of payment for rest days/dayoffs + meal breaks)(if applicable) 

Wages payable to the employee for the month after exclusion of payment for time that is not hours worked (Wages for the month  Payment for time that is not hours worked) 

Additional remuneration (Minimum wage  Wages payable to the employee for the month after exclusion of payment for time that is not hours worked) 

Total wages for the employee in the month (Wages for the month + additional remuneration) 

