Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) has come into force since 1 May 2011. The current SMW rate is $32.5 per hour effective from 1 May 2015.

The Chief Executive in Council has adopted the recommendation of the Minimum Wage Commission to raise the SMW rate to $34.5 per hour. Subject to approval by the Legislative Council, the revised SMW rate will take effect from 1 May 2017. For details, please refer to:

Guidelines and Calculator on Statutory Minimum Wage (Note: at the current SMW level of $32.5 per hour):

Student interns and work experience students during a period of exempt student employment:

Employees with disabilities:

Employees with disabilities enjoy the same protection but they also have the right to invoke productivity assessment to determine whether they should be remunerated at not lower than the SMW rate or at a rate commensurate with their productivity. For details, please refer to the following information or click here.

Minimum Wage Ordinance, Chapter 608:

TV Announcements relating to Statutory Minimum Wage:

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Videos relating to Statutory Minimum Wage:

Minimum Wage Commission:

  • The Minimum Wage Commission is an independent statutory body established under Part 3 of the Minimum Wage Ordinance.