Statutory Minimum Wage

Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) has come into force since 1 May 2011. The current SMW rate is $34.5 per hour effective from 1 May 2017.

The Chief Executive in Council has adopted the recommendation of the Minimum Wage Commission to raise the SMW rate to $37.5 per hour. Subject to approval by the Legislative Council, the revised SMW rate will take effect from 1 May 2019.

Guidelines on Statutory Minimum Wage (Note: at the current SMW level of $34.5 per hour):

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

Employees with disabilities:

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