Change of Aruba minimum wage

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Written by Sue van Elteren
Posted on 6 May 2019 - 1 minute read

The minimum wage in Aruba is increased per May 1, 2019 by 3%. The last change in the minimum wage was per August 1, 2017.

For the minimum wage, Aruban legislation has two categories. For the first category ‘Industry, Construction and Industry’ the minimum wage is as follows:

  • Monthly: Awg. 1,762.48
  • Weekly: Awg. 411.07

Converted per hour it is:

Weekly 40 hours 42 hours 44 hours 45 hours
Hourly wage Awg. 10.28 Awg. 9.79 Awg. 9.34 Awg. 9.13


For the second category, being household services, the minimum wage is Awg. 822.25 if the employee lives with the employer and works for more than 22 hours a week, and otherwise the minimum hourly wage is Awg. 9.17 per hour.

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Source: Aruba Government

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