Minimum wages per January 1, 2019

Written by Sue
Posted on 5 Feb 2019 - 2 minutes read

As of January 2019, minimum wages have been increased on the BES islands and Curaçao.

In Aruba the minimum wages are no longer indexed since August 2017, on St. Maarten the minimum wages are no longer indexed since January 2017 and in Suriname the minimum wages still apply as of July 2018.

Below you will find an overview of the current minimum wages per country:

Aruba
Minimum wage per week (in Afl.) 399.10
Age working hours per week minimum gross per hour (Afl.) 1 aug. 2017 minimum gross per hour (Afl.) 1 jan. 2019
18 year or older 40 9.98 9.98
42 9.50 9.50
44 9.07 9.07
45 8.87 8.87

 

Bonaire
Age procent minimum gross per hour (USD) 1 jan. 2018 minimum gross per hour (USD) 1 jan. 2019
21 year or older 100% 4,76 5,16
20 year 90% 4,28 4,65
19 year 85% 4,05 4,39
18 year 75% 3,57 3,87
17/16 year 65% 3,09 3,36

 

Sint Eustatius
Age procent minimum gross per hour (USD) 1 jan. 2018 minimum gross per hour (USD) 1 jan. 2019
21 year or older 100% 6,09 6,46
20 year 90% 5,48 5,81
19 year 85% 5,18 5,49
18 year 75% 4,57 4,84
17/16 year 65% 3,96 4,20

 

Saba
Age procent minimum gross per hour (USD) 1 jan. 2018 minimum gross per hour (USD) 1 jan. 2019
21 year or older 100% 5,68 6,21
20 year 90% 5,11 5,59
19 year 85% 4,82 5,28
18 year 75% 4,26 4,66
17/16 year 65% 3,69 4,04

 

Curacao
Age procent minimum gross per hour (NAF) 1 jan. 2018 minimum gross per hour (NAF) 1 jan. 2019
21 year or older 100% 9,175 9,37
20 year 90% 8,26 8,43
19 year 85% 7,80 7,96
18 year 75% 6,88 7,03
17/16 year 65% 5,96 6,09

 

Sint maarten
Age procent minimum gross per hour (NAF) 1 jan. 2018 minimum gross per hour (NAF) 1 jan. 2019
21 year or older 100% 8,83 8,83
20 year 90% 7,95 7,95
19 year 85% 7,51 7,51
18 year 75% 6,62 6,62
17/16 year 65% 5,74 5,74

 

Suriname
Sectors and professional groups procent minimum gross per hour (SRD) 1 jan. 2017 minimum gross per hour (SRD) 1 jan. 2018
All sectors and professional groups 100% 6,14 8,40
Special deviating groups:
Retail compagnies with less than 4 employees 120% 7,37 10,08
Catering industy with more than 12 employees 140% 8,60 11,76
Survaillance companies 140% 8,60 11,76

 

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