Minimum Wage – Guard & laborers

  • Valid on august 2019
  • The amounts are in Ethiopian Birr.

Grade and Skill Level

Starting Wage Per Month Ceiling Wage Per Month
Rank I - Level 1
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2011 Minimum Wages - last checked - Jan 01, 2018
420.00 734.00
Rank II - Level 2
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2011 Minimum Wages - last checked - Jan 01, 2018
470.00 817.00
Rank III - Level 3
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2011 Minimum Wages - last checked - Jan 01, 2018
525.00 908.00
Rank IV - Level 4
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2011 Minimum Wages - last checked - Jan 01, 2018
587.00 1,006.00
Rank V - Level 5
Minimum wage with effect from Jan 01, 2011 Minimum Wages - last checked - Jan 01, 2018
694.00 1,172.00

Working hours

  • Days per week specified: 6.0
  • Hours per week specified: 48
  • As per Proclamation Number 515/2007, Article 32-regular working hours of civil servant shall be determined on the basis of the conditions of their work and shall not exceed 39 hours a week. This applies to all wage earners in the Civil Service. As per Proclamation Number 515/2007, Article 34- any civil servant who has worked overtime is entitled to compensatory leave or over time pay based on his preference.

Definitions

Rank: Rank column shows Rank from where each service type starts.
Type of Services: The type of services including Guard and Laborers; Custodian; Clerks; Medium Professionals; Administrative; and Professionals are classified based on education levels. For Example:
Guard and laborers are those who can read and write (grade 1-4);
Custodian are from grade 5 and above;
Clerks include 10+2 or 10+3 and diploma in secretarial science and others;
Medium level professionals include those with education level Diploma and above;
Administrative includes those ones who graduated with BA degree in management, administration and personnel and the likes;
Professionals include those people with BA degree and above level of education.
Different levels designated by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 are determined based on their years of service. That is, an employee with a job category of Guard and laborers with a zero year of experience is designated as Guard and Laborer 1. His levels will increase as his number of years of services increase.

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