Minimum Wage – Retail and Wholesale Trade

  • Valid in January 2020
  • The amounts are in Sri Lanka Rupee (₨).

Job type

Per month
Grade I: Store-keepers, book-keepers, cashiers, managers, stenographers, dispersers - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
13580.0
Grade I: Store-keepers, book-keepers, cashiers, managers, stenographers, dispersers - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
13755.0
Grade I: Store-keepers, book-keepers, cashiers, managers, stenographers, dispersers - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
13930.0
Grade I: Store-keepers, book-keepers, cashiers, managers, stenographers, dispersers - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
14105.0
Grade I: Store-keepers, book-keepers, cashiers, managers, stenographers, dispersers - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
14280.0
Grade I: Store-keepers, book-keepers, cashiers, managers, stenographers, dispersers - 6th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
14455.0
Grade I: Store-keepers, book-keepers, cashiers, managers, stenographers, dispersers - 7th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
14630.0
Grade I: Store-keepers, book-keepers, cashiers, managers, stenographers, dispersers - 8th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
14805.0
Grade I: Store-keepers, book-keepers, cashiers, managers, stenographers, dispersers - 9th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
14980.0
Grade I: Store-keepers, book-keepers, cashiers, managers, stenographers, dispersers - 10th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
15155.0
Grade II: Telephone operators, clerks, typists, ledger clerks, accounts clerks, assistant cashiers, cost clerks, wages clerks, cash machine operators, bill clerks - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12876.0
Grade II: Telephone operators, clerks, typists, ledger clerks, accounts clerks, assistant cashiers, cost clerks, wages clerks, cash machine operators, bill clerks - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
13026.0
Grade II: Telephone operators, clerks, typists, ledger clerks, accounts clerks, assistant cashiers, cost clerks, wages clerks, cash machine operators, bill clerks - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
13176.0
Grade II: Telephone operators, clerks, typists, ledger clerks, accounts clerks, assistant cashiers, cost clerks, wages clerks, cash machine operators, bill clerks - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
13326.0
Grade II: Telephone operators, clerks, typists, ledger clerks, accounts clerks, assistant cashiers, cost clerks, wages clerks, cash machine operators, bill clerks - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
13476.0
Grade II: Telephone operators, clerks, typists, ledger clerks, accounts clerks, assistant cashiers, cost clerks, wages clerks, cash machine operators, bill clerks - 6th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
13626.0
Grade II: Telephone operators, clerks, typists, ledger clerks, accounts clerks, assistant cashiers, cost clerks, wages clerks, cash machine operators, bill clerks - 7th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
13776.0
Grade II: Telephone operators, clerks, typists, ledger clerks, accounts clerks, assistant cashiers, cost clerks, wages clerks, cash machine operators, bill clerks - 8th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
13926.0
Grade II: Telephone operators, clerks, typists, ledger clerks, accounts clerks, assistant cashiers, cost clerks, wages clerks, cash machine operators, bill clerks - 9th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
14076.0
Grade II: Telephone operators, clerks, typists, ledger clerks, accounts clerks, assistant cashiers, cost clerks, wages clerks, cash machine operators, bill clerks - 10th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
14226.0
Grade III: Bill collectors, salesmen and sales grils, checkers - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12179.0
Grade III: Bill collectors, salesmen and sales grils, checkers - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12304.0
Grade III: Bill collectors, salesmen and sales grils, checkers - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12429.0
Grade III: Bill collectors, salesmen and sales grils, checkers - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12554.0
Grade III: Bill collectors, salesmen and sales grils, checkers - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12679.0
Grade III: Bill collectors, salesmen and sales grils, checkers - 6th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12804.0
Grade III: Bill collectors, salesmen and sales grils, checkers - 7th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
12929.0
Grade III: Bill collectors, salesmen and sales grils, checkers - 8th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
13054.0
Grade III: Bill collectors, salesmen and sales grils, checkers - 9th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
13179.0
Grade III: Bill collectors, salesmen and sales grils, checkers - 10th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
13304.0
Grade IV: Labourers, delivery boys, shop boys, packers, messenger boys, counter boys, orderlines, loading and unloading labourers, pump attendants, cycle boys - 1st year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
11500.0
Grade IV: Labourers, delivery boys, shop boys, packers, messenger boys, counter boys, orderlines, loading and unloading labourers, pump attendants, cycle boys - 2nd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
11600.0
Grade IV: Labourers, delivery boys, shop boys, packers, messenger boys, counter boys, orderlines, loading and unloading labourers, pump attendants, cycle boys - 3rd year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
11700.0
Grade IV: Labourers, delivery boys, shop boys, packers, messenger boys, counter boys, orderlines, loading and unloading labourers, pump attendants, cycle boys - 4th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
11800.0
Grade IV: Labourers, delivery boys, shop boys, packers, messenger boys, counter boys, orderlines, loading and unloading labourers, pump attendants, cycle boys - 5th year
Minimum wage with effect from Aug 01, 2018.
11900.0

Working Hours

  • Days per week specified: 6.0
  • Hours per week specified: 45
  • Overtime is paid at One and Half times the normal hourly rate of wage.
    Holiday pay for work on weekends (Sundays) and public holidays is paid for at a higher rate 1 1/2 times the daily rate or double the rate of remuneration.

Definitions

Bonuses e.g. project, attendance, festival would vary from company to company.

Source

According to legislation to be presented in Parliament shortly, the national minimum monthly wage for all workers in any industry or service will be Rs. 10,000, while the national minimum daily wage of a worker will be Rs. 400. Once the law is enacted, it will be mandatory for employers in all industry or service to pay the national minimum wage which should be the wage of a worker after deduction of all contributions of whatsoever nature. The law will come into operation with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016.

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