El Salvador has minimum wage laws which vary depending on the area of the economy. Minimums in the agricultural sector are significantly lower than urban employment. It is also important to recognize that these wages only apply to people in a formal employment relationship; the significant percentage of Salvadorans in the informal economy do not have any guarantees. Minimum wages are calculated on an 8 hour day and a 44 hour work week.
Current minimum wages in El Salvador:
|Area of economy|
|Maquilas -- Textiles and clothing|
|Retail and service|
|Sugar cane harvest|