Department of Labour

New Minimum Wages for Domestic Workers


MINIMUM WAGES - DOMESTIC WORKERS


What is the minimum wage for domestic workers and nannies?

Here are the latest minimum rates for domestic workers for period 1 December 2015 to 30 November 2016, as announced by the Department of Labour.

Minimum wages for domestic workers who work more than 27 ordinary hours per week:

Area A: major metropolitan areas*

  • Hourly rate:    R11.44
  • Weekly rate:   R514.82
  • Monthly rate:  R2230.70
  • Those not covered in Area A

  • Hourly rate :   R10.23
  • Weekly rate:   R460.15
  • Monthly rate:  R1993.82
  • Minimum wages for domestic workers who work 27 ordinary hours per week or less:

    Area A: major metropolitan areas*

  • Hourly rate: R13.39
  • Weekly rate: R361.50
  • Monthly rate: R1566.35
  • Those not covered in Area A

  • Hourly rate: R12.07
  • Weekly rate: R325.98
  • Monthly rate: R1412.49

  • Department of Labour: 1 December 2015

    Domestic Worker Minimum Wage Increases from 1 December 2015 until 30 November 2016

    Source: The South African Labour Guide