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Minimum Wages General in Zambia
Monthly Minimum Wages and Allowances

 

As of January 2011, qualifying employees separated into five main categories are guaranteed following monthly minimum wages and allowances

 

Category Qualifying EmployeeBasic PayTransport AllowanceLunch AllowanceHousing AllowanceMinimum Monthly Pay And Allowances
I ·     General Worker K2, 182 per hour to K419, 000 per month K102, 400 per month (if residence is beyond 3km radius of duty station) K120, 000 per month or free nutritious lunch K125, 700 per month (30% basic pay if housing is not provided) K767, 100
·     Cleaner
·     Handyman
·     Office Orderly
II ·     Guard  K2, 298 per hour or K419, 000 per month* K102, 400 per month (if residence is beyond 3km radius of duty station)  K120, 000 per month or free nutritious lunch K125, 700 per month (30% pay if housing is not provided) K767, 100
·     Watchman
III ·     Driver K3, 125 per hour or K600, 000 per month K102, 400 per month(if residence is beyond 3km radius of duty station) K120, 000 per month or free nutritious lunch K180, 000 per month (30% pay if housing is not provided) K1, 002, 400
IV ·     Typist K3, 385 per hour or K650, 000 per month K102, 400 per month (if residence is beyond 3km radius of duty station) K120, 000 or free nutritious lunch K195, 000 per month (30% pay if housing is not provided) K1, 067, 400
·     Receptionist
·     Telephonist
V Qualified Clerk (with formal certificate or diploma) K4, 505 per hour or K865, 000 per month K102, 000 per month (if residence is beyond 3km radius of duty station) K120, 000 or free nutritious lunch K259, 500 per month (30% pay if housing is not provided) K1, 346, 900
*There seem to be an anomaly here as the per hour wage sums to a much higher monthly figure than K419, 000 considering the 48 working hours per week.

 

Note:

1.Coverage of Minimum Wages and Conditions of Employment (General) Order 2010/2011 - The order governs wages and conditions of employment for the general worker (note that shopkeepers are governed under a separate Statutory Instrument, No. 1 of 2010).
2.The Minimum Wages and Conditions of Employment Act applies to all employees (including casual workers) in Zambia, but do not apply to the following categories of employees:

• Employees of the Government of the Republic of Zambia
• Employees of local authority
• Employees who undergo collective bargaining (unionized workers)
• Employees in management positions (as defined under the Industrial Relations Act)
• Employees in a sector for which the Minister, by statutory instrument, has prescribed the minimum wage.

 

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