Minimum Wages for Domestic Workers 2018

The minimum wage for domestic workers employed in Area A¹ is as follows:

For those working 27 ordinary hours or less per week:

R 15.28 per hour
R 412.60 per week (indicative weekly rate for those working a maximum of 27 ordinary hours per week)
R 1,787.80 per month (indicative monthly rate for those working a maximum of 27 ordinary hours per week)

For those working more than 27 ordinary hours per week:

R 13.05 per hour
R 587.40 per week (indicative weekly rate for those working a maximum of 45 ordinary hours per week)
R 2,545.22 per month (indicative monthly rate for those working a maximum of 45 ordinary hours per week)

The minimum wage for domestic workers not employed in Area A¹ is as follows:

For those working 27 ordinary hours or less per week:

R 14.03 per hour
R 378.83 per week (indicative weekly rate for those working a maximum of 27 ordinary hours per week)
R 1,641.48 per month (indicative monthly rate for those working a maximum of 27 ordinary hours per week)

For those working more than 27 ordinary hours per week:

R 11.89 per hour
R 534.91 per week (indicative weekly rate for those working a maximum of 45 ordinary hours per week)
R 2,317.75 per month (indicative monthly rate for those working a maximum of 45 ordinary hours per week)

¹Area A:
Bergrivier Local Municipality, Breederiver Local Municipality, Buffalo City Local Municipality, Cape Augulhas Local Municipality, Cederberg Local Municipality City of Cape Town, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Drakenstein Local Municipality, Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Emalahleni Local Municipality, Emfuleni Local Municipality, Ethekwini Metropolitan Unicity, Gamagara Local Municipality, George Local Municipality, Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality, Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality, Kgatelopele Local Municipality, Khara Hais Local Municipality, Knysna Local Municipality, Kungwini Local Municipality, Kouga Local Municipality, Langeberg Local Municipality, Lesedi Local Municipality, Makana Local Municipality, Mangaung Local Municipality, Matzikama Local Municipality, Metsimaholo Local Municipality, Middelburg Local Municipality, Midvaal Local Municipality, Mgeni Local Municipality, Mogale Local Municipality, Mosselbaai Local Municipality, Msunduzi Local Municipality, Mtubatu Local Municipality, Nama Khoi Local Municipality, Nelson Mandela, Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality, Outshoorn Local Municipality, Overstrand Local Municipality, Plettenbergbaai Local Municipality, Potchefstroom Local Municipality, Randfontein Local Municipality, Richtersveld Local Municipality, Saldanha Bay Local Municipality, Sol Plaatjie Local Municipality, Stellenbosch Local Municipality, Swartland Local Municipality, Swellendam Local Municipality, Theewaterskloof Local Municipality, Umdoni Local Municipality, uMhlathuze Local Municipality and Witzenberg Local Municipality.

Source: Department of Labour Website

 

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