Minimum Wage – Uganda

  • Valid in June 2019
  • The amounts are in Uganda Shilling (Sh).

Per Month
National Minimum Wage
Minimum wage with effect from Jul 01, 2017. Information last updated on this page Oct 23, 2018

Working Hours

  • Days per week specified: 6.0
  • Hours per week specified: 48
  • Workers are entitled to at least 1 day of rest per week (24 consecutive hours). (Section 51 of the Employment Act, 2006).


Different people pay different rates over and above the minimum wage. Since the minimum wage has never been changed or removed for a long time, it remains the minimum although it is now a very low minimum which is almost impossible for anybody to pay below it.

Uganda has a government-mandated minimum wage. No worker in Uganda can be paid less then this mandatory minimum rate of pay.
Employers in Uganda who fail to pay the Minimum Wage may be subject to punishment by the government of Uganda.


The 1984 Minimum Wages Advisory Board recommended minimum wages.

More information is available at

Archived Minimum Wages