National minimum wage in detail

Generally, salary and benefits are not regulated by law in Cyprus, and are negotiable by the employer and employees or their representatives by means of individual or collective agreements. However, for certain occupations a minimum wage has been set under the Minimum Wage Order of the Ministerial Council and this has applied since 1 April 2012. For shop assistants, clerks, child-care workers, and personal care workers (nursing assistants), the minimum wage is set at EUR 870 (gross monthly pay) for the first six months of employment and thereafter EUR 924 for employees continuing to work at the same employer. The minimum wage for security guards is EUR 4.90 per hour and upon completion of a six-month period of employment at the same employer this is increased to EUR 5.20 per hour. The hourly rate of pay for newly recruited cleaners is EUR 4.55 and upon completing six months of employment at the same employer this increases to EUR 4.84.

Note that in the above chart, the rate we have used is the one that applies to shop assistants, clerks etc.

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Author: George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

Date: March 2019

Note: For specific advice on any particular issue, please consult the relevant firm. The law is stated as at March 2019.


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