Guyana: Minimum Wage Increase

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • The government of Guyana will raise the minimum wage to GYD 60,147 beginning 1 July 2022  


The government of Guyana will increase the minimum wage for private-sector workers by 36 percent beginning 1 July 2022. As a result, the minimum wage will rise from GYD 44,200 to GYD 60,147.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Guyana will increase the minimum wage requirement for private-sector workers to GYD 60,147 effective 1 July 2022. The government also reinforced that workers should not exceed five days of work per week for 40 total hours. Workers who exceed 40 hours in a week must be paid at a minimum rate set out by the Hours and Holiday Act and the country’s labor laws.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Guyana's website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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