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Minimum wages and average monthly salaries for employees in Costa Rica.

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Minimum Wage Required by Law

Monthly Wages*
Job Description  Minimum Wage in CRCMinimum Wage in USD1Hourly Rate2
Non-Qualified Worker 220,345.47 $433.88 $2.24
Semi-Qualified Worker 237,353.28 $467.37 $2.42
Qualified Worker 249,725.23 $491.73 $2.54
High School Level Technician 268,376.40 $528.46 $2.73
Specialized Worker 287,599.41 $566.31 $2.93
College Graduate Technicians 330,744.39 $651.26 $3.37
"Diplomado" Degree Holder 357,216.28 $703.39 $3.64
Bachelor Degree Holder 405,167.82 $797.81 $4.13
"Licenciatura" Degree holder 486,218.04 $957.40 $4.95
Daily Wages **
Job DescriptionMinimum Wage in CRCMinimum Wage in USD1Hourly Rate3
Non-Qualified Worker 7,383.17 $14.54 $1.82
Semi-Qualified Worker 8,038.71 $15.83 $1.98
Qualified Worker 8,193.77 $16.13 $2.02
Specialized Worker 9,820.13 $19.34 $2.42

*Generic Salaries

**Daily wages associated with the Agriculture, Mining, Manufacturing, Industry, Construction, Electricity, Trading, Tourism, Services, Transportation, & Storage sectors.

(1) Estimated Rate Based on Exchange Rate of 507.85 CRC per U.S. Dollar.

(2) Estimated Salary per worked hour, calculated as 290 work days at 8 hours per day.

(3) Estimated Salary per worked hour, calculated at 8 hours per day.

Minimum Monthly Salaries of Personnel

Job TitleMonthly Salary in CRCYearly Salary in USD4
Office Clerk 237,353.28 $5,608
Computer Analyst 371,707.98* $8,783
Accountant with Bachelor's Degree 405,167.82 $9,574
Electrician 198,016.11* $4,679
Tourism Guide 198,016.11* $4,679
Construction Foreman 237,319.81* $5,608
Massage Therapist 198,016.11* $4,679
Journalist 598,825.18 $14,150
General Mechanic 198,016.11* $4,679
Computer Programmer 237,319.81* $5,608
Receptionist 237,353.28 $5,608
Paralegal 287,599.41 $6,796
Dental Assistant 237,319.81* $5,608
Graphic Designer 237,319.81* $5,608
Auditing Assistant 357,216.28 $8,441

*Monthly salary calculated based on government-mandated daily salary.

(4) Estimated Rate Based on Exchange Rate of 507.85 CRC per U.S. Dollar.

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