National Minimum Wage

The national minimum wage applies to nearly all workers and sets hourly rates below which pay must not fall. The following table gives the current and future NMW rates.


Main adult rate for workers aged 22 and over Development rate for workers aged 18-21 inclusive Development rate for workers aged 16-17 inclusive

From 1 October 2008




The development rate can also apply to workers aged 22 and above who are in their first 6 months in a new job with a new employer and who are receiving accredited training.

The accomodation offset that can be applied for live-in workers is currently {$var_nmw_accom_offset}.