After an extensive period of research and consultation, in accordance with the Labour Code, Guatemala has announced a minimum wage increase for 2023.

Workers in the Guatemala City Department, corresponding to economic circumscription 1, will receive a 7% increase. Businesses within circumscription 2 will receive a 4% increase.

Both circumscriptions are to also receive a monthly bonus of Q250.00, as per the below.

These increases are effective as of 1 January 2023.

Economic circumscription 1 (Guatemala City department)

Activity Daily Wage Monthly Wage Incentive Bonus Total Salary
Agricultural Q101.05 Q3,073.60 Q250.00 Q3,323.60
Non-agricultural Q104.10 Q3,166.38 Q250.00 Q3,416.38
Export & Maquila Q95.13 Q2,893.54 Q250.00 Q3,143.54

Economic circumscription 2 (Outside Guatemala City department)

Activity Daily Wage Monthly Wage Incentive Bonus Total Salary
Agricultural Q98.22 Q2,987.53 Q250.00 Q3,237.53
Non-agricultural Q101.18 Q3,077.56 Q250.00 Q3,327.56
Export & Maquila Q92.47 Q2,812.63 Q250.00 Q3,062.63

The original announcement can be found on the website of the Guatemalan Government.

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