Minimum Wage Rates in the Philippines 2020 (as of June 2, 2020 )

     The Wage Rationalization Act No.6727, mandates the minimum wage rates in the Philippines 2020. It also authorized the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs) to determine the daily minimum wage rates. The daily minimum wage rate is computed based on industry (non-agriculture, agriculture plantation, non-plantation) per locality (differs per region) and in some cases depending on the number of workers and the capitalization of enterprises (retail and service).

     Last October 30, 2018, a new wage increase was issued under the Wage Orders which apply to all sector workers and employees receiving the daily minimum wage.This increase was implemented with an aim that all minimum wages shall always be above the poverty threshold to help workers and their families meet basic needs.

Minimum Wage Rates in the Philippines 2020
as of June 2, 2020


Non- Agriculture, Agriculture
Date of Issuance
NCRWO 22/October 30, 201822-Nov-18Php 500.00 – 537.00Php 500.00Php 500
CARWO 20/October 1, 201918-Nov-19340.00 – 350.00340.00 – 350.00340.00 – 350.00
IWO 20/March 19, 201930-Apr-19282.00 – 340.00295282
IIWO 20/February 4, 202016-Mar-20370345345
IIIWO 22/November 27,20191-Jan-20369.00-420.00354.00-390.00342.00-374.00
IV-AWO 18/February 28, 201828-Apr-18317.00 – 400.00303.00 – 370.00303.00 – 356.00
IV-BWO 09/October 9, 201827-Nov-18294.00 – 320.00294.00 – 320.00294.00 – 320.00
VWO 19/August 14, 201821-Sep-18310310310
VIWO 25/October 22, 201926-Nov-19310.00 – 395.00315315
VIIWO 22/November 26, 20195-Jan-20356.00-404.00351.00-394.00351.00-394.00
VIIIWO 21/July 22, 201918-Aug-19325295295
IXWO 20/June 29, 201830-Jul-18316303303
XWO 20/October 9, 20181-Nov-18343.00 – 365.00331.00 – 353.00331.00 – 353.00
XIWO 20/June 27, 201816-Aug-18396391391
XIIWO 21/December 16, 20192-Feb-20336315315
CARAGAWO16/April 2, 20191-May-19320320320
BARMMWO 01/November 13, 20191-Jan-20300.00 – 325.00290.00 – 300.00290.00 – 300.00


Per Wage Order No. NCR-22
Effective: 22 November 2018

Sector/IndustryBasic Wage/Integration of COLABasic Wage IncreaseNew Minimum Wage Rates
(Plantation and Non Plantation)
Retail/Service Establishments
employing 15 workers or less
Manufacturing Establishments
regularly employing less than
10 workers

This Wage Order covers the Cities of Caloocan, Las Pinas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon, San Juan, Taguig, Navotas, and Valenzuela and Municipality of Pateros which  grants the following:

  • ₱25.00/day basic wage increase for all sectors
  • Integration of ₱10.00 COLA under Wage Order NCR-20 into the basic pay

Other Facts about Minimum Wage Rates in the Philippines 2020

  • The following categories of establishments are exempted from the minimum wage order :
    1. Distressed establishments;
    2. Retail/service establishments regularly employing not more than ten (10) workers; and
    3.  Establishments adversely affected by natural calamities.
  • Minimum wage earners are exempted from paying income tax according to the National Internal Revenue Code – RA 9504 but their additional income earned from employment, business or practice of profession is subject to income tax as well as  commissions and fixed monthly allowances received on top of the minimum wage. The following are exempted from income tax:
    1. Holiday pay
    2. Overtime pay
    3. Night shift differential pay
    4. Hazard pay
  • Homeworkers and those who are paid on piece rate, sakada, takay, pakyaw or task basis, shall receive not less than the prescribed minimum wage rates under the Regional Wage Orders for normal working hours which shall not exceed eight (8) hours a day.
  • Wage of apprentices and learners shall in no case be less than seventy-five (75%) percent of the applicable minimum wage rates.
  • A qualified disabled employee shall be subject to the same terms and conditions of employment and the same compensation, privileges, benefits, fringe benefits or allowances as a qualified able bodied person based on Sec. 1 of
    RA 10524 or the Magna Carta for Persons with disability).


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