AUGUST 2019 – MOROCCO MINIMUM WAGE

It is important that employers note the following: 

Minimum wage increased

Morocco has a government-mandated minimum wage which stipulates that no worker in Morocco can be paid less than this mandatory minimum rate of pay. Employers in Morocco who fail to pay the minimum wage may be subject to punishment by Morocco’s government.

Two sectors are specified in the national minimum wage rates:

  • SMAG for employees and workers carrying out agricultural work;
  • SMIG for employees and workers in industrial and commercial sectors, as well as liberal professions.

The social agreement signed in April 2019 provided for an increase of SMIG and SMAG of 10% over a period of two years.

  • An increase of SMIG/SMAG of 5% from 1 July 2019
  • An increase of SMIG/SMAG of 5% from 1 July 2020

The value of the SMIG as of 1 July 2019 is fixed at 14.13 Dirham per hour.
The SMIG monthly is equal to 14.13 Dirham per hour * 191 hours per month = 2,698.83 MAD.

As of 1 July 2020, the value of the SMIG will be 14.81 Dirham per hour.
The monthly SMIG equals 14.81 Dirham per hour * 191 hours per month = 2,828.71 MAD.

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