Minimum Wages in Tamil Nadu

The minimum wages for the state were revised and made effective by the State Government from 1st April 2023.

The State of Tamil Nadu is divided into the following zones:

  1. Zone A – Comprises of all Corporations
  2. Zone B – Comprises of all Municipalities
  3. Zone C – Comprises of Townships, Cantonments, and Town Panchayats
  4. Zone D – Comprises of Village Panchayats
Minimum Wages, made effective from 01.04.23:
EMPLOYMENTS CATEGORYZONESBASIC AMOUNT (PER MONTH)VDA (PER MONTH)TOTAL (PER DAY)TOTAL (PER MONTH)
General Category
(Manager, Sales manager, Field officer, Development officer, Officer-in-charge)
Zone ARs. 5,960.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 424.88Rs. 11,047.00
Zone BRs. 5,910.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 422.96Rs. 10,997.00
Zone CRs. 5,858.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 420.96Rs. 10,945.00
Zone DRs. 5,818.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 419.42Rs. 10,905.00
General Category
(Asst.manager, Accountant, Supervisor, Sales executive, Purchaser, Storekeeper, Agent, Sales promotion employees)
Zone ARs. 5,548.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 409.04Rs. 10,635.00
Zone BRs. 5,496.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.04Rs. 10,583.00
Zone CRs. 5,446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10,533.00
Zone DRs. 5,396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10,483.00
General Category
(Cashier, Clerk, Typist-cum-clerk, Typist, Stenographer, Salesman, Sales representative, Auction bidder, Tradesman, Bill writer)
Zone ARs. 5,507.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.46Rs. 10,594.00
Zone BRs. 5,446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10,533.00
Zone CRs. 5,387.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 402.85Rs. 10,474.00
Zone DRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
General Category
(Bill collector, Booking clerk, Bill clerk, Godown Keeper, Asst. Salesman, Godown-in-charge, Accounts assistant, Receptionist, Lineman, Tally clerk, Weighman, Security Guard, Driver)
Zone ARs. 5,457.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.54Rs. 10,544.00
Zone BRs. 5,396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10,483.00
Zone CRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Zone DRs. 5,285.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 398.92Rs. 10,372.00
General Category
(Peon, Watchman, Shop assistant, Helper, Packer, Attender, Delivery boy, Messenger, Lift operator, Shop boy, Water boy, Sweeper, Gardener, Scavenger)
Zone ARs. 5,396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10,483.00
Zone BRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Zone CRs. 5,275.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 398.54Rs. 10,362.00
Zone DRs. 5,218.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 396.35Rs. 10,305.00
Chemist and Druggist Shops
(Pharmacist, Chemist)
Zone ARs. 5,960.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 424.88Rs. 11,047.00
Zone BRs. 5,910.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 422.96Rs. 10,997.00
Zone CRs. 5,858.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 420.96Rs. 10,945.00
Zone DRs. 5,818.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 419.42Rs. 10,905.00
Chemist and Druggist Shops
(Compounder)
Zone ARs. 5,507.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.46Rs. 10,594.00
Zone BRs. 5,446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10,533.00
Zone CRs. 5,387.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 402.85Rs. 10,474.00
Zone DRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Hair dressing/Salon/Beauty Parlor
(Hairdresser, Hair cutter, Beautician)
Zone ARs. 5,548.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 409.04Rs. 10,635.00
Zone BRs. 5,496.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.04Rs. 10,583.00
Zone CRs. 5,446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10,533.00
Zone DRs. 5,383.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 402.69Rs. 10,470.00
Photo Studios
(Photographer, Photo artist)
Zone ARs. 5,507.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.46Rs. 10,594.00
Zone BRs. 5,446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10,533.00
Zone CRs. 5,387.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 402.85Rs. 10,474.00
Zone DRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Photo Studios
(Assistant photo artist, assistant photographer)
Zone ARs. 5,507.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.46Rs. 10,594.00
Zone BRs. 5,446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10,533.00
Zone CRs. 5,387.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 402.85Rs. 10,474.00
Zone DRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Photo Studios
(Assistant photo artist, assistant photographer)
Zone ARs. 5,457.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.54Rs. 10,544.00
Zone BRs. 5,396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10,483.00
Zone CRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Zone DRs. 5,285.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 398.92Rs. 10,372.00
Service Shops
(Watch mechanic, Radio mechanic, Audio and Video mechanic)
Zone ARs. 5,548.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 409.04Rs. 10,635.00
Zone BRs. 5,496.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.04Rs. 10,583.00
Zone CRs. 5,446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10,533.00
Zone DRs. 5,396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10,483.00
Service Shops
(Bicycle fitter
Zone ARs. 5,396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10,483.00
Zone BRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Zone CRs. 5,275.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 398.54Rs. 10,362.00
Zone DRs. 5,218.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 396.35Rs. 10,305.00
Optical shops and Block maker and Rubber Stamp making
(Optical mechanic, Refractory mechanic, Engraver, Block maker)
Zone ARs. 5,548.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 409.04Rs. 10,635.00
Zone BRs. 5,496.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.04Rs. 10,583.00
Zone CRs. 5,446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10,533.00
Zone DRs. 5,396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10,483.00
Block maker and Rubber Stamp making
(Assistant engraver)
Zone ARs. 5,457.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.54Rs. 10,544.00
Zone BRs. 5,396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10,483.00
Zone CRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Zone DRs. 5,285.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 398.92Rs. 10,372.00
Block maker and Rubber Stamp making/ Electrical Light and Sound Service Shops
(Painter, Electrician)
Zone ARs. 5,507.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.46Rs. 10,594.00
Zone BRs. 5,446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10,533.00
Zone CRs. 5,387.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 402.85Rs. 10,474.00
Zone DRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Electrical Light and Sound Service Shops
(Assistant wireman, Mike operator)
Zone ARs. 5,457.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.54Rs. 10,544.00
Zone BRs. 5,396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10,483.00
Zone CRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Zone DRs. 5,285.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 398.92Rs. 10,372.00
Diagnostic Laboratory
(Radiographer, X-ray Photographer, Laboratory technician)
Zone ARs. 5,507.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.46Rs. 10,594.00
Zone BRs. 5,446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10,533.00
Zone CRs. 5,387.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 402.85Rs. 10,474.00
Zone DRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Chit Funds and Cooperative Society
(Chief accountant, Office superintendent, Secretary, Auditor)
Zone ARs. 5,548.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 409.04Rs. 10,635.00
Zone BRs. 5,496.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.04Rs. 10,583.00
Zone CRs. 5,446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10,553.00
Zone DRs. 5,396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10,483.00
Chit Funds and Cooperative Society
(Personal assistant, Junior development officer, Legal assistant)
Zone ARs. 5,507.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.46Rs. 10,594.00
Zone BRs. 5,446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10,533.00
Zone CRs. 5,387.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 402.85Rs. 10,474.00
Zone DRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Boarding and Lodges
(Room boy, Canvasser)
Zone ARs. 5,396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10,483.00
Zone BRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Zone CRs. 5,275.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 398.54Rs. 10,362.00
Zone DRs. 5,218.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 396.35Rs. 10,305.00
Boarding and Lodges
(Mason, Plumber, Painter, Electrician)
Zone ARs. 5,507.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.46Rs. 10,594.00
Zone BRs. 5,446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10,533.00
Zone CRs. 5,387.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 402.85Rs. 10,474.00
Zone DRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Miscellaneous Workers
(Carpenter, Polisher, Rattan Worker, Musical technician, Umbrella fitting, Automobile polisher, Bag maker)
Zone ARs. 5,548.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 409.04Rs. 10,635.00
Zone BRs. 5,496.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.04Rs. 10,583.00
Zone CRs. 5,446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10,533.00
Zone DRs. 5,396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10,483.00
Miscellaneous Workers
(Operator in Petrol bunks)
Zone ARs. 5,396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10,483.00
Zone BRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Zone CRs. 5,275.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 398.54Rs. 10,362.00
Zone DRs. 5,218.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 396.35Rs. 10,305.00
Miscellaneous Workers
(Photo frame worker and cutter)
Zone ARs. 5,507.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.46Rs. 10,594.00
Zone BRs. 5,446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10,533.00
Zone CRs. 5,387.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 402.85Rs. 10,474.00
Zone DRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Miscellaneous Workers
(Skilled labor in lift installing establishments, air condition plant operator)
Zone ARs. 5,548.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 409.04Rs. 10,635.00
Zone BRs. 5,496.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.04Rs. 10,583.00
Zone CRs. 5,446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10,533.00
Zone DRs. 5,396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10,483.00
Miscellaneous Workers
(Fruit Juice And Lassi Makers in Shops)
Zone ARs. 5,457.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.54Rs. 10,544.00
Zone BRs. 5,396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10,483.00
Zone CRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Zone DRs. 5,285.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 398.92Rs. 10,372.00
Miscellaneous Workers
(Engraver In Steel and Aluminum Vessels Shops)
Zone ARs. 5,507.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.46Rs. 10,594.00
Zone BRs. 5,446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10,533.00
Zone CRs. 5,387.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 402.85Rs. 10,474.00
Zone DRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Miscellaneous Workers
(Firewood Cutter in Fire-Wood Shop)
Zone ARs. 5,457.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.54Rs. 10,544.00
Zone BRs. 5,396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10,483.00
Zone CRs. 5,338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10,425.00
Zone DRs. 5,285.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 398.92Rs. 10,372.00
Miscellaneous Workers
(Tyre Grinder in Tyre Resoling, Retreading and Tube Vulcanizing Shops)
Zone ARs. 5507.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 407.46Rs. 10594.00
Zone BRs. 5446.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 405.12Rs. 10533.00
Zone CRs. 5387.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 402.85Rs. 10474.00
Zone DRs. 5338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10425.00
Miscellaneous Workers
(Workers Engaged in Drying, Storing, Washing, Measuring Loading and Unloading in Pandagasalai, Warehouse, Godown, Storeroom and Hill Produce Merchant Shops)
Zone ARs. 5396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10483.00
Zone BRs. 5338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10425.00
Zone CRs. 5275.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 398.54Rs. 10362.00
Zone DRs. 5218.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 396.35Rs. 10305.00
Miscellaneous Workers
(Workers Engaged in Drying, Storing, Washing, Measuring Loading and Unloading in Pandagasalai, Warehouse, Godown, Storeroom and Hill Produce Merchant Shops)
Zone ARs. 5396.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 403.19Rs. 10483.00
Zone BRs. 5338.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 400.96Rs. 10425.00
Zone CRs. 5275.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 398.54Rs. 10362.00
Zone DRs. 5218.00Rs. 5,087.00Rs. 396.35Rs. 10305.00

Salary Structure For Minimum Wage Workers in Tamil Nadu

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Salary Structure for Unskilled Labour: Under Minimum Wage in Tamil Nadu
CTC600000
Minimum Wages11047
Basic Salary Structure
ComponentsFormula
AllowanceBASIC + DA25000
HRA12500.00
LTA1250.00
SP11250.00
Gross Salary50000.00
Ad-hoc AllowanceMonthly Bonus4150.00
ContributionEmployee PF1800
Employee ESI0
LWF Employee3
DeductionEmployee PF1800
Employee ESI0
LWF Employee15
PF Admin Charge150
PT150
Salary on Hand46082
Note: Copy this BASIC + DA value to perform the Salary Structure Calculation
Calculated Basic + DA25000
Salary Structure for Semi-skilled Labour: Under Minimum Wage in Tamil Nadu
CTC600000
Minimum Wages11047
Basic Salary Structure
ComponentsFormula
AllowanceBASIC + DA25000
HRA12500.00
LTA1250.00
SP11250.00
Gross Salary50000.00
Ad-hoc AllowanceMonthly Bonus4150.00
ContributionEmployee PF1800
Employee ESI0
LWF Employee3
DeductionEmployee PF1800
Employee ESI0
LWF Employee15
PF Admin Charge150
PT150
Salary on Hand46082
Note: Copy this BASIC + DA value to perform the Salary Structure Calculation
Calculated Basic + DA25000
Salary Structure for Skilled Labour: Under Minimum Wage in Tamil Nadu
CTC600000
Minimum Wages10635
Basic Salary Structure
ComponentsFormula
AllowanceBASIC + DA25000
HRA12500.00
LTA1250.00
SP11250.00
Gross Salary50000.00
Ad-hoc AllowanceMonthly Bonus4150.00
ContributionEmployee PF1800
Employee ESI0
LWF Employee3
DeductionEmployee PF1800
Employee ESI0
LWF Employee15
PF Admin Charge150
PT150
Salary on Hand46082
Note: Copy this BASIC + DA value to perform the Salary Structure Calculation
Calculated Basic + DA25000
Salary Structure for Highly Skilled Labour: Under Minimum Wage in Tamil Nadu
CTC600000
Minimum Wages10635
Basic Salary Structure
ComponentsFormula
AllowanceBASIC + DA25000
HRA12500.00
LTA1250.00
SP11250.00
Gross Salary50000.00
Ad-hoc AllowanceMonthly Bonus4150.00
ContributionEmployee PF1800
Employee ESI0
LWF Employee3
DeductionEmployee PF1800
Employee ESI0
LWF Employee15
PF Admin Charge150
PT150
Salary on Hand46082
Note: Copy this BASIC + DA value to perform the Salary Structure Calculation
Calculated Basic + DA25000

Source: https://labourlawreporter.com/minimum-wages-tamil-nadu/

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