2024 Minimum Wage in Metro Manila: Daily Rates and Legal Basis

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Written by Hanna Sillo

What is the new minimum wage in the National Capital Region? Here is the complete guide to the changes in rates as per Wage Order No. NCR-24.

Minimum Wage: Metro Manila Daily Rates and Legal Basis
Minimum Wage: Metro Manila Daily Rates and Legal Basis

As the bustling economic hub of the Philippines, the National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila is home to a diverse workforce. It houses industries ranging from manufacturing and retail to hospitality and services. That said, it is important to understand the nuances of minimum wages in Metro Manila, from legal requirements and exemptions to strategies for negotiating fair compensation.

Labor and Employment Wage Expectations in the NCR

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) has set minimum wage rates for the different industries in Metro Manila.

Whether you’re a business owner looking to stay competitive in a challenging market or a worker seeking to ensure that you’re being fairly compensated, this guide will explain the minimum wage policies in Metro Manila.

Minimum wage rate in Metro Manila in 2024

The Wage Board approved another batch of wage hikes last June 26 that went into effect on July 16, 2023. This adds another Php 40.00 to the previous rate and is still effective this 2024.

As a result, below is the current minimum wage for private employees in the National Capital Region under the new Wage Order No. NCR-24.

Sector or IndustryPrevious Minimum Wage RateWage IncreaseNew Minimum Wage Rate
Non-Agriculture SectorPhp 570.00Php 40.00Php 610.00
Agriculture SectorPhp 533.00Php 40.00Php 573.00
Service or retail establishments with 15 or fewer employeesPhp 533.00Php 40.00Php 573.00
Manufacturing establishments regularly employing less than 10 workersPhp 533.00Php 40.00Php 573.00
Current daily minimum wage rates in Metro Manila (NCR)

After the increase, minimum wage earners in the non-agriculture sector in Metro Manila are now earning Php 570.00 per day. Furthermore, workers in other sectors will now earn at least Php 533.00 per day.

Daily minimum wage rates for different cities in Metro Manila (NCR)

City or MunicipalityNon-Agriculture SectorAgriculture, Service or Retail, Manufacturing
CaloocanPhp 610.00Php 573.00
Las PiñasPhp 610.00Php 573.00
MakatiPhp 610.00Php 573.00
MalabonPhp 610.00Php 573.00
MandaluyongPhp 610.00Php 573.00
ManilaPhp 610.00Php 573.00
MarikinaPhp 610.00Php 573.00
MuntinlupaPhp 610.00Php 573.00
ParañaquePhp 610.00Php 573.00
PasayPhp 610.00Php 573.00
PasigPhp 610.00Php 573.00
QuezonPhp 610.00Php 573.00
San JuanPhp 610.00Php 573.00
TaguigPhp 610.00Php 573.00
ValenzuelaPhp 610.00Php 573.00
NavotasPhp 610.00Php 573.00
PaterosPhp 610.00Php 573.00
Daily Metro Manila wage rates

Increased monthly minimum wage rate for local domestic workers and helpers

Previous Monthly Wage RateWage IncreaseCurrent Monthly Wage Rate
Php 5,000.00Php 1,000.00Php 6,000.00
Monthly minimum wage rate for local domestic helpers

Aside from the increase in the daily wage rate of workers, the new wage order also set a new rate for domestic workers and helpers in the NCR. After the additional monthly minimum wage increase of Php 1,000, the new rate for domestic workers is now Php 6,000.

Latest Minimum Wage in Metro Manila (2024)

As per the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the latest minimum wages in Metro Manila remained the same for 2024 as it was in 2023.

As a result, the minimum wage ranges from Php 573.00 to Php 610.00 per day in 2024, as it was in 2023 following the guidelines of the Wage Rationalization Act.

Compliance with the Wage Rationalization Act in 2024

The Wage Rationalization Act ensures a fair and impartial system for setting remuneration. Moreover, it determines clauses for wage increases all over the Philippines.


The National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) and the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards-National Capital Region (RTWPB-NCR) has issued a Php 40.00 wage hike order last June 26, 2023.

This raised the minimum wage in the NCR from Php 570.00 to Php 610.00 for non-agriculture workers. Moreover, it raised the daily rate from Php 533.00 to Php 573.00 for workers in the agricultural sector.

Northern Mindanao

On December 21, 2023, the Northern Mindanao Wage Board was the last governing body to issue a wage hike in its regional jurisdiction.

From this came the increase from Php 423.00 to Php 438.00 for the non-agriculture sector. Moreover, it revised the daily rate from Php 411.00 to Php 426.00 for the agriculture sector.

Davao Region

A new wage hike order from the Davao Region Wage Board is yet to be implemented.

However, consultations with the Philippine Statistics Authority, the Department of Trade and Industry, the National Economic and Development Authority, and the Department of Agriculture have been held.

Public hearings to finalize the orders are scheduled to progress within the first three months of the year 2024.

Who sets the minimum wage in the National Capital Region?

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) determines the minimum wage rates in NCR cities.

Furthermore, the board may also implement salary adjustments to the rates periodically. The current daily minimum wage rates in the NCR follow Wage Order No. NCR-24 and are effective as of July 16, 2023.

The minimum wage rates for domestic workers in Metro Manila and the rest of the NCR are covered by Wage Order No. NCR-DW-03 and are effective as of July 13, 2022.

It is important to note that the minimum wage rates in other regions of the Philippines may differ from those in the NCR. The minimum wage rates are adjusted periodically and may vary depending on the industry and the number of employees.

What is the range of minimum wage in Metro Manila?

Under the new wage order, the minimum wage rate for the different sectors in the NCR ranges from Php 570 to Php 610. However, the actual amount depends on the business’s number of employees and the industry.

For example, manufacturing firms regularly employing less than ten workers have a minimum wage rate of Php 573, while retail or service firms with a maximum of 15 workers have a minimum wage rate of Php 610.

Increase in National Wages in the NCR and the Rest of the Philippines

The minimum wage is usually raised to address issues related to income inequality and poverty.

Metro Manila is an expensive area where the cost of living is generally higher than in other regions in the Philippines. Given this, raising the minimum wage may be necessary to ensure that workers are able to meet their basic needs and have a decent standard of living.

Additionally, raising the minimum wage can also stimulate economic growth by increasing consumer spending.

When workers take home more income to spend, it can lead to increased demand for goods and services. As a result, it can create more jobs and generate more economic activity.


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