Both pursuing a global approach and perspective WageIndicator Foundation and the GLO collaborate to promote the collection of data in all countries and provide access to this data.
The underlying aim is to ensure transparency and enable informed decisions for all actors on the labour market, the academic community, policy makers, employers and workers as well as households and individuals.

Through WageIndicator the GLO provides access to databases on Wages, Income and Prices (including the Minimum Wage database, the Real Wages database & Salary Checks, Wages in Context and Cost of Living / Living Wage data base) as well as on Labour Law and Collective Agreements (including the Labour Law Database and the Collective Agreements Database).

WageIndicator Global Coverage 2019

Data on Wages, Income and Prices

  1. Minimum Wage database
    • Global and national teams collects all minimum wage rates
    • Up to date as gazetted, since 2010
    • Minimum wages regulations for 117 countries
    • Information in English and national language
    • By the start of 2019  in 117 countries
    • Access:  https://wageindicator.org/salary/minimum-wage
    • Access to data: April 2019
  2. Real Wages database & Salary Checks
  3. Cost of Living / Living Wage data base
  4. Wages in Context
    • National poverty line, Minimum wages, Living wages,Low, medium high skilled wages are presented in context
    • By the start of 2019 Wages in Context for 68 countries
    • Access: Wages in Context: https://wageindicator.org/salary/wages-in-context
    • Access to data, on demand

Data on Labour Law and Collective Agreements

  1. Labour Law Database
    • WageIndicator collects data of 50 labour law topics
    • Yearly update, always links to national law, since 2008
    • Text always in English and national language
    • Compliance Check with law and minimum wages, online and offline
    • By the start of 2019 in 1001 countries
    • Access: to labour Law:  https://wageindicator.org/labour-laws/labour-law-around-the-world
    • Access to data: on demand
  2. Collective Agreements (CBA) Database

About WageIndicator

  • Aim: transparency, assisting workers/employers to make informed decisions on daily basis on the basis of factual information
  • All national WageIndicator websites are in the national language(s); the overall global site is in English: wageindicator.org
  • In 2018 WageIndicator had 30 million visitors, of which approx.  60%  through mobile.  Users left behind: 430.000 completed salary surveys.
  • Target group – workers, job seekers, small employers PLUS social partners, governments, OECD, ILO, academic community…
  • Start in 2001 in Netherlands, since 2004 websites in neighboring countries, since 2006 websites in countries in other continents, currently in 93 countries, “easy” to enlarge to 167 countries, which is the plan for 2019/2020
  • Global teams operate from The Netherlands (HQ University of Amsterdam), and from small offices from: Argentina, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Tanzania. There are many national specialised contact persons. In many countries social partners work together with WageIndicator.

All databases use same supporting databases

country namesNAcurrently in 47 languages
currenciesNAcurrently in 47 languages
regions and cities167 countriesEnglish + nat. language
350 industry names, coded NACE-2.0 3 / 4 digitNAcurrently in 47 languages
1700 occupational titles, coded ISCO-08 5 digitIn 2017 5000 titlescurrently in 47 languages
educational levels, coded   ISCED-97 (soon ISCED-11) 130 countriesEnglish + nat. language
largest companies in countryfor CBA databaseNA
trade union database