AWB - Agricultural rates of pay, orders and reports

Minimum rates of agricultural pay determined by the Agricultural Wages Board for Northern Ireland (AWB), and links to legislation (Orders) and AWB reports.

2017-2018 AWB rates

The Agricultural Wages Board minimum rates from the first pay reference period beginning on or after 1 April 2017 are:

Rates of pay for 2017-18
Grade Definition Rate per hour
1 Minimum rate - applicable for the first 40 weeks cumulative employment £6.88
2 Standard worker £7.17
3 Lead worker £7.88
4 Craft grade £8.46
5 Supervisory grade £8.95
6 Farm management grade £9.70

(NB - These are the minimum hourly rates before tax and national insurance deductions)

Where, at any time, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW) become higher than the hourly rates set out above, then the minimum rate shall be equal to the NMW or NLW.

When overtime is to be applied after 39 hours of work, it will be applied at a minimum of time and a half.

To view the Press Releases for the new rates of pay for the current year and previous year, please follow this link - Press Releases.

The definitions for the grades and the qualifications required for each grade remain unchanged.

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