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.

2019-2020 AWB rates

The Agricultural Wages Board minimum rates from the first pay reference period beginning on or after 1 April 2019:

Rates of pay for 2019-20
Grade Definition Rate per hour
1 Minimum rate - applicable for the first 40 weeks cumulative employment £6.88
2 Standard worker £7.42
3 Lead worker £8.40
4 Craft grade £9.03
5 Supervisory grade £9.51
6 Farm management grade £10.32

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

If, at any time, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW) is higher than the hourly rates set out above, then the minimum rate shall be equal to the NMW or NLW. The NMW/NLW rates are available here:

National Minimum Wage and Nationa Living Wage rates

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

2018-2019 AWB rates

The Agricultural Wages Board minimum rates from the first pay reference period beginning on or after 1 April 2018 are:

Grade Definition Rate per hour
1 Minimum rate - applicable for the first 40 weeks cumulative employment £6.88
2 Standard worker £7.42
3 Lead worker £8.16
4 Craft grade £8.76
5 Supervisory grade £9.26
6 Farm management grade £10.04

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

If, at any time, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW) is higher than the hourly rates set out above, then the minimum rate shall be equal to the NMW or NLW. The NMW/NLW rates are available here:

National Minimum Wage and Nationa Living Wage rates

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

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

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