A national minimum wage does not exist in Liberia. Rather, this wage is determined by the type of employee. Unskilled laborers, for example, must be paid at least 15 Liberian dollars per hour, while civil servants must be paid at least 5,600 Liberian dollars per month.
Certain Liberian labor unions wield more clout in the country and are negotiating or have already achieved wage increases. The United Workers Union of Liberia (UWUL) and ArcelorMittal Liberia (AML) recently signed a labor contract that will raise wages by 14.5 percent for miners, forklift drivers, and other workers.