Minimum Wage

The Cantonal Government has put the law into effect, which was approved by the voters. The cantonal minimum wage shall apply from 01.07.2022. At the same time, the Cantonal Government passed the executive ordinance.

The minimum wage of CHF 21 will be adjusted annually, for the first time on 01.01.2023. The minimum wage due can be found under "Current minimum wage".

On June 13, 2021, the voters in Basel-Stadt approved the cantonal minimum wage law with 54 percent in favour. This act was the counter-proposal put forward by the Cantonal Government and parliament to the initiative "No wages under 23.-". Basel-Stadt is the first canton in German-speaking Switzerland to introduce a minimum wage with the aim that the salary of a full-time job should be enough to live on.