List of European Union member states by minimum wage

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The following list provides information relating to the (gross) minimum wages (before tax & social charges) of in the European Union member states.

The calculations are based on the assumption of a 40-hour working week and a 52-week year, with the exceptions of France (35 hours),[1] Belgium (38 hours),[2] Ireland (39 hours),[1] and Germany (39.1 hours).[1]

Most of EU countries minimum wages are fixed at a monthly rate, but there are some countries where minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate or a weekly rate.

European countries on the gross minimum wage before tax & social charges:

Countries marked on the map in green have a minimum wage above €2000, in blue in the range from €1000 to €2000, in orange from €500 to €1000, in red below €500. Countries marked on the map in purple do not have a minimum wage.

Minimum wages by EU member states[edit]

EU member state Monthly minimum wage (EUR) Monthly minimum wage (NCU) Hourly rate Exchange rate Effective per
Foo 10 10 10 October 2000
Belgium Logo European Central Bank.svg Belgium 1,625.72 €1,625.72[3] €9.67 1 1 January 2021
Bulgaria Bulgaria 332.34 650 lev (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate) €2.07 1.95 1 January 2021
Croatia Croatia 627.76 4,687.50 kuna[4] 23.44 kuna 7.5 1 January 2022
Czech Republic Czech Republic 639.27 16,200.00 koruna (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[5] 90.50 koruna[5] 25.95 1 January 2022
Estonia Logo European Central Bank.svg Estonia 654.00 €654.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[6] €3.86 1 1 January 2022
France Logo European Central Bank.svg France 1,589.47 €1,589.47 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[7][1] €10.48[8] 1 1 October 2021
Germany Logo European Central Bank.svg Germany 1,585.00 €1,585.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[7][1] €9.50[9] 1 1 January 2021
Greece Logo European Central Bank.svg Greece 773.50 €773.50 (€650 in 14 payments)[1] €3.94 1 1 January 2022
Hungary Hungary 550.00 / 715.00 200,000 Ft / 260,000 Ft for skilled employees forint[10] 1,106 Ft / 1,211 Ft 363.23 1 February 2022
Republic of Ireland Logo European Central Bank.svg Ireland 1,723.80 €1,7745.50 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[11][12] €10.50[13] 1 1 January 2021
Latvia Logo European Central Bank.svg Latvia 500.00 €500.00[7] €2.93 1 1 January 2021
Lithuania Logo European Central Bank.svg Lithuania 730.00 €730.00[7][1][14] €4.47 1 1 January 2022
Luxembourg Logo European Central Bank.svg Luxembourg 2,201.93 €2,201.93 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[15] €12.73[16] 1 1 January 2021
Malta Logo European Central Bank.svg Malta 784.68 €784.68 (minimum wage is fixed at a weekly rate)[7][1] €4.53 1 1 January 2021
Netherlands Logo European Central Bank.svg Netherlands 1,701.00 €1,701.00 [17] €9.82 [18] 1 1 July 2021
Poland Poland 653.50 3,010 złoty[19] 19.70 złoty 4.61 1 January 2022
Portugal Logo European Central Bank.svg Portugal 822.50 €822.50 (€705 in 14 payments) [20] €4.41 1 1 January 2022
Romania Romania 307.93 1,524lei[21] 14.37 lei 4.9485 lei 1 January 2022
Slovakia Logo European Central Bank.svg Slovakia 646.00 €646.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[22] €3.71[22] 1 1 January 2022
Slovenia Logo European Central Bank.svg Slovenia 1,024.24 €1,024.24[7] €5.88 1 1 January 2021
Spain Logo European Central Bank.svg Spain 1,125.83 €1,125.83 (€965 in 14 payments) 1 1 October 2021

EU member states with no minimum wage[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Minimum wage statistics". Eurostat. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Employment legislation". Federal Government of Belgium.
  3. ^ "Remuneration". Federal Public Service Employment.
  4. ^ "Minimum wage to rise by 10.3% to €500 in 2022". 28 October 2021. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  5. ^ a b Košňarová, Barbora (30 December 2020). "Minimální mzda 2021: výše minimální a zaručené mzdy" [Minimum wage 2021: the amount of the minimum and guaranteed wage]. Měšec.cz (in Czech).
  6. ^ "Unions, employers agree to raise minimum wage to €654". Eesti Rahvusringhääling. 6 October 2021. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Monthly minimum wages". Eurostat. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Smic, allocation chômage, APL : ce qui change au 1er octobre 2021". Gouvernement.fr (in French). 1 October 2021. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  9. ^ "Minimum Wage – Germany". WageIndicator Foundation. 3 January 2021. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Hungary to increase minimum wage by nearly €100". KafkaDesk. 22 September 2021.
  11. ^ "Minimum rates of pay". Citizens Information Board. 1 January 2021.
  12. ^ "Minimum wages in 2019 – First findings". Eurofound.
  13. ^ "Minimum wage increases 30c from today". Irish Examiner. 1 February 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  14. ^ "Lithuanian cabinet approves minimum wage rise to EUR 730". Baltic Times. 13 October 2021.
  15. ^ "Social minimum wage and indexation of salaries". Government of Luxembourg. 1 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Minimum Wage – Luxemburg". WageIndicator Foundation. 3 January 2021. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  17. ^ "Amount of the minimum wage". Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment. 1 July 2021.
  18. ^ "Amount of the hourly minimum wage". Ministry of General Affairs (in Dutch). 1 July 2021.
  19. ^ "Poland's minimum wage to go up 7.5 pct in 2022, minister announces". The First News. 14 September 2021.
  20. ^ "Governo aprova subida do salário mínimo para 705 euros a partir de janeiro". Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese). 10 December 2020.
  21. ^ "Romania to raise gross minimum wage to 2,550 lei (515 euro) as of 2022". SeeNews. 5 October 2021. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
  22. ^ a b "Minimum wage sees year-on-year growth". The Slovak Spectator. 25 August 2021.
  23. ^ "Minimum wages in Italy - 2021". WageIndicator Foundation. Retrieved 28 October 2020.

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