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 blue have a minimum wage – in the range from €1000 and above, 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 March 2020
Bulgaria Logo European Central Bank.svg Bulgaria 312 €312 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate) €1.95 1 1 January 2016
Croatia Croatia 546 4,062.51 kuna[4] 20.84 kuna 7.45 1 January 2020
Czech Republic Czech Republic 576.00 14,600.00 koruna (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[5] 87.30 koruna[5] 25.35 1 January 2020
Estonia Logo European Central Bank.svg Estonia 584.00 €584.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[6] €3.48 1 1 January 2020
France Logo European Central Bank.svg France 1,539.42 €1,539.42 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[7][1] €10.15[8] 1 1 January 2020
Germany Logo European Central Bank.svg Germany 1,584.20 €1,584.20 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[7][1] €9.35[9] 1 1 January 2020
Greece Logo European Central Bank.svg Greece 758.33 €758.33 (€650 in 14 payments)[1] €3.94 1 1 February 2019
Hungary Hungary 488.00 / 638.00 161,000 Ft / 210,600 Ft for skilled employees forint[10] 926 Ft / 1,211 Ft 330 1 January 2020
Republic of Ireland Logo European Central Bank.svg Ireland 1,706.90 €1,706.90 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[11] €10.10[12] 1 1 February 2020
Latvia Logo European Central Bank.svg Latvia 430.00 €430.00[7] €2.19 1 1 January 2018
Lithuania Logo European Central Bank.svg Lithuania 607.00 €607.00[7][1][13] €3.39 1 1 January 2020
Luxembourg Logo European Central Bank.svg Luxembourg 2,141.99 €2,141.99 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[14] €12.3576[15] 1 1 January 2020
Malta Logo European Central Bank.svg Malta 761.97 €761.97 (minimum wage is fixed at a weekly rate)[7][1] €4.39 1 2019
Netherlands Logo European Central Bank.svg Netherlands 1,680 €1680 [16] 1 1 July 2020
Poland Poland 611.00 2,600 złoty[17] 17.00 złoty 4.30 1 January 2020
Portugal Logo European Central Bank.svg Portugal 740 €740 (€635 in 14 payments)[18][7][1] €3.75 1 1 January 2020
Romania Romania 466.53 2,230 lei[19] 13 lei 4.78 1 January 2020
Slovakia Logo European Central Bank.svg Slovakia 580.00 €580.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[20] €3.333[20] 1 1 January 2020
Slovenia Logo European Central Bank.svg Slovenia 940.58 €940.58[7] €5.59 1 1 January 2020
Spain Logo European Central Bank.svg Spain 1,108.33 €1,108.33 (€950 in 14 payments) 1 1 January 2020

EU member states with no minimum wage[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Minimum wage statistics". Eurostat. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  2. ^ Employment legislation
  3. ^ FPS Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue. "Remuneration".
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ a b Changes regarding payroll from 1st January 2019
  6. ^ ERR (1 February 2020). "Minimum wage increase introduced on January 1". Eesti Rahvusringhääling. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Minimum wages". Eurostat. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  8. ^ WageIndicator Foundation (3 January 2020). "France Ups Minimum Wage for 2020". Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  9. ^ WageIndicator Foundation (3 January 2020). "German Government increases minimum wage in 2020". Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  10. ^ [2]
  11. ^ [3][4]
  12. ^ Digital Desk staff (1 February 2020). "Minimum wage increases 30c from today". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  13. ^ https://en.delfi.lt/lithuania/economy/ministry-proposes-to-raise-lithuanias-minimum-wage-to-eur-430.d?id=79197433
  14. ^ https://guichet.public.lu/en/entreprises/ressources-humaines/remuneration/paiement-remunerations/salaire.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ Thomas Toussaint (11 January 2020). "Minimum wage increase, exceeds €2,100 in Luxembourg". RTL.lu. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  16. ^ [5]
  17. ^ https://www.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C509321%2Cpoland-boost-minimum-wage-16-pct-2020.html
  18. ^ https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/portugal-minimum-wage-increase-among-lowest-in-eu/49857. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  19. ^ [6]
  20. ^ a b [7]
  21. ^ "Italy". WageIndicator subsite collection. Retrieved 28 October 2020.

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