Low Pay Commission

On 1 January 2024, the National Minimum Wage rate increased from €11.30 to €12.70 per hour.

Category of employee Hourly rate
Aged 20 and above €12.70
Aged 19 €11.43
Aged 18 €10.16
Aged under 18 €8.89

Further information, including details of exemptions and deductions, can be found on the Workplace Relations Commission website.

The Low Pay Commission makes recommendations to the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment designed to set a minimum wage that is fair and sustainable.

When appropriate the minimum wage can be adjusted to assist as many low-paid workers as possible without harming overall employment or competitiveness.

The Low Pay Commission has recommended a €1.40 increase in the 2024 National Minimum Wage. Read the Low Pay Commission Annual Report 2023.

Should you wish to contact the Low Pay Commission in relation to the national minimum wage or matters relating to the low paid, please see contact details below.