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National Minimum Wage will increase on 1st of February 2020

Published: 16 January 2020
From: Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

The national minimum hourly rate will become €10.10 on 1st February 2020 .

    Category of Employee Hourly Rate
    Experienced Adult Worker €10.10
    Under 18 €7.07
    Aged 18 €8.08
    Aged 19 €9.09
    Since 04/03/2019 trainee rates are abolished

For the purposes of the National Minimum Wage your gross wage includes, for example, the basic salary and any shift premium, bonus or service charge.

If you receive board and/or lodgings i.e. food and/or accommodation from your employer, the maximum amounts that can be included are:

  • for meals only €0.90, per hour worked
  • €23.86 for accommodation only per week or €3.42 per day

Note for Employers:

In order to ensure that the increase in the minimum wage does not result in employers attracting a higher level of PRSI charge solely due to this increase, the employer PRSI threshold will increase from €386 currently to €395 from 1 February 2020.

The Minimum Wage in Ireland 2019

You can see the old rates for the minimum wage here.