List of European Union member states by minimum wage


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


EU member state Monthly minimum wage (EUR) Monthly minimum wage (NCU) Hourly rate Exchange rate Effective per
Foo 10 10 10 October 2000
Belgium 1,675.72 €1,675.72[3] €9.67 1 1 January 2021
Bulgaria 332.34 650 lev (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate) €2.07 1.95 1 January 2021
Croatia 562.77 4,250 kuna[4] 20.84 kuna 7.45 1 January 2021
Czech Republic 579.22 15,200.00 koruna (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[5] 90.50 koruna[5] 25.95 1 January 2021
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 2021
France 1,554.58 €1,554.58 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[7][1] €10.25[8] 1 1 January 2021
Germany 1,614.00 €1,614.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[7][1] €9.50[9] 1 1 January 2021
Greece 758.33 €758.33 (€650 in 14 payments)[1] €3.94 1 1 January 2021
Hungary 457.00 / 597.90 167,400 Ft / 219,000 Ft for skilled employees forint[10] 926 Ft / 1,211 Ft 366.28 1 February 2021
Ireland 1,723.80 €1,723.80 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate)[11][12] €10.20[13] 1 1 January 2021
Latvia 500.00 €500.00[7] €2.93 1 1 January 2021
Lithuania 642.00 €642.00[7][1][14] €3.93 1 1 January 2021
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 784.68 €784.68 (minimum wage is fixed at a weekly rate)[7][1] €4.53 1 1 January 2021
Netherlands 1,684.80 €1,684.80 [17] €9.72 [18] 1 1 January 2021
Poland 614.08 2,800 złoty[19] 18.30 złoty 4.50 1 January 2021
Portugal 775.83 €775.83 (€665 in 14 payments) [20][7][1] €4.13 1 1 January 2021
Romania 472.28 2,300 lei[21] 14 lei 4.87 1 January 2021
Slovakia 623.00 €623.00 (minimum wage is fixed at an hourly rate and at a monthly rate simultaneously)[22] €3.58[22] 1 1 January 2021
Slovenia 1,024.24 €1,024.24[7] €5.88 1 1 January 2021
Spain 1,108.33 €1,108.33 (€950 in 14 payments) 1 1 January 2021

EU member states with no minimum wage


See also


References


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  19. "Poland to boost minimum wage by 16 pct from 2020". Polish Press Agency. 10 September 2019.
  20. "Portugal. Salário mínimo aumenta 30 euros, passando para 665 euros em 2021" [Portugal. Minimum wage increases by 30 euros to 665 euros in 2021]. Luxemburger Wort - Edição em Português (in Portuguese). 10 December 2020.
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