Minimum Wage In Ireland 2018

The minimum wage in Ireland in 2018  was €9.55 an hour.

The minimum wage was increased in 2019 to to €9.80 an hour  – more details here of Minimum Wage in 2019


The Minimum Wage in Ireland was increased on January 1st 2018 to  €9.55 per hour.

This change to the minimum wage worked out as an increase of 3.2%  on the old rate of €9.25 per hour.

The minimum wage for an experienced adult worker has increased overall by 10.5% since 2015 – when the minimum wage was €8.65 per hour.

It is estimated that about 10% of employees in Ireland are on the minimum wage (about 155,000 people).


These are the Minimum Wage Rates  that applied in  Ireland from January 2018 until Dec 31st 2018

  • Experienced adult worker €9.55 per hour
  • Over 19 and less than 2 years since first job  €8.60 per hour.
  • Over 18 and less than 1 years since began first  job  €7.64   per hour.
  • Aged under 18   €6.69 per hour

An experienced adult worker –  for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Act –  is an employee who has an employment of any kind in any 2 years over the age of 18.

If you think your employer is not paying you the correct minimum wage you can contact the Workplace Relations Commission, O’Brien Road, Carlow.
Tel – (059) 917 8990

See Minimum Wage Rates 2019

See the Minimum Wage Rates for 2017 here


 


17 thoughts on “Minimum Wage In Ireland 2018

  1. Hi I m working in restaurant as a head chef since 4 years, from Wednesday until Sunday, daily 13 hours shift so 65 hours per week , my weekly wage 450 from this I m paying tax and prsi,so left 397 per week, just wondering it is legal??

    • €450 for 65 hours works out at €6.92 per hour . This is a lot lower than the minimum wage.
      Also – working over 48 hours a week is against the regulations.

      You should try asking (or telling) your employer to pay yo ay least €9.55 an hour –

      Citizens Advice might help you – http://centres.citizensinformation.ie/

      Contact Workplace Relations for advice …
      Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
      O’Brien Road, Carlow.
      Telephone: (059) 917 8990
      Lo-Call 1890 80 80 90
      Fax: (059) 917 8909
      Website: http://www.workplacerelations.ie

  2. Some employers call a job an internship. Then they offer zero wages.White collar crime?

  3. Hi, I work in a doctors surgery, I have been working for 2 years and am currently on minimum wage, however my employer still has my wages at €9.25. I am just wondering whether I am entitled to claiming it back or anything? I have also asked for a pay rise but it hasnt gone up yet.

    • If you have had an employment of any kind in any 2 years since becoming 18 – then you should be getting €9.55 per hour.
      If you are less than 2 years since starting your first job in Ireland- then you are only entitled to €8.60 per hour.

      If you think your employer is not paying you the minimum wage you can contact the Workplace Relations Commission, O’Brien Road, Carlow.
      Tel – (059) 917 8990

  4. Hi. I’m working in retail and my boss pay only 9.50. If is minimum wage 9.55 should I ask for 9.55?

  5. I’m 19, born in 98 and have been working part time since 2014 what wage am I entitled to ?

  6. My wife is working as a shop assistant for the same employer for 15 years without a pay rise only government rises etc he has taken on new employees and started them at the same rate she’s on €10.50 works 19 hours a week any advice thanks

    • There is no legal requirement other than the minimum wage. She could try asking for a rise ?

  7. I’m 19 years old. I first started working when I was 16 years old. Worked for 3 months and was let go for the summer. I was on €6.06 at the time. I’ve since gotten another job with the same company for the past 5 months. I’m currently on €7.64. Should I not be entitled to €8.60 because it’s been 3 years since my first job?

    • As it says – “For the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Act – is an employee who has an employment of any kind in any 2 years over the age of 18. The job before you were 18 doesn’t count towards the 2 years.

  8. Hello
    I would Like to ask What about minimum wage for cleaners and security sectors? Is that changing too?

  9. Hi, we arę working in the pub kitchen part time and emploer want that we pay PRSI tax. Is it legal?

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