The Minimum Wage in Ireland in 2022 was €10.50 per hour. It was increased from €10.20 an hour in January 2022.
The minimum wage in Ireland is going to be increased to €11.30 an hour from January 2023 .
These are the minimum rates of pay in Ireland from January 1st 2022
|Age of Employee||Minimum Hourly Wage|
|Aged 20 or more||€10.50 per hour|
|Aged 19||€9.45 per hour|
|Aged 18||€8.40 per hour|
|Under 18||€7.35 per hour|
How Much Does Someone on the Minimum Wage Earn?
Someone aged 20 or more earning the Minimum Wage in Ireland in 2022 of €10.50 per hour , working full time (39 hours a week) will earn : €21,294 in a year before deductions of Income Tax , USC and PRSI .)
- This is equivalent to €1774 per month
- or €409.50 a week
The total deductions in a year will be €1831 – made up of
- Income Tax : €859
- PRSI €726
- USC €246
Take-Home Pay on the Minimum Wage
After deductions – the take-home pay in 2022 for a full-time single worker on the €10.50 minimum wage will be :-
- €19,463 a year
- €1622 a month
- €374 a week.
Minimum Wage to be Replaced with Living Wage
The government is proposing that the minimum wage will be replaced by the living wage – and that the living wage will be set at 60% of the median wage in any given year.
Low Pay Commission has set an indicative National Living Wage for 2023 of €13.10 per hour.
The intention is to phase in the Living Wage between now and 2026 when it will become mandatory. In the meantime, it will be revised annually as a benchmark for employers.
It has been confirmed that the minimum wage in Ireland is going to be increased to €11.30 an hour from January 2023 .
UK Minimum Wage
In Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK – these are the minimum wage rates in 2022. They were effective from April 2022
|Age 23 +||21 to 22||18 to 20||Under 18||Apprentice|
These Were The Minimum Wage Rates in Ireland in 2021
- Aged under 18 : – €7.14 per hour (70%)
- Aged 18 : – €8.16 per hour (80%)
- Aged 19 : – €9.18 per hour (90%)
- Aged 20 or more : – €1020 per hour
More here about the Minimum Wage in Ireland 2020
If you think your employer is not paying you the correct Minimum Wage in Ireland in 2022 you should contact the Workplace Relations Commission, O’Brien Road, Carlow.
Tel – (059) 917 8990