Minimum Wage in Ireland 2022


The Minimum Wage in Ireland in 2022 is €10.50 per hour. It was increased from €10.20 an hour in January 2022.

These are the minimum rates of pay in Ireland from January 1st 2022


Age of EmployeeMinimum 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
Minimum Wage Rates Ireland 2022


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. It is proposed that this is done over 4 years – and based on current levels – this would mean a living wage set at €12.17 an hour in 2022 rising to €12.54 in 2023, €12.92 in 2024, €13.30 in 2025, and €13.70 in 2026.
The exact
figures will depend on average earnings in the year at the time


UK Minimum Wage


In Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK – these are the minimum wage rates in 2022. They are effective from April 2022

Age 23 +21 to 2218 to 20Under 18Apprentice
£9.50£9.18£6.83£4.81£4.81
UK Minimum Wage Rates

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

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