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 .

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


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 :-before deductions of Income Tax , USC and PRSI .)

  • €21,294 in a year.
  • 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

After deductions – in 2022 the take-home pay for a full-time single worker on the €10.50 minimum wage will be :-

  • €19,463 a year
  • €1622 a month
  • €374 a week.

UK Minimum Wage


In Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK – these are the minimum wage rates in 2021. They are due to rise in April 2022

Age 23 +21 to 2218 to 20Under 18Apprentice
£8.91£8.36£6.56£4.62£4.30
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

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If you think your employer is not paying you the correct Minimum Wage in Ireland 2022 you should contact the Workplace Relations Commission, O’Brien Road, Carlow.
Tel – (059) 917 8990

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