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 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. 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 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