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 the Minimum Wage Rates for 2017 here