Minimum Wage in Ireland 2021


The Minimum Wage in Ireland in 2021  is  €10.20 per hour.


The minimum wage was increased to €10.20 per hour from January 1st 2021.

These are the minimum rates of pay that apply from January 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  :  – €10.20 per hour


Minimum Wage Rates Ireland in 2020 

  • Aged under 18 :  – €7.07 per hour (70%)
  • Aged 18  : – €8.08 per hour  (80%)
  • Aged 19 :  – €9.09 per hour (90%)
  • Aged 20 or more  :  – €10.10 per hour

Someone aged 20 or more on the minimum wage working full time (39 hours a week) would take home just €363 a week.

More here about the Minimum Wage in Ireland 2020



Government figures show that there are 151,800 employees (i.e. 8.9% of all employees) currently on the minimum wage.


If you think your employer is not paying you the minimum wage you can contact the Workplace Relations Commission, O’Brien Road, Carlow.
Tel – (059) 917 8990

See Minimum Wage Rates for  2018 Here