Minimum Wage in Ireland 2021


What is the minimum wage in Ireland ?

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

The minimum wage was increased from €10.10 to €10.20 per hour on January 1st 2021.

These are the minimum rates of pay in Ireland that apply from January 2021


Age of EmployeeMinimum Hourly Wage
Aged 20 or more€10.20 per hour
Aged 19€9.18 per hour
Aged 18€8.16 per hour
Under 18€7.14 per hour

How Much Does Someone on the Minimum Wage Earn?

Someone aged 20 or more earning the minimum wage of €10.20 per hour , working full time (39 hours a week) would earn

  • €20,685 in a year.
  • This is equivalent to €1723 per month
  • or €397.80 a week
  • (before deductions of Income Tax , USC and PRSI .)


The total deductions in a year would be €1671 – made up of

  • Income Tax : €837
  • PRSI €600
  • USC €234

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

  • €19,014 a year
  • €1584 a month
  • €366 a week.

These Were The 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

More here about the Minimum Wage in Ireland 2020


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

See Minimum Wage Rates for  2018 Here

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