How Much is The Minimum Wage in Ireland?


Minimum Wage Rates in 2022

The minimum wage in Ireland was increased from January 2022. The Minimum Wage in Ireland in 2022  is  €10.50 per hour.

  • The 2022 minimum wage for someone aged 20 or more is €10.50 per hour from January 1st 2022.
  • For 19 year olds the minimum hourly wage is €9.45
  • For 18 year old workers the minimum wage rate is €8.40
  • For workers under 18 the rate is €7.35 in 2022

MORE details of the current Minimum Wage in Ireland from January 2022.


Minimum Wage to Increase in 2023

There are proposals to increase the minimum wage in Ireland to €11.30 from January 2023. This is an increase of 80c per hour


Take Home Pay on the Minimum Wage in 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.



In 2021 (after deductions) – the take-home pay for a full-time single worker on the €10.20 minimum wage in 2021 was :-

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


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

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