NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE 2017
€9.25 is the legally enforceable minimum rate that applies to adult experienced workers with effect from 1 January 2017.
|EMPLOYEE||MINIMUM HOURLY RATE of PAY|
|Experienced adult worker||€9.25 per working hour|
|Under age 18||€6.48 per working hour (70%)|
*In the first year after the date of first employment over age 18, whether or not the employee changes employer during the year
€7.40 per working hour (80%)
*In the second year after the date of €8.24 per working hour first employment over age 18, whether or not the employee changes employer during the year
|€8.33 per working hour (90%)|
Trainees who are over 18 and attending a course
of training or study prescribed by the Minister
(under Statutory Instrument 99/2000)
undertaken during normal working hours
1st one third period €6.94 per working hour
2nd one third period €7.40 per working hour
3rd one third period €8.33 per working hour
N.B. Each one third period must be at least one month and no longer than twelve months.
€6.94 per working hour
€7.40 per working hour
€8.33 per working hour
* Only employment experience acquired after age 18 is taken into account for these rates.