National Minimum Wage increase on 1 January 2024

The national minimum hourly rate will become €12.70 on 1 January 2024.

Category of employeeHourly rate
Aged 20 and above€12.70
Aged 19€11.43
Aged 18€10.16
Aged under 18€8.89

Since 4 March 2019 trainee rates have been abolished.

For the purposes of the National Minimum Wage your gross wage includes, for example, the basic salary and any shift premium, bonus or service charge.

If you receive board or lodgings, that is food or accommodation from your employer, the maximum amounts that can be included from 1 January 2024 are for:

  • board only €1.14 per hour worked
  • accommodation only €30.00 per week or €4.28 per day

The following categories of employees are excluded from the National Minimum Wage:

  • employees who are close relatives of the employer, where the employer is a Sole Trader
  • a craft apprentice within the meaning of the Industrial Training Act, 1967, or the Labour of Services Act, 1987