Minimum Wage Rates

Ireland 2019  : Minimum Rates of Pay in Ireland

New Minimum Wage Levels came into force in Ireland on March 4th 2019 . The headline minimum wage rate is €9.80 per hour.

The Minimum Wage in Ireland was increased on January 1st 2019. It went up by 25 cent per hour, from €9.55 to €9.80.

New laws were introduced on March 4th 2019 – which now mean that minimum wage rates are now based purely on age and not on any previous work experience or training.

These are the Minimum Wage Rates that apply in  Ireland from 4th March 2019.

Aged under 18 – €6.86 per hour
Aged 18 – €7.84 per hour
Aged 19 – €8.82 per hour
Aged 20 or more  – €9.80 per hour


New rules also mean  that if a casual/part time employee is called to work and sent home without receiving the hours expected, the employee is entitled to a minimum payment of three times the national minimum hourly wage.