Ireland  Minimum Wage, Labor Law, and Employment Data Sheet Ireland Minimum Wage Rate 2024

Appx. Yearly Minimum Wage
$18,965.00 USD
Rank by Min. Wage
4 / 197
Gross National Product
$75,921.00 USD

Ireland has a government-mandated minimum wage, and no worker in Ireland can be paid less then this mandatory minimum rate of pay. Employers in Ireland who fail to pay the Minimum Wage may be subject to punishment by Ireland's government.

What is the Ireland Minimum Wage?

Ireland's Minimum Wage is the lowest amount a worker can be legally paid for his work. Most countries have a nation-wide minimum wage that all workers must be paid.

Ireland's minimum wage is €9.15 per hour. This rate only applies to experienced adult workers - anyone under 18 years of age is only entitled to70% or €6.41. If you are over 18 and in your first year of employment the minimum wage is 80% (€7.32),this then rises in your second year to 90% (€8.24) and in your 3rd year to the full amount. Certain types of training allow 75% to 90%. Ireland's minimum wage was last changed in 1-Jan-2016.

How does Ireland's minimum wage compare to the minimum wage in other countries?

Ireland's yearly minimum wage is $18,965.00 in International Currency. International Currency is a measure of currency based on the value of the United States dollar in 2009. There are 4 countries with a higher Minimum Wage then Ireland, and Ireland is in the top 2 percent of all countries based on the yearly minimum wage rate.

Facts and statistics about Ireland

Ireland is a country located in the British Islands region with a population of 3,775,100 and an average life span of 76.8 years.

Local Name Ireland/Éire
Gross National Product $75,921.00
Government Type Republic
Current Leader Mary McAleese
Independence Year 1921
Continent & Region Europe, British Islands
Surface Area 70,273 square kilometers
ISO 3166 Country Code IE

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