You are here: Home > Rates


The Government accepted the recommendations of the Commission in Budget 2017.  The new rates are as follows and have been enacted through  S.I. 516/2016

National Minimum Wage - Hourly Rates of Pay
 New Rate - 01/01/2017% of National Minimum Wage
Experienced adult worker€9.25100%
Aged under 18€6.4870%
First year from date of first employment aged over 18€7.4080%
Second year from date of first employment aged over 18€8.3390%
Employee aged over 18, in structured training during working hours*
1st one third period€6.9475%
2nd one third period€7.4080%
3rd one third period€8.3390%

*Training must be as prescribed by the Minister in regulations.

Each one third rate must be no less than one month and no more than 12 months. 

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 and/or lodgings i.e. food and/or accommodation from your employer, the maximum amounts that can be included are:

€54.13 for full board and lodgings per week, or €7.73 per day
€32.14 for full board only per week, or €4.60 per day
€21.85 for lodgings only per week, or €3.14 per day 

Sub-Minima rates have been calculated in accordance with the percentages set down in the National Minimum Wage Act, 2000.