Minimum Wage Increase

Minimum Wage in Ireland 2016

Minimum Wage Levels hadn’t risen in Ireland since 2007 – but they were increased on 1st January 2016. The increased levels were officially announced in Budget 2016.

These are the new hourly minimum rates of pay that are in force in Ireland from January 1st 2016.

Experienced adult worker €9.15 per hour (was €8.65 )

Over 19 and in 2nd year of first job €8.24 (was €7.79)

Over 18 and in first year of first job €7.32 ( was €6.92)

Aged under 18 €6.41 (was €6.06)

(An experienced adult worker – for the purposes of the National Minimum Wage Act – is an employee who has an employment of any kind in any 2 years over the age of 18.)

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