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National Minimum Wage to increase on 1st January 2021

The national minimum hourly rate will become €10.20 on 1st January 2021.

Category of Employee
Hourly Rate
Experienced Adult Worker
€10.20
Under 18
€7.14
Aged 18
€8.16
Aged 19
€9.18


Since 4th March 2019 trainee rates are 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 are:

  • for meals only €0.91, per hour worked

  • €24.10 for accommodation only per week or €3.45 per day

from 1st January 2021.

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