Minimum Wage – Estonia

  • The amounts are in Euro.
  • The amounts are before tax.


Per Hour Per Month
General Minimum Wage
Valid on mei 2019
3.20 540.00
Basic and upper secondary school teachers
Valid on mei 2019
4.80 800.00

Working hours

  • Days per week specified: 5.0
  • Hours per week specified: 40
  • The monthly minimum wage is for full-time employees. §43 of the Labor Contract Act (in effect 01.07.2009) states that full-time employees work 40 hours in a 7-day period and 8 h/day. Full-time employees usually work 8 hours a day for five days and have the weekends off, however this depends on the job in question, as well.


Estonia has a government-mandated minimum wage. No worker in Estonia should be paid less then this minimum pay rate.
Employers in Estonia who do not pay the Minimum Wage may be subject to punishment by the government of Estonia.

More information is available at

Archived Minimum Wages