Minimum Wage – Luxembourg

  • Valid on mei 2019
  • The amounts are in Euro.


Gross per Hour Gross per Month
Skilled worker, 18 years and over 11.97 2,071.10
Unskilled worker, 18 years and over 14.36 2,485.32
Unskilled worker, 17 - 18 years 9.57 1,656.88
Unskilled worker, 15 - 17 years 8.97 1,553.33

Working hours

  • Days per week specified: 6.0
  • Hours per week specified: 40
  • Minimum wages are based on a 40-hour work week.


To be considered a skilled worker, the employee must:
either have, for the profession concerned, a recognised official certificate at least equivalent to a vocational skills certificate (certificat d'aptitude technique et professionnelle - CATP) or a vocational diploma (diplôme d'aptitude professionnelle - DAP) from a Luxembourg technical secondary school;
or have a manual skills certificate (certificat de capacité manuelle - CCM) or a certificate of vocational ability (certificat de capacité professionnelle - CCP) and proof of at least two years' experience in the trade in question;
or have a preliminary technical and vocational certificate (certificat d'initiation technique et professionnelle - CITP) and proof of at least 5 years' practical experience in the trade or profession;
or, in the absence of a certificate, provide proof of at least 10 years' practical professional experience (if a certificate exists for the required qualification);
or provide proof of at least 6 years' practical experience in a trade or profession which requires certain technical skills and where no official certificate is issued after vocational training.

The social minimum wage, pensions, accident pension and the GMW (guaranteed minimum wage) may be adjusted every 2 years according to the evolution of the average wage level.
Salaries, wages and social contributions (including the social minimum wage) are, on the other hand, adjusted in line with the evolution of the cost of living.

More information is available at

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