Minimum Wage – Full-time week is 39 hours

  • Valid on december 2019
  • The amounts are in Euro.
  • The amounts are before tax.

Age

Per Hour Holiday bonus p/h Per Month Holiday bonus p/m
15 years
Minimum wage with effect from Jul 01, 2019 till Dec 31, 2019
2.87 0.23 484.75 38.78
16 years
Minimum wage with effect from Jul 01, 2019 till Dec 31, 2019
3.30 0.26 557.45 44.60
17 years
Minimum wage with effect from Jul 01, 2019 till Dec 31, 2019
3.78 0.30 638.25 51.06
18 years
Minimum wage with effect from Jul 01, 2019 till Dec 31, 2019
4.54 0.36 767.50 61.40
19 years
Minimum wage with effect from Jul 01, 2019 till Dec 31, 2019
5.26 0.42 888.70 71.10
20 years
Minimum wage with effect from Jul 01, 2019 till Dec 31, 2019
6.70 0.54 1,131.05 90.48
21 years and over
Minimum wage with effect from Jul 01, 2019 till Dec 31, 2019
8.13 0.65 1,373.45 109.88

Working hours

  • Days per week specified: 5.0
  • Hours per week specified: 38
  • The rates as set for the statutory minimum wage are based on a full working week. This usually is 36, 38 or 40 hours a week and it depends in what sector one works". Hardly 36 hours (this working week is negotiated in collective agreements). In most cases when the statutory minimumwage is paid it is a 40 hours working week. Sometimes even more. Hotel & catering, as well as retail: 38 hours.

Definitions

As of 1 july 2019, the Statutory Minimum Wages for young people are set for people up til age 21, in previous years this was 22 and older.

For employees who are employed on the basis of a contract of employment entered into in connection with a vocational guidance course (bbl) and are 18 to 20 years old, alternative staffs apply. For bbl students in the age of 15 to 17 years and 21 years, the regular minimum wage for their age group applies.

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