Minimum Wage Increase 01 January 2016


From 01 January 2016, the statutory minimum wage will increase to €9.15 per hour, as recommended by the Low Pay Commission.  

The  new hourly minimum rates of pay that are due to be implemented in Ireland from 01 January  2016 are as follows

Minimum Wage for Employees

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)  

Minimum Wage for Trainees:

Employee aged over 18, in structured training during working hours

1st one third of course  €6.86  (was €6.49 )

2nd third of course €7.32 (was €6.92 )

3rd part of course €8.24  (was €7.79)

Furhter information on the National MInimum Wage is available on the Citizens Information Website