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Minimum Wage has increased as of 1st January

The national minimum hourly rate has become €10.20  as of 1 January 2021.

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

from 1 January 2021.

The following categories of employees are excluded from the National Minimum Wage:

  • employees who are close relatives of the employer, where the employer is a Sole Trader
  • a craft apprentice within the meaning of the Industrial Training Act, 1967, or the Labour of Services Act, 1987
  • since 4 March 2019 trainee rates are abolished

In order to ensure that the increase in the minimum wage does not result in employers attracting a higher level of PRSI charge solely due to this increase, the employer PRSI threshold will increase from €395 currently to €398 from 1 January 2021.