BrightPay Blog


Jan 2016

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New Irish national minimum wage rate takes effect from 1 January 2016

The new hourly rate represents an increase of 50c on the previous figure and is the second increase to the minimum wage since 2011. Alongside the hourly pay increase, employer PRSI thresholds are being adjusted from 1 January to ensure that an increased PRSI burden does not fall on minimum wage employers.

  • 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)

Posted byAnn TigheinPay/WagePayroll