Germany Gross Minimum Wages  2015-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

As of 1 January 2017, the statutory minimum wage in Germany has increased to 8.84 euros per hour from 8.50 euros per hour in 2016 and 2015. In addition to the statutory minimum wage, specific minimum wages are paid in individual sectors in Germany. In sectors covered by generally binding collective agreements, less than 8.84 euros per hour can still be paid until 31 December 2017. This transitional period applies to employees in agriculture, forestry and horticulture (8.60 euros) and in laundry services for commercial clients and the meat processing industry (8.75 euros). Minimum Wages in Germany averaged 8.61 EUR/Hour from 2015 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 8.84 EUR/Hour in 2017 and a record low of 8.50 EUR/Hour in 2016.

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Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.60 11.50 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 44303.00 44281.00 44303.00 37643.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2388.71 2448.91 5288.20 85.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -11.00 -22.00 264.00 -97.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.70 1.60 6.30 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.40 6.50 15.90 5.70 percent [+]
Productivity 105.90 106.40 106.40 17.00 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 111.97 111.34 111.97 78.63 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 663.04 683.67 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 3745.00 3716.00 3745.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 110.30 160.90 173.40 7.70 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 1.20 0.60 2.70 -1.40 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 8.84 8.50 8.84 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Population 82.80 82.18 82.80 72.54 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.42 65.37 65.42 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.42 65.37 65.42 65.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.80 61.30 61.30 56.90 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1990.00 1960.00 1990.00 1770.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1240.00 1210.00 1240.00 1060.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2050.00 2100.00 2100.00 1950.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 3550.00 3550.00 3550.00 3400.00 EUR/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 10849.50 10729.20 10849.50 6330.60 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.50 1.00 -0.80 percent [+]
Employment Rate 74.80 74.60 75.30 63.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 29310.80 29792.00 29792.00 26748.40 Thousand [+]


Germany Gross Minimum Wages

Generally, this minimum wage will be applicable in all branches of activity and all regions. However, several exceptions have been specified for a transitional period until 31 December 2016. Young people aged under 18 and apprentices are permanently exempted from minimum wage regulations. In addition, the minimum wage does not apply to people who do a compulsory internship or voluntary internship of up to three months during their education/training or studies. Neither does it apply to long-term unemployed people during the first six months of employment. This page provides - Germany Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Germany Gross Minimum Wages - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.84 8.50 8.84 8.50 2015 - 2017 EUR/Hour Yearly




minimum wages by Country
Country Last
Australia 694.90 Jul/17
Brazil 937.00 Oct/17
Canada 11.40 Jan/17
China 2300.00 Apr/17
France 1480.27 Jun/17
Germany 8.84 Jan/17
Indonesia 3.35 Jan/17
Japan 823.00 Dec/17
Mexico 80.04 Oct/17
Netherlands 1551.60 Jun/17
Russia 7500.00 Jan/17
South Korea 6470.00 Jan/17
Spain 825.65 Jun/17
Turkey 1777.50 Jan/17
United Kingdom 7.50 Apr/17
United States 7.25 Dec/17