Minimum Wages in Germany increased to 9.50 EUR/Hour in 2021 from 9.35 EUR/Hour in 2020. source: Federal Statistical Office

Minimum Wages in Germany averaged 8.96 EUR/Hour from 2015 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 9.50 EUR/Hour in 2021 and a record low of 8.50 EUR/Hour in 2016. This page provides - Germany Minimum Wages- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Germany Gross Minimum Wages - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on April of 2021.

Minimum Wages in Germany is expected to reach 9.60 EUR/Hour by the end of 2021, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Germany Gross Minimum Wages is projected to trend around 10.45 EUR/Hour in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Gross Minimum Wages

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.50 9.35 9.50 8.50 2015 - 2021 EUR/Hour Yearly

Germany Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.50 4.60 11.50 0.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 44453.00 44479.00 45216.00 37716.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2827.45 2904.41 5288.25 84.97 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -8.00 9.00 368.00 -96.00 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.10 1.20 6.30 1.10 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 6.10 6.30 15.90 5.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.90 111.78 117.19 71.06 points [+]
Productivity 99.50 101.50 106.20 17.00 points [+]
Job Vacancies 609.15 582.93 891.70 57.80 Thousand [+]
Wages 4033.00 3978.00 4035.00 1832.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 102.10 101.90 167.80 7.70 points [+]
Wage Growth 0.40 -1.30 6.00 -4.70 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 9.50 9.35 9.50 8.50 EUR/Hour [+]
Population 83.17 83.02 83.17 72.54 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.75 65.67 65.75 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.75 65.67 65.75 65.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.60 62.00 62.60 56.90 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 11138.90 11230.10 11230.90 6330.60 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.00 -0.20 0.90 -1.50 percent [+]
Employment Rate 76.40 75.80 77.00 63.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 30459.60 29922.00 30459.60 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.