National minimum wage in detail

There is no statutory minimum wage in Austria. However, minimum wages are set in collective bargaining agreements. At present, there are more than 850 collective bargaining agreements. For example, in the lowest grade in the 2019 collective bargaining agreement for blue-collar metalworkers, the monthly minimum wage is EUR 1,882.69. The minimum wage for the lowest category of white collar workers in the 2019 collective bargaining agreement for the trade sector is EUR 1,571. Minimum wages can also be set by an executive body for employees, if no collective bargaining agreement applies.

Please note that the amount given in the above chart reflects, in our view, a representative figure, although some collective bargaining agreements offer a lower amount.

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Author: Schima Mayer Starlinger

Date: March 2019

Note: For specific advice on any particular issue, please consult the relevant firm. The law is stated as at March 2019.


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