National minimum wage in detail

The statutory minimum monthly wage for 2019 is EUR 520 and the minimum hourly wage is EUR 2.99 (based on full-time weekly working hours, i.e. 40 hours per week). The minimum wage is set for each calendar year by a government regulation, effective from 1 January. Jobs in Slovakia are divided into six levels, graded by difficulty, and the minimum wage for each work level is different (e.g. level 1 – the least difficult is at EUR 520 for 2019; level 6 – the most difficult is at EUR 1,040 for 2019).

When adjusting the minimum monthly wage, the economic and social situation in Slovakia for the two preceding years is taken into account, including consumer prices, employment, the average monthly wage in Slovakia and the cost of living. The official minimum wage quoted above applies to all regions of Slovakia.

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Author: Nitschneider & Partners

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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