France: Minimum Salary Adjustments

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • The minimum wage requirements for France were raised by 2.65 percent on 1 May 2022 
  • The minimum salary requirements for certain work permit types were raised as a result of increases to the country’s minimum wage   


The government of France increased the minimum wage by 2.65 percent on 1 May 2022. As a result, the minimum wage requirements for several work permit categories were impacted. The following increases have gone into effect: 

  • The Talent Passport for employees on assignments minimum salary increased to EUR 35,544.53 per year 
  • The Talent Passport for Youth Graduates minimum salary increased to EUR 39,493.92 per year 
  • The Talent Passport for legal representatives' minimum salary increased to EUR 59,240.88 per year 
  • The residence permit for job seekers’ minimum salary increased to EUR 29,620.44 per year 

What are the Changes?  

On 1 May 2022, the minimum hourly wage requirement for France was raised to EUR 10.85, representing a monthly wage of EUR 1,6045.58 on a weekly basis of 35 hours. This change influences the minimum salary requirements for the Talent Passport status for certain employees and for certain general multi-year resident permits.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of France’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.