[Updated]:Germany: Minimum Wage Increase 2022

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

This article was originally published on 14 December 2022 and was updated on 14 July 2022 to reflect new information.  

14 July 2022 Update: The government of Germany increased the minimum wage by 6.2 percent on 1 July 2022. As a result, the minimum wage will increase from EUR 9.82 to EUR 10.45 per hour. This change will apply to both local and foreign national employees in the country. The government of Germany is expected to increase the national minimum salary again in October 2022.  

Key Points  

  • The statutory minimum wage will increase to EUR 10.45 by 1 Jul. 2022 


The government of Germany will increase the statutory minimum wage to EUR 9.82 on 1 Jan. 2022 and EUR 10.45 on 1 Jul. 2022. The statutory minimum wage applies to all employees over the age of 18. For additional information, click here.  

What are the Changes? 

The government of Germany will increase the statutory minimum wage from EUR 9.60 to EUR 10.45 by 1 Jul. 2022. 

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Germany's website and Envoy’s website for additional updates and information.  

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