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Minimum Wage For 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019 / 2020

For 2015: Established by Real Decreto 1106/2014 of the 26th of December, effective as of January 1st 2015.

Minimum wage for all employees, regardless of sex, age or line of work.
Amounting to 21,62 euros/day or 648,60 euros/month, depending on whether the contract mentions daily or monthly salary.
Per year this would amount to 9.080,40 euros as all employees have the right to 2 times a 30 days extra payment per year, so 14 months salary effectively. If you are being offered 12 payments/year, the minimum wage should amount to 756,70 euros.

For temporary or ´on call´ contracts not amounting to a max of 120 days/year per employer, these extra payments plus a pro rata compensation for working on Sundays or Public Holidays have to be incorporated into the daily rate, thus amounting to an absolute minimum wage of 30,72 euros a day. Note that this is not a general figure, the daily wage in these cases should be calculated for every employee individually, depending on the actual days worked and the compensations due. If during a temporary contract not all legally corresponding holiday days can be taken, the remaining days must be compensated on termination of the contract.

Those included in the Regimen for Empleados de Hogar, like cleaners, housekeepers etc. that work on an hourly basis, the minimum wage, including compensation for all of the above mentioned, amounts to 5,08 euros/hour.


For 2016 as establised by Real Decreto 1171/2015 of the 29th of December – effective as of January 1st 2016:

21,84 euros/day, 655,20 euros/month (14 payments/year), 9172,80 euros/year.


For 2017 as established by Real Decreto 742/2016 of the 30th of December – effective as of January 1st 2017:

23,59 euros/day, 707,70 euros/month (14 payments/year), 9.907,80 euros/year.

There is a big ´but´ this year though. All convenios that use the legally established minimum wage as a reference to determine (increases of) wages for groups of workers, and that are valid on January 1st 2017, can hold on to the minimum wage that was established for 2016, unless parties agree to update to the minimum wage for 2017.

And if the convenios are valid for 2018 and following years, they can still do so, only obliged to update the 2016 minimum wage with an inflation percentage to be determined by the Central European Bank.


For 2018 as established by Real Decreto 1077/2017 of the 29th of December – effective as of January 1st 2018:

24,53 euros/day,  735,90 euros/month (14 payments/year), 10.302,60 euros/year.

Absolute minimum wage for ´on call´ or temporary contracts (up to 120 days) of 34,85 euros a day.

Hourly wage for ´empleados de hogar´/ domestic staff in the home  5,76 euros.


For 2019 an increase of 5% and for 2020 of 10% has been established, provided that the economy grows with at least 2,5% every year and provided that each year at least 450.000 more people sign up to pay Seguridad Social contributions.

UPDATE 28th of December 2018. To take effect from January 1st 2019. Minimum wage set at 900 euros/month, 14 payments/year. 1.050/month at 12 payments/year.

Minimum Wage Increase 2019


UPDATE 23rd of January 2020. To take effect retroactively from January first this year. Minimum wage set at 950 euros/month, 14 payment/year. 1108,33/month at 12 payments/year. Still needs to be ratified by Council of Ministers.


2022. Minimum wage (SMI) 1000€.

Minimum Wage Calculator, provided by the CCOO, one of the biggest unions in Spain, taking into account any extray payments due to working shifts, extra hours, part time work etc.*

Please note: The information provided is based upon our understanding of current legislation. It is not legal advice but is provided freely to enable you to be properly informed. We recommend that if you are considering taking action, you should seek professional advice.

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