Minimum Wages

Minimum Wages in Malta (Gross)

National minimum wages 

2017

Age 18+ Age 17+ Age 16+
Full-time (40hr)
– weekly rate
Employed in 2017
€ 169.76 € 162.98 € 160.14
Full-timer – Employed with same employer since 31/12/2015 or earlier
– weekly rate
Max € 172.76

(max supplement €3/wk)
payable from 29/04/2017

Supplement calculation €:
[(No of days from 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017) / 7 / 52 x (national minimum wage + 3 – wage at 1st anniversary)]

Arrears payable calculation:
from 01/01/2017 – 28/04/2017

€ 162.98 € 160.14
Full-timer – Employed with same employer between
01/01/2016 to 28/04/2016
– weekly rate
Max € 172.76

(max supplement €3/wk)
payable from 29/04/2017

Supplement calculation €:
[(number of days from anniversary of employment in 2017 to 31/12/2017) / 7 / 52 x (national minimum wage + 3 less wage at 1st anniversary)]

Arrears payable calculation:
from 01/01/2017 – 28/04/2017

€ 162.98 € 160.14
Full-timer – Employed with same employer between
29/04/2016 to 31/12/2016
– weekly rate
Max € 172.76

(max supplement €3/wk)
payable on 1st anniversary of employment

Supplement calculation €:
[(number of days from 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017) / 7 / 52 x (national minimum wage less wage at 1st anniversary)]

Arrears payable calculation:
N/A

€ 162.98 € 160.14
Full-time & Part-time
– hourly rate
€ 4.24

Supplement and arrears calculations:
applies to part-times who have attained age 18 as it applies to full-timers
(see above workings)

€ 4.07 € 4.00

2016

Age 18+ Age 17+ Age 16+
Full-time (40hr) – weekly rate € 168.01 € 161.23 € 158.39
Full-time & Part-time – hourly rate € 4.20 € 4.03 € 3.96

2015

Age 18+ Age 17+ Age 16+
Full-time (40hr) – weekly rate € 166.26 € 159.48 € 156.64
Full-time & Part-time – hourly rate € 4.16 € 3.99 € 3.92

2014

Age 18+ Age 17+ Age 16+
Full-time (40hr) – weekly rate € 165.68 € 158.90 € 156.06
Full-time & Part-time – hourly rate € 4.14 € 3.97 € 3.90

2013

Age 18+ Age 17+ Age 16+
Full-time (40hr) – weekly rate € 162.19 € 155.41 € 152.57
Full-time & Part-time – hourly rate € 4.05 € 3.88 € 3.81

Wholesale & retail minimum wages

2017

Age 18+ Age 17+ Age 16+
Full-time (40hr) – weekly rate € 170.93 € 163.61 € 161.03
Full-timer – Employed with same employer since 31/12/2015 or earlier
– weekly rate
Max € 172.76

(max supplement €3/wk)
payable from 29/04/2017

Supplement calculation €:
[(No of days from 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017) / 7 / 52 x (national minimum wage + 3 – wage at 1st anniversary)]

Arrears payable calculation:
from 01/01/2017 – 28/04/2017

€ 163.61 € 161.03
Full-timer – Employed with same employer between
01/01/2016 to 28/04/2016
– weekly rate
Max € 172.76

(max supplement €3/wk)
payable from 29/04/2017

Supplement calculation €:
[(number of days from anniversary of employment in 2017 to 31/12/2017) / 7 / 52 x (national minimum wage + 3 less wage at 1st anniversary)]

Arrears payable calculation:
from 01/01/2017 – 28/04/2017

€ 163.61 € 161.03
Full-timer – Employed with same employer between
29/04/2016 to 31/12/2016
– weekly rate
Max € 172.76

(max supplement €3/wk)
payable on 1st anniversary of employment

Supplement calculation €:
[(number of days from 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2017) / 7 / 52 x (national minimum wage less wage at 1st anniversary)]

Arrears payable calculation:
N/A

€ 163.61 € 161.03
Full-time & Part-time
– hourly rate
€ 4.27

Supplement and arrears calculations:
applies to part-times who have attained age 18 as it applies to full-timers
(see above workings)

€ 4.09 € 4.02

2016

Age 18+ Age 17+ Age 16+
Full-time (40hr) – weekly rate € 169.18 € 161.86 € 159.28
Full-time & Part-time – hourly rate € 4.23 € 4.05 € 3.98

2015

Age 18+ Age 17+ Age 16+
Full-time (40hr) – weekly rate € 167.43 € 160.11 € 157.53
Full-time & Part-time – hourly rate € 4.19 € 4.00 € 3.94

2014

Age 18+ Age 17+ Age 16+
Full-time (40hr) – weekly rate € 166.85 € 159.53 € 156.95
Full-time & Part-time – hourly rate € 4.17 € 3.99 € 3.92

2013

Age 18+ Age 17+ Age 16+
Full-time (40hr) – weekly rate € 163.85 € 156.04 € 153.46
Full-time & Part-time – hourly rate € 4.08 € 3.90 € 3.83

All trade sectors minimum wages

  Agriculture and Allied Industries [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Beverage Industries [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Employees of (Burdnara) Cargo [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Clearance and Forwarding Agents [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Canning Industry [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Cinemas and Theatres [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Clay and Glass Products [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Construction [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Domestic Service [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Electronics Industry [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Food Manufacture Industries [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Hire of Cars or Private Buses [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Hospitals and Clinics [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Hotels and Clubs [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Jewellery and Watches [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Laundries [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Leather Goods and Shoes Industries [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Paper, Plastics, Chemicals and Petroleum [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Printing and Publishing [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Private Schools [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Private Security Services [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Private Cleaning Services [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Professional Offices [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Public Transport [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Sextons and Custodians [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Textiles and Allied Industries [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Seamen [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Tobacco Manufacture Industry [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Transport Equipment, Metal and Allied Industries [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Travel and Insurance Agencies [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Wholesale and Retail Trades [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]
  Woodworks [2017] [2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]

 IMPORTANT Notice Each trade sector has a different minimum wage regime. Minimum wages within the various trade sectors vary according to employees age and could vary according to the type of work the employee performs.  Click the appropriate button below to access the minimum wages guide for all sectors published by the Department for Industrial and Employment Relations.

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Malta - Historical Minimum Wages

National minimum wage in Malta – Full-Time Employees – wage per week (1990 – 2017)

Year Age 18 years & over Age 17 years Age under 17 years
2017 € 169.76

As of the 28/04/2017 mandatory supplements added to the minimum wage awarded to an employee working with the same employer for more than 1 year may reach a maximum of €172.76 per week
(see above)

€ 162.98 € 160.14
2016 € 168.01 € 161.23 € 158.39
2015 € 166.26 € 159.48 € 156.64
2014 € 165.68 € 158.90 € 156.06
2013 € 162.19 € 155.41 € 152.57
2012 € 158.11 € 151.33 € 148.49
2011 € 153.45 € 146.67 € 143.83
2010 € 152.29 € 145.51 € 142.67
2009 € 146.47 € 139.69 € 136.85
2008 € 142.39 € 135.61 € 132.77
2007 € 138.90 € 132.12 € 129.28
2006 € 134.82 € 128.05 € 125.20
2005 € 129.58 € 122.80 € 119.96
2004 € 125.51 € 118.73 € 115.89
2003 € 123.76 € 116.98 € 114.14
2002 € 119.68 € 112.90 € 110.06
2001 € 116.19 € 109.41 € 106.57
2000 € 112.70 € 105.92 € 103.08
1999 € 110.70 € 103.59 € 100.75
1998 € 106.29 € 99.51 € 96.67
Apr 1997 € 102.80 € 96.02 € 93.18
1997 € 102.21 € 95.43 € 92.59
1996 € 98.72 € 91.94 € 89.10
1995 € 94.06 € 87.28 € 84.44
1994 € 88.82 € 82.04 € 79.20
1993 € 85.32 € 78.54 € 75.70
1992 € 82.99 € 76.21 € 73.37
1991 € 79.50 € 72.72 € 69.88
1990 € 76.59 € 69.81 € 66.97

Wholesale & Retail minimum wage in Malta – Full-Time employees – Wage per week (1990 – 2017)

Year Age 18 years & over Age 17 years Age under 17 years
2017 € 170.93

As of the 28/04/2017 mandatory supplements added to the minimum wage awarded to an employee working with the same employer for more than 1 year may reach a maximum of €172.76 per week
(see above)

€ 163.61 € 161.03
2016 € 169.18 € 161.86 € 159.28
2015 € 167.43 € 160.11 € 157.53
2014 € 166.85 € 159.53 € 156.95
2013 € 163.36 € 156.04 € 153.46
2012 € 159.28 € 151.96 € 149.38
2011 € 154.62 € 147.30 € 144.72
2010 € 153.46 € 146.14 € 143.56
2009 € 147.64 € 140.32 € 137.74
2008 € 143.56 € 136.24 € 133.66
2007 € 140.07 € 132.75 € 130.17
2006 € 135.99 € 128.67 € 126.09
2005 € 130.75 € 123.43 € 120.85
2004 € 126.68 € 119.36 € 116.78
2003 € 124.93 € 117.61 € 115.03
2002 € 120.85 € 113.53 € 110.95
2001 € 117.36 € 110.04 € 107.46
2000 € 113.87 € 106.55 € 103.97
1999 € 111.54 € 104.22 € 101.64
1998 € 107.46 € 100.14 € 97.56
Apr 1997 € 103.97 € 96.65 € 94.07
1997 € 103.38 € 96.06 € 93.48
1996 € 99.89 € 92.57 € 89.99
1995 € 95.23 € 87.91 € 85.33
1994 € 89.99 € 82.67 € 80.09
1993 € 86.49 € 79.17 € 76.59
1992 € 84.16 € 76.84 € 74.26
1991 € 80.67 € 73.35 € 70.77
1990 € 77.76 € 70.44 € 67.86