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Minimum wages

Statutory agreed branch-specific minimum wages in Germany in August 2018
Minimum wagesGenerally binding / Valid untilWest (including Berlin)East
EUR
Temporary employment agency activities01.04.18 to 31.03.199.49 (Berlin: 9.27)9.27
01.04.19 to 30.09.199.79 (Berlin: 9.49)9.49
01.10.19 to 31.12.199.96 (Berlin: 9.66)9.66
Vocational education and further
training services (pedagogical staff)
01.01.18 to 31.12.1815.2615.26
Construction industry
Skilled workers01.03.18 to 28.02.1911.7511.75
01.03.19 to 31.12.1912.2012.20
Skilled labourers,
machine operators,
vehicle drivers
01.03.18 to 28.02.1914.95 (Berlin: 14.80)11.75
01.03.19 to 31.12.1915.20 (Berlin: 15.05)12.20
Roofing trade
Unskilled workers01.03.18 to 31.12.1812.2012.20
01.01.19 to 31.12.1912.2012.20
Skilled workers, journeypersons01.03.18 to 31.12.1812.9012.90
01.01.19 to 31.12.1913.2013.20
Electrical trade01.01.18 to 31.12.1810.9510.95
01.01.19 to 31.12.1911.4011.40
Industrial cleaning
Indoor and maintenance cleaning activities01.03.18 to 31.12.1810.309.55
01.01.19 to 31.12.1910.5610.05
01.01.20 to 30.11.2010.8010.55
01.12.20 to 31.12.2010.8010.80
Glass and facade cleaning activities01.03.18 to 31.12.1813.5512.18
01.01.19 to 31.12.1913.8212.83
01.01.20 to 30.11.2014.1013.50
01.12.20 to 31.12.2014.1014.10
Cash and valuables services
Mobile services
(cash and valuables in transit)
01.01.18 to 31.12.1812.90 to 16.531 (Berlin: 12.64)12.64
Stationary services (cash handling)01.01.18 to 31.12.1810.91 to 13.562 (Berlin: 10.38)10.38
Scaffolding trade01.07.18 to 31.05.1911.3511.35
Painting and varnishing trade
Unskilled workers01.05.18 to 30.04.1910.6010.60
01.05.19 to 30.04.2010.8510.85
01.05.20 to 30.04.2111.1011.10
Skilled workers, journeypersons01.05.18 to 30.04.1913.3012.40
01.05.19 to 30.04.2013.3012.95
01.05.20 to 30.04.2113.5013.50
Long-term care activities01.01.18 to 31.12.1810.5510.05
01.01.19 to 31.12.1911.0510.55
01.01.20 to 30.04.2011.3510.85
Stone masonry and stone carving01.05.18 to 30.04.1911.4011.40
1 Regulations differ between Länder. Mobile services from 01.01.18 to 31.12.2018: Baden-Württemberg, Bayern 15.33 euros; Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen 15.01 euros; Niedersachsen 15.63 euros; Nordrhein-Westfalen 16.53 euros; Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland 14.02 euros; Schleswig-Holstein 12.90 euros.
2 Regulations differ between Länder. Stationary services from 01.01.2018 to 31.12.2018: Baden-Württemberg,
Bremen, Hamburg, Niedersachsen 13.02 euros; Bayern, Hessen, Nordrhein-Westfalen 13.56 euros; Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Schleswig-Holstein 10.91 euros.

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