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Earnings & labour costs

Minimum wages

Statutory agreed branch-specific minimum wages in Germany in February 2017
Minimum wagesGenerally binding / Valid untilWest (including Berlin)East
EUR
Waste management01.01.16 to 31.03.179.109.10
Vocational education and further
training services (pedagogical staff)
01.01.17 to 31.12.1714.6014.60
Construction industry
Skilled workers01.01.17 to 31.12.1711.3011.30
Skilled labourers,
machine operators,
vehicle drivers
01.01.17 to 31.12.1714.70 (Berlin: 14.55)11.30
Roofing trade01.01.17 to 31.12.1712.2512.25
Electrical trade01.01.17 to 31.12.1710.65 (Berlin: 10.40)10.40
01.01.18 to 31.12.1810.9510.95
01.01.19 to 31.12.1911.4011.40
Meat industry01.12.16 to 31.12.178.758.75
Industrial cleaning
Indoor and maintenance cleaning activities01.01.17 to 31.12.1710.009.05
Glass and facade cleaning activities01.01.17 to 31.12.1713.2511.53
Scaffolding trade01.05.16 to 30.04.1710.7010.70
01.05.17 to 30.04.1811.0011.00
Agriculture, forestry and horticulture01.01.17 to 31.10.178.608.60
01.11.17 to 31.12.179.109.10
Painting and varnishing trade
Unskilled workers01.05.16 to 30.04.1710.1010.10
Skilled workers, journeypersons01.05.16 to 30.04.1713.10 (Berlin: 12.90)11.30
Long-term care activities01.01.17 to 31.10.1710.209.50
Chimney sweeping trade01.01.16 to 31.12.1712.9512.95
Stone masonry and stone carving01.05.16 to 30.04.1711.3511.00
01.05.17 to 30.04.1811.4011.20
01.05.18 to 30.04.1911.4011.40
Laundry services for commercial clients01.07.16 to 30.09.178.758.75

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