Minimum Wage in Malta 2024 - Per Hour | Per Week | Per Month

Updated at Jun 12, 2024 | by Admin

National minimum wages in Malta has been raised to €213.54 per week in 2024 for employees who are 18 years old or above.

This article has complete information about minimum wages in Malta for you, whether you are a full time employee, a part time employee or an international student.

More Information About Minimum Wages in Malta

  1. Minimum wage for full time employees
  2. Minimum wage for part time employees
  3. Minimum wage for international students

Full Time Employees

Hourly, weekly and monthly minimum wages for full time workers are mentioned below according to their age groups. The salaries mentioned below are all gross figures, you can calculate your net salary by using our simple Malta net salary and income tax calculator.

Hourly Minimum Wages

minimum salary in malta per hour
  • Full time workers who are 18 years old or above is €​​5.34 per hour.
  • For 17 years old is €5.169 per hour.
  • For under 17 years is €5.098 per hour.
Age Wage/Hour
18 years and over €5.34
17 years €5.169
Under 17 years €5.098

Weekly Minimum Wages

minimum wage in malta per week
  • Full time workers who are 18 years old or above is €​​213.54 per week.
  • Who are 17 years old is €206.76​ per week.
  • Who are aged below 17 years is €203.92​ per week.
Age Wage/Week
18 years and over €​​213.54
17 years €206.76​
Under 17 years €203.92​

Monthly Minimum Wages

minimum wage in malta per month
  • For full time workers who are 18 years old or above is €​​854.16 per month.
  • For those who are 17 years old is €827.04 per month.
  • Who are aged below 17 years is €815.68 per month.
Age Wage/Month
18 years and over €​​854.16
17 years €827.04
Under 17 years €815.68

Most of the employees in Malta earn more than minimum wages at an average of €4,640 per month. You can get more in depth information about average salary in Malta to get a better idea of how much you can make.

Part Time Employees

Part time employees are eligible to be paid the same minimum hourly rate of €​​5.34. However, there can be two cases to calculate the exact minimum wage for a part time employee.

1- Where WRO is Applicable

Part time employees are paid the same hourly rate as a comparable full time employee gets according to WRO for their industry. WRO stands for wage regulation order. In Malta, government issues WROs for specific industries like Agriculture, Construction, Food, health and more. These WROs define minimum wage rates, working hours and other employment conditions. You can find more information about WROs here.

2- Where WRO is not Applicable

In case where WRO is not applicable, the hourly rate for part time employees is calculated through dividing national weekly minimum wage of a comparable full time employee by 40. This will give the hourly rate of a comparable full time employee, the part time employees will be paid the same hourly rate according the number of hours worked.

Minimum Wage in Malta For International Students

International students can make minimum 5 euros per hour in Malta. There can also be better opportunities, where they can make more depending upon their level of skills.

It is important to note that job opportunities for international students can be limited. Most common jobs for students can be found in hospitality and tourism sectors.

Number of Working Hours For Students

  • International students are allowed to work 20 hours per week during their academic period.
  • During semester/summer breaks, students are allowed to work for 40 hours per week.