France increases its minimum wage as of 01.01.2023

Change in SMIC

The minimum wage (SMIC) is the hourly wage below which it is forbidden to pay an employee in France.

This applies regardless of the form of payment (time, incentive, piecework, commission or tip). The SMIC ensures workers a guarantee of their purchasing power and a share in the economic development of the country.

The amount of the gross hourly SMIC was already raised to €11.07 on 1 August 2022. This corresponded to €1,678.95 per month based on the statutory working time of 35 hours per week.

On 01 January 2023, the SMIC will be changed again. This time it will increase by1.8% to €11.27, which will then correspond to a new monthly salary of €1,709.28 gross (based on the statutory French working hours).


Change in SMIC

Year Amount of SMIC

gross per hour in euros

1. January 2023 11,27 €
1. August 2022 11,07 €
1. May 2022 10,85 €
1. January 2022 10,57 €


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