Minimum wage in Croatia

Minimum wage in Croatia is regulated by the Minimum Wage Act (Croatian: Zakon o minimalnoj plaći) and is defined as the lowest gross monthly wage for a full-time worker, based on a 40-hour work week.[1][2] For workers who do not work full time, minimum wage is lower, in proportion to their working hours.[1] Additional compensation for overtime work, night work, and work on Sundays and holidays is not included in the minimum wage.[1] Minimum wage is recalculated once a year and is effective throughout the next calendar year.[3]

As of 1 January 2021, the minimum gross monthly wage in Croatia is 4,250.00 HRK (c. €560), which is equivalent to a net amount of 3,400.00 HRK (c. €450).[4] Among 21 EU member states that regulate minimum wage, Croatian minimum wage is fifth lowest.[5]

In January 2018, minimum wage was received by 45,245 workers,[6] down from c. 80,000 in 2014.[7]

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  1. ^ a b c Minimum Wage Act, §2.
  2. ^ Bejaković 2015, p. 24.
  3. ^ Minimum Wage Act, §4.
  4. ^ "Minimalna neto plaća za 2021. godinu 3.400 kuna ili za 150 kuna više nego sada". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). 29 October 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Minimum wages in the EU Member States ranged from €332 per month in Bulgaria to €2 202 per month in Luxembourg". Eurostat. January 2021. Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  6. ^ "U Hrvatskoj još 45.245 radnika živi od minimalca". Večernji list (in Croatian). 12 March 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Čak 80.000 radnika je na minimalcu". Jutarnji list (in Croatian). 14 October 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2018.