Spain: monthly national minimum wage 2008-2020

The national minimum wage per month in Spain increased steadily over the last years. The minimum monthly wage grew by almost 60 percent from 2000 to 2020, with salaries increasing from 600 euros a month to 950 euros a month in 2020. In 2019, the Socialist government of Spain passed a decree by which the national minimum wage would be given a boost of 164 euros, therefore making it stand at 900 euros per month as of that year.

Salaries in Spain

Along with the monthly wage, the national minimum daily wage also grew consistently over the past years, with the gross minimum standing at 24.53 euros a day in 2018 relative to 20 euros a day in 2000. Annual wages in Spain have however not followed this trend and fluctuated greatly during the same period. The highest average wage registered in Spain took place in 2009, year in which the mean salary amounted to over 30 thousand euros a year after a period of ongoing growth. Spanish salaries however initiated a downtrend that prompted the average worker to earn approximately 28 thousand euros a year in 2018.

Salaries in Europe

Luxemburg ranked as the European country that featured the highest salaries in 2017, with an average wage of approximately 71.7 thousand euros a year. Denmark and Ireland followed second and third, with average salaries of 65.7 thousand and 53.11 thousand a year respectively. In terms of growth, Bulgaria ranked as the country that saw the highest increase in salaries in 2018 compared to the previous year, with a development of 5.7 percent more relative to 2017.

National minimum wage per month in Spain from 2008 to 2020

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Release date

February 2020



Survey time period

2008 to 2020

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