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Smic (minimum wage for growth)

Verified 01 mai 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

The minimum wage for growth (Smic) is the statutory minimum hourly wage that the employee must earn. However, allowances are applicable in certain cases (apprentices and employees under 18 years of age). The current gross hourly smic amount is €10.85.

General case

The minimum wage is the statutory minimum hourly wage below which the employee cannot be paid.

It applies to any major employee, regardless of the form of remuneration (time, performance, task, piece, commission or tip).

The employer may be fined in the amount of €1,500 the employee is paid less than the minimum wage. The employer may also be ordered to pay damages employee.

  Please note : the Smic does not concern VRP which are not subject to working hours.

The amount of the net Sum is given as an indication, since contributions are not the same in all companies, in particular for the benefit.

For a major

The salary of a major employee may not be less than the amount of the SLIC.

Smic Amounts

Smic

Gross

Net

(deduction of employee contributions)

Hourly Smic

€10.85

€8.58

Monthly Smic

€1,645.58

€1,302.64

Annual smic

€19,747.00

€15,631.75

  Please note : the amount of the net Sum received by the employee depends on the company concerned and on certain contributions linked to the sector of activity.

For a minor

An employee under the age of 18 who has not yet completed 6 months of professional practice in his or her industry may receive a reduced Sum.

Smic Amounts Decreased by a Minor Employee

Employee Age

Less gross hourly smic

17 years

€9.77

16 years (and under)

€8.68

A special allowance is also provided for young people in professionalisation contract or apprenticeship contract.

To check if the salary paid is at least equal to the Smic, only certain amounts are taken into account.

Amounts included in the calculation of the Smic

Salary, Benefits and Premiums

Is this taken into account?

Base salary

Yes

Benefits in kind

Yes

Productivity premiums

Yes

Reimbursement of costs (including freight)

No

Overtime Increases

No

Participation and incentive grants

No

Seniority, attendance or special working conditions (unsanitary)

No

Vacation, end-of-year premiums, unless paid in monthly instalments

No

The applicable collective agreement generally provides for a conventional minimum wage.

If the conventional minimum is less than the minimum wage, the employer shall pay an additional salary to reach the minimum wage.

If the minimum wage is higher than the minimum wage, the employer pays what is provided for in the collective agreement.

1 January

The Smic is upgraded every year at 1to January. It is indexed to measured inflation for the 20% of households with the lowest incomes. The revaluation of the smic is carried out on the basis of half the gain in purchasing power of the average hourly wage of workers and employees.

In-year

If consumer price index increase by at least 2 % in relation to the index established when the last amount of the SLIC is established, it shall be increased automatically in the same proportions.

Boost

At any time, the government may increase the SIMF.

In Mayotte

The minimum wage is the statutory minimum hourly wage below which the employee cannot be paid.

It applies to any major employee, regardless of the form of remuneration (time, performance, task, piece, commission or tip).

The employer may be fined in the amount of €1,500 the employee is paid less than the minimum wage. The employer may also be ordered to pay damages employee.

  Please note : the Smic does not concern VRP which are not subject to working hours.

Smic amount in Mayotte

Smic

Gross

Hourly Smic

€8.19

Monthly Smic

€1,242.15

Annual smic

€14,905.80

To check if the salary paid is at least equal to the Smic, only certain amounts are taken into account.

Amounts included in the calculation of the Smic

Salary, Benefits and Premiums

Is this taken into account?

Base salary

Yes

Benefits in kind

Yes

Productivity premiums

Yes

Reimbursement of costs (including freight)

No

Overtime Increases

No

Participation and incentive grants

No

Seniority, attendance or special working conditions (unsanitary)

No

Vacation, end-of-year premiums, unless paid in monthly instalments

No

The applicable collective agreement generally provides for a conventional minimum wage.

If the conventional minimum is less than the minimum wage, the employer shall pay an additional salary to reach the minimum wage.

If the minimum wage is higher than the minimum wage, the employer pays what is provided for in the collective agreement.

1 January

The Smic is upgraded every year at 1to January. It is indexed to measured inflation for the 20% of households with the lowest incomes. The revaluation of the smic is carried out on the basis of half the gain in purchasing power of the average hourly wage of workers and employees.

In-year

If consumer price index increase by at least 2 % in relation to the index established when the last amount of the SLIC is established, it shall be increased automatically in the same proportions.

Boost

At any time, the government may increase the SIMF.