Minimum wage increased in Czech Republic from January 1, 2020
Increase of minimum wage in the Czech Republic 2020
Czech Republic rises the national minimum monthly wage from January 1, 2020 by CZK 1,250 (approx. EUR 49) to CZK 14,600 (EUR 572.5), which means increase by 9.37%. Czech Republic has minimum wage, determined by a governmental decree and no worker in Czech Republic should be paid less then this minimum pay rate.
Guaranteed levels of minimum wage in Czech Republic from 2020
The governmental decree defines 8 work groups, which are set up based on complexity, liability and strenuous of work and have different level of minimum hourly and monthly wage. The minimum wage for all work groups will be increased accordingly, which leads to the highest minimum wage rate up to CZK 29,200 (EUR 1,145). The highest minimum Czech wage rate applies for example in administrative, economic, operational and administrative activities for the following scope of work “determining the business, business and financial strategy of an organization, conducting financial operations on the financial and capital markets, coordinating financial and other activities, and balancing the resources and needs of the organization.”
Minimum wage in Czech Republic in 2020
|Work groups defined in the governmental decree||The minimum hourly wage in CZK||The minimum monthly wage in CZK|
Definitions of Work groups in Czech Republic for the purpose of determination of the minimum wage
Work group 1
Kitchen assistant, seamstress, warehouseman - handling of goods up to 15 kg, shop assistant, cleaning lady, parcel delivery and other unskilled work.
Work group 2
Craftsman or worker on site, warehouse worker - handling of objects over 15 kg, garbage or ambulance, tobacconist, caretaker or janitor and security guard, car driver, simple food cook, maid, inspector and sorter in packing centers, packing line operator, etc.
Work group 3
Bricklayer or plumber, plumber and heating engineer - easier work, electric or heat appliance repairman, barber and hairdresser, salesman, cook - common types of hot meals, cashier, waiter or bartender, computer worker - database, tables etc., accountant, invoice - simpler work, car mechanic, metro driver, car driver over 9 seats or over 3.5 t, nurse, dental instrument, butcher at slaughterhouse, etc.
Work group 4
General nurse, midwife, plumber, heating engineer - more complicated work, guide - interpreter, organizer, negotiation with foreign partners, accountant - all agenda about wages, handyman of simple equipment and buildings, chef specialist - demanding menu, tailors in model and custom production , car mechanic - diagnostics and elimination of defects in electronics, drivers on side lines, etc. Seventh and eighth grade of employees in the public sphere.
Work group 5
Bus driver for more than 16 persons, master, dispatcher, paramedic, personnel and payroll accountant - providing agenda, market researcher, tax expert - dealing with tax office, calculation, large property manager, programmer, IT manager, support for company employees, teacher in kindergarten, instructor in driving school, designer of buildings or simple assemblies, etc.
Work group 6
Sales Officer - international business relations, pricing, sales organization, programmer (development, system component design) and network administrator (more demanding tasks), IT system designer, independent designer of large and demanding buildings, etc.
Work group 7
Financial expert, marketing expert, IT expert, programmer - development of new programs and systems, teaching at university, doctor, dentist, pharmacist etc.
Work group 8
Financial and sales director, financial and capital market broker, demanding creative system work, etc.
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