Minimum wage in France - SMIC

By Valérie Aston on 3 February 2010 · Viewed 15314 times · Questions

The minimum wage in France is called salaire minimum de croissance (SMIC), which stands for Salaire MInimum de Croissance. Since 1 January 2010 the SMIC is worth 8.86 euros per hour. This comes to a monthly gross salary of 1,343.77 euros for your employees. As the employer, your business is liable to an extra 42% of charges sociales patronales on that salary.

  • SMIC growth hourly rate 8.86 euros (before employers’ social charges)
  • SMIC growth monthly rate 1343.77 euros, based on 151,67 hours
  • SMIC net monthly rate 1,056.24 euros
  • Employer's social charges about 42%

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About the author: Valérie Aston

I've been helping people who want to start or already have a small business set up in France since 2009. After graduating from a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, I worked as a senior marketing consultant in the UK and France for various International companies. I worked as a conseillère en création d'entreprises (senior business advisor) for BGE here in France and run this independent business on a daily basis.