New minimum wage for 2018

For the year 2018 a new minimum gross wage will apply. The Government of the Republic of Croatia has determined the minimum wage for the period from 1 January to 31 December 2018 in the gross amount of HRK 3,439.80 and it refers to full-time working time. The new minimum wage will be calculated for the month of January, and will normally be paid in February. The lowest pay for part-time work is determined in proportion to the minimum wage for full-time and hours worked for which the worker is reported. Thus, a minimum wage of no less than 1,719.90 kn per month is payable to a part-time employee (half-time) of 20 hours per week.

When determining the minimum wage for 2018, the fact of continuing recovery of economic trends in the first two quarters of 2017 was taken into account. Available data on wage developments for the first eight months of 2017 indicate a rise in gross earnings of 3.6%, compared to the average for the first eight months of 2016. Expectations are that economic growth will continue in 2018 and that the average growth rate expected will be around 2.9%. In 2018, the expected nominal growth of gross wages is estimated at 3.1%.

Source: Official Gazette