gross : € 466.62 (corresponding to an annual wage 17,600 euros)
Gross Minimum Wage
€9,67 per hour
Net Minimum Wage
1144 per month
. Young people under 17 years old with less than 6 months of professional practice can be paid 80% of the legal minimum wage between 16 -17 years of age and 90% between 17-18. Young students on apprenticeship contracts are getting a wage which may vary between 25% and 78% of the SMIC in accordance with their age and the number of years working for the employer. Young people do not get any wages for a work experience at all but may be given an expense allowance. Nevertheless this allowance is compulsory by law for a work experience of more than 2 consecutive months. The amount of this allowance is 420 euros for a month in 2013. Part time workers cannot receive a wage less than the hourly SMIC.
The SMIC is an hourly wage. Since February 2000 French employees work 35 hours a week (further working time is considered as overtime). The minimum gross wage is €9.61 per hour which translates to €1,457.52 per month.