France Increases Minimum Wage

Effective January 1, 2024, the French government has increased the monthly minimum wage (le SMIC).

The minimum wage has increased by 1.13% to EUR 11.65 gross per hour. The minimum monthly salary has increased from EUR 1747.20 to EUR 1766.92.

This has in turn increased the salary requirement for several work immigration categories, including:

  • Passport Talent – Employees on Assignment to EUR 38,165.47 per year;
  • Passport Talent – Young Graduates to EUR 42,406.08 per year;
  • Passport Talent – Legal Representatives to EUR 63,609.12 per year.

The minimum wage for EU Blue Card holders is 1.5 times the average gross salary of reference fixed by the government, and is therefore unaffected by the rise in the SMIC.

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