2.3. Guaranteed Monthly Minimum Wage
All employees are guaranteed a minimum monthly wage, annually defined through specific legislation, after consultation with the Standing Committee for Social Dialogue (CPCS).
For 2019, the national minimum wage is € 600,00 gross per month, for mainland Portugal (14 months per year). Nevertheless, higher minimum wages may be established in collective bargaining agreements.
By Decree-Law no. 167/2019, of November 21, the value of the minimum monthly salary guaranteed for 2020 was updated, having been set at € 635 gross per month as from 1 January 2020.
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