Austria minimum wage 2021

Starting from January 1st, 2021, all foreign drivers posted to Austria, must be paid according to the Austrian Collective Agreement for the road haulage sector(LSDB).

You can find here below the minimum rates tables for transport of goods drivers. 

For more information about Austrian National Agreement obligations applying to your drivers, check here

1. Unskilled workers, garage workers, tractor drivers, passengers and drivers for trucks up to 3.5 t total weight, as well as forklift drivers Normal hourly wages 2021
Normal weekly wages 2021
Normal monthly wages 2021
a) If you have been with the company for up to 5 years 9.34 373.60 1,615.82
b) If you have been with the company for more than 5 years up to 10 years 9.56 382.40 1,653.88
c) If you have been with the company for more than 10 years up to 15 years 9.80 392.00 1,695.40
d) If you have been with the company for more than 15 years up to 20 years 10.04 401.60 1,736.92
e) If you have been with the company for more than 20 years 10.29 411.60 1,780.17
2. Drivers for trucks over 3.5 t total weight with up to 3 axles Normal hourly wages 2021
Normal weekly wages 2021
Normal monthly wages 2021
a) If you have been with the company for up to 5 years 9.56 382.40 1,653.88
b) If you have been with the company for more than 5 years up to 10 years 9.80 392.00 1,695.40
c) If you have been with the company for more than 10 years up to 15 years 10.04 401.60 1,736.92
d) If you have been with the company for more than 15 years up to 20 years 10.34 413.60 1,788.82
e) If you have been with the company for more than 20 years 10.58 423.20 1,830.34
3. Drivers for trucks over 3.5 t total weight with more than 3 axles Normal hourly wages 2021
Normal weekly wages 2021
Normal monthly wages 2021
a) If you have been with the company for up to 5 years 9.69 387.60 1,676.37
b) If you have been with the company for more than 5 years up to 10 years 9.92 396.80 1,716.16
c) If you have been with the company for more than 10 years up to 15 years 10.20 408.00 1,764.60
d) If you have been with the company for more than 15 years up to 20 years 10.47 418.80 1,811.31
e) If you have been with the company for more than 20 years 10.72 428.80 1,854.56
4. Drivers for motor vehicle trains and articulated vehicles as well as self-propelled work machines, game leaders and place masters Normal hourly wages 2021
Normal weekly wages 2021
Normal monthly wages 2021
a) If you have been with the company for up to 5 years 9.80 392.00 1,695.40
b) If you have been with the company for more than 5 years up to 10 years 10.04 401.60 1,736.92
c) If you have been with the company for more than 10 years up to 15 years 10.34 413.60 1,788.82
d) If you have been with the company for more than 15 years up to 20 years 10.58 423.20 1,830.34
e) If you have been with the company for more than 20 years 10.82 432.80 1,871.86
5a. Drivers with driver training for the transport of dangerous goods (except wage category 7), as well as drivers who are responsible for Operation of cranes from 10 metric tons (lifting capacity) have passed an examination, Normal hourly wages 2021
Normal weekly wages 2021
Normal monthly wages 2021
a) If you have been with the company for up to 5 years 10.04 401.60 1,736.92
b) If you have been with the company for more than 5 years up to 10 years 10.34 413.60 1,788.82
c) If you have been with the company for more than 10 years up to 15 years 10.58 423.20 1,830.34
d) If you have been with the company for more than 15 years up to 20 years 10.82 432.80 1,871.86
e) If you have been with the company for more than 20 years 11.06 442.40 1,913.38
5b. Professionals with completed apprenticeship training – if used exclusively as such – deserve the collective wage minimum wage in their branch. The years of service for the classification in the collective agreement of the respective branch are calculated in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement for workers in the Freight transport industry, At least, however, is due: Normal hourly wages 2021
Normal weekly wages 2021
Normal monthly wages 2021
a) If you have been with the company for up to 5 years 10.04 401.60 1,736.92
b) If you have been with the company for more than 5 years up to 10 years 10.34 413.60 1,788.82
c) If you have been with the company for more than 10 years up to 15 years 10.58 423.20 1,830.34
d) If you have been with the company for more than 15 years up to 20 years 10.82 432.80 1,871.86
e) If you have been with the company for more than 20 years 11.06 442.40 1,913.38
6. Professional driver with final apprenticeship diploma Normal hourly wages 2021
Normal weekly wages 2021
Normal monthly wages 2021
6.1 Drivers for trucks over 3.5 t total weight with up to 3 axles
a) If you have been with the company for up to 5 years 9.80 392.00 1,695.40
b) If you have been with the company for more than 5 years up to 10 years 10.04 401.60 1,736.92
c) If you have been with the company for more than 10 years up to 15 years 10.34 413.60 1,788.82
d) If you have been with the company for more than 15 years up to 20 years 10.58 423.20 1,830.34
e) If you have been with the company for more than 20 years 10.82 432.80 1,871.86
6.2 Drivers for trucks over 3.5 t total weight with more than 3 axles
a) If you have been with the company for up to 5 years 10.09 403.60 1,745.57
b) If you have been with the company for more than 5 years up to 10 years 10.29 411.60 1,780.17
c) If you have been with the company for more than 10 years up to 15 years 10.58 423.20 1,830.34
d) If you have been with the company for more than 15 years up to 20 years 10.84 433.60 1,875.32
e) If you have been with the company for more than 20 years 11.06 442.40 1,913.38
6.3 Drivers for motor vehicle trains and articulated vehicles
a) If you have been with the company for up to 5 years 10.34 413.60 1,788.82
b) If you have been with the company for more than 5 years up to 10 years 10.58 423.20 1,830.34
c) If you have been with the company for more than 10 years up to 15 years 10.82 432.80 1,871.86
d) If you have been with the company for more than 15 years up to 20 years 11.08 443.20 1,916.84
e) If you have been with the company for more than 20 years 11.33 453.20 1,960.09

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Salary table for small transport companies from 1 January 2021

For more information about Austrian National Agreement obligations applying to your drivers, in case you only own small trucks less than 3.5 tons, check here

Drivers for motor vehicles for the transport of goods up to a maximum gross weight of 3,500 kg as well as all other workers Normal hourly wages 2021
Normal weekly wages 2021
Normal monthly wages 2021
a) If you have been with the company for up to 5 years 8.86 354.40 1,532.78
b) If you have been with the company for more than 5 years up to 10 years 8.94 357.60 1,546.62
c) If you have been with the company for more than 10 years up to 15 years 8.95 358.00 1,548.35
d) If you have been with the company for more than 15 years up to 20 years 9.00 360.00 1,557.00
e) If you have been with the company for more than 20 years 9.08 363.20 1,570.84

Daily allowance 

Daily allowances are granted as compensation for the increased cost of living when driving or providing services outside the place of work (business premises, factory premises, warehouse, etc.). 

The place of employment (business premises, factory premises, warehouse, etc.) is the place (address) at which the employee is registered for social security. The daily allowance is € 26.40 per calendar day.

If the driving activity or absence from the place of work lasts more than three hours, 1/12 of the daily allowance is due for each hour or part thereof; no daily allowance is due for up to three hours of driving or absence from the place of work.

A maximum of 1 daily rate is due for each calendar day.

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