French collective agreement has updated minimum wages for the transport sector, which are applicable to drivers working in France starting from 25/03/2021.
Salary rates for foreign transport companies posting their drivers in France are then modified like follows:
Hourly wage for workers in the road transport of GOODS:
according to the French national agreement, drivers of trucks and articulated vehicles for more than 3.5 t GVW, performing international transport operations, are considered to be equivalent to group 7, coefficient 150M. Minimum wage applicable to these drivers should then be 10,49 €/gross/hour.
Refer to the table here below for other categories of drivers:
|Coefficient||Hourly rate||After 2 years in the company||After 5 years in the company||After 10 years in the company||After 15 years in the company|
|110 M – 115 M – 118 M – 120 M||10,25||10,4040||10,6080||10,8120||11,0160|
|Coefficient||Definition of driver’s coefficient|
|110 M – 115 M – 118 M – 120 M||Driver of a heavy goods vehicle weighing up to or more than 3,5 T and up to and including 11 T GVW|
|128 M||Driver of a heavy goods vehicle weighing more than 11 T and up to and including 19 T GVW|
|138 M||Driver of a heavy goods vehicle weighing more than 19 T GVW|
|150 M||Highly qualified driver of a heavy goods vehicle (INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT)|
Extra hours rates:
||Extra hours paid + 25% *||Extra hours paid + 50% *|
|Long distance drivers – weekly hours||36h to 43h||More than 43h|
|Long distance drivers – monthly hours||152h to 186h||More than 186h|
|Short distance drivers – weekly hours||36h to 43h||More than 43h|
|Short distance drivers – monthly hours||152h to 186h||More than 186h|
* Extra hours increase when working hours exceed the statutory maximum number of working hours per week (35h for long distance drivers; 39h for short distance drivers).
- Example: long distance driver’s wage when working 45h hours weekly:
- 10.49 € * 35h
- 13.11 € * 8h (from 36th to 43rd extra hours)
- 15.73 € * 2h (for 44th and 45th hours worked)
- more than (3) hours: 24.43 € prime/day
- less than (3) hours: 10.50 € prime/day
It is considered to be night work every hour worked between 9 pm and 6 am (according to Art 1 of the Agreement of November 14, 2001 on night work related to the National Collective Agreement for road transport).
|Less than 50h worked between 10 pm and 6 am / month||Hourly rate + 20 %|
|More than 50h worked between 10 pm and 6 am / month||Hourly rate + 25 %|