February 9, 2015
Each year, Austria announces the minimum monthly salary a foreign national must receive in order to qualify for Austrian work authorization. The minimum monthly salaries were recently released and the minimum salaries have increased by 2.6 percent from last year’s requirements. For any new work permit applications filed beginning 1 January 2015, the minimum monthly salary requirement will range from €2092.50 for applicants of an Austrian university applying for a Red-White-Red Card to €4100.00 for applicants for an EU Blue Card. For foreign nationals currently holding Austrian work permits issued prior to 1 January 2015, monthly salaries do not need to be adjusted should an employee’s monthly salary not meet the current requirements.