Is there a wage premium for night work?


This map tells us whether a wage premium is guaranteed for work carried out during evening or night hours, as well as the level of this premium. These wage premiums are examined because they decrease the likelihood that parents will have mandatory night shift and increase parents’ ability to pay for alternate care if they must work nights.

More information:

  • No premium includes two countries which offer no premium but have a general ban on non-essential night work (Belgium and Norway).
  • Only for certain employees means the night work premium only applies to certain categories of workers such as shift workers or workers who do not normally work at night.