Within the same calendar year, the salary requirement must be met as an average monthly salary. The monthly salary must appear from the contract of employment.

It is possible to agree on a lower salary or no salary during for example a holiday period provided that the salary in the remaining months is so high that the requirement for an average monthly minimum salary as a whole is met within the calendar year.

The salary requirement must be met in accordance with the contract of employment. If the monthly salary is too low, the employer cannot raise the average monthly salary above the minimum limit by for example paying a bonus at the end of the year.