I run a limited company, and want to pay myself a wage. There is a limit to what you can pay yourself before the company has to pay National Insurance contributions. But what is the minimum wage you can pay yourself in order to get a Qualifying Year on your National Insurance record (for State Pension purposes)?
The gov.uk website makes this very difficult to find out, so your question is understandable.
For an employee, if you're earning a wage of more than £166 a week (2019/20) you will pay Class 1 National Insurance contributions (12% on the amount above that). Carry these on for a full year and that should make one Qualifying Year.
So the short answer is £118 a week, or £6,136 a year.
The only true way to know whether you have a Qualifying Year is to check your own National Insurance record after the fact, and you can make voluntary contributions to 'top up' if you have not quite made enough for a Qualifying Year.
There is a lot more information on qualifying here – including conditions for whether or not you have an NI record before 2016: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/understanding-and-qualifying-new-state-pension