Structure of earnings statistics, Slovenia, 2014

Average monthly gross earnings of women in 2014 were 94.7% those of men.

Average monthly gross earnings of women in 2014 were 94.7% those of men, which means they were on average EUR 89 lower. The lowest difference between men’s and women’s earnings was in real estate activities.

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The difference between men’s and women’s earnings the lowest in real estate activities

According to the provisional data of annual structure of earnings statistics, obtained exclusively from the existing administrative sources, in 2014 the average annual gross earnings of men calculated at monthly level amounted to EUR 1,678, while the average annual gross earnings of women calculated at monthly level amounted to EUR 1,589. Because these are average values, the reason for differences is also in different educational, occupational and age structure. The median, which separates the population in two halves, was EUR 1,353, which means that half of the persons in paid employment had average monthly gross earnings lower than this value.

The difference between men’s and women’s earnings was the lowest in real estate activities, by 4.8% or EUR 79 in favour of men. Women had higher gross earnings than men in water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities (by 16.4%), in construction (by 14.9%) and in transportation and storage (by 11.5%). In all three activities women were in minority and they mainly did better paid work.

The lowest difference between men’s and women’s gross earnings in the Jugovzhodna Slovenija statistical region

The average gross earnings of men and women in 2014 differed the least in the Jugovzhodna Slovenija statistical region, by 0.7% or EUR 12 in favour of women. The highest difference between men’s and women’s gross earnings was recorded in the Gorenjska statistical region, where women earned on average 11.0% or EUR 186 less than men.

Highly educated persons in paid employment better paid in the private sector, those with upper secondary education better paid in the public sector

Average gross earnings of persons in paid employment with tertiary education in the private sector in 2014 were by 3.9% higher than average gross earnings of equally educated persons in paid employment in the public sector. If we take a closer look at the public sector and divide it into general government and public corporations, persons in paid employment with tertiary education in the private sector had average gross earnings by 7.4% higher than equally educated persons in paid employment in the general government sector, but by 9.9% lower than equally educated persons in paid employment in public corporations (these are corporations under control by units of the general government sector).

Persons in paid employment with upper secondary education in the public sector had by 10.8% higher average gross earnings than equally educated persons in paid employment in the private sector. In general government average gross earnings of persons in paid employment with upper secondary education were by 3.9% higher and in public corporations by 21.1% higher than average gross earnings of equally educated persons in paid employment in the private sector.
Chart 1: Ratio between average monthly gross earnings of women and men, Slovenia
Chart 1: Ratio between average monthly gross earnings of women and men, Slovenia
1) Provisional data.
Vir: SURS
Table 1: Average monthly gross earnings by major groups of occupation, Slovenia, 2014
TotalMenWomenRatio w/m
EUR%
Total1,6371,6781,58994.7
Legislators, senior officials and managers2,8122,8472,74296.3
Professionals2,3112,5422,16685.2
Technicians and associate professionals1,7681,8961,65487.2
Clerks1,4231,4341,41798.8
Service workers and shop and market sales workers1,1441,2681,05483.1
Skilled agricultural and fishery workers1,1741,2261,04485.2
Craft and related trades workers1,2701,2971,05381.2
Plant and machine operators and assemblers1,2431,3001,05481.1
Elementary occupations9961,08991483.9
Armed forces1,6111,6291,49191.5
Source: SURS
Table 2: Average monthly gross earnings by age groups, Slovenia, 2014
TotalMenWomenRatio w/m
EUR%
Total1,6371,6781,58994.7
15‒641,6341,6731,58794.9
15‒241,0761,0961,00591.7
25‒341,3781,4111,32794.0
35‒441,6691,7321,59992.3
45‒541,7001,7731,63192.0
55‒641,8931,8991,88599.3
65 +3,5363,6053,28891.2
Source: SURS
Table 3: Average monthly earnings in public and private sector by educational attainment, Slovenia, 2014
Educational attainment
TotalBasic or lessUpper secondaryTertiary
Total1,6371,0671,3342,311
Public sector1,8501,0641,4362,271
  general government1,8449501,3472,198
  public corporations1,8641,1871,5702,620
Private sector1,5171,0681,2962,360
Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
Detailed final data on structure of earnings statistics for Slovenia in 2014 are going to be published on 19th September 2016 in the SI-STAT database on SURS’s website.
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