Persons in paid employment by amount of gross and net earnings, Slovenia, 2016

In 2016, 62.7% of persons in paid employment in Slovenia had monthly net earnings below the national average

Substantially more persons were in paid employment in the private sector (64.4%) than in the public sector, but in the latter the share of those with higher monthly net earnings than the national average was much higher. The reason for this is the educational structure of persons in paid employment.

  • 26 October 2017 at 10:30
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According to provisional data of the annual structure of earnings statistics, in 2016 average monthly net earnings (calculated from annual net earnings) amounted to EUR 1,092. Among all persons in paid employment observed in this survey 5.2% were in paid employment by natural persons; 92.3% of them had average monthly net earnings lower than the national average. As regards persons in paid employment by legal persons, this percentage was substantially lower, but still high (61.1%). In 2016, 62.7% of persons in paid employment in Slovenia had monthly net earnings lower than the national average.

Half of persons in paid employment by natural persons had average monthly net earnings in 2016 lower than EUR 666 (which was the median of net earnings), while the median for persons in paid employment by legal persons was EUR 965 and thus 44.9% higher.

Substantially more persons in paid employment in the private sector than in the public sector, but in the latter much higher share of those with monthly net earnings higher than the national average

Although substantially more persons were in paid employment in the private sector (64.4%) than in the public sector (35.6%), in the latter the share of those with higher monthly net earnings than the national average was much higher (58.9% of men and 50.8% of women) than in the private sector (30.1% of men and 24.6% of women). The reason for this is the educational structure of persons in paid employment, which is on average higher in the public sector.

In the public sector 18.1% of men and 10.4% of women had the highest monthly net earnings (EUR 1,709 or more), while in the private sector the shares were lower (8.7% of men and 7.2% of women). If we look at the public sector in detail, we can see that 10.2% of women and 19.2% of men had the highest monthly net earnings in the government sector, while in the public corporations the shares were 11.2% of women and 16.8% of men. In the public sector 1.8% of men and 6.8% of women had the lowest monthly net earnings (EUR 610 or less), while in the private sector the shares were much higher (10.8% of men and 16.4% of women).

The lowest share of persons in paid employment with monthly net earnings higher than the national average in accommodation and food service activities and the highest in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

The share of persons in paid employment with monthly net earnings higher than the national average was the highest in the following activities: electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (81.0% for men and 71.2% for women), financial and insurance activities (75.9% for men and 62.0% for women), mining and quarrying (70.8% for men and 56.6% for women) and information and communication activities (67.2% for men and 58.8% for women). On the other hand, the lowest shares of persons in paid employment with monthly net earnings higher than the national average were recorded in the following activities: for men accommodation and food service activities (13.1% of persons in paid employment), administrative and support service activities (14.1%), construction (16.1%) and agriculture, forestry and fishing (17.2%) and for women accommodation and food service activities (9.8% of persons in paid employment), administrative and support service activities (11.1%) and agriculture, forestry and fishing (14.5%).

In the Notranjsko-kraška statistical region of employment the fewest of those with monthly net earnings higher than the national average

According to provisional data of the annual structure of earnings statistics, in 2016 the Osrednjeslovenska statistical region employed 34.5% of men and 35.5% of women in paid employment in Slovenia. In this statistical region the most persons in paid employment had monthly net earnings higher than the national average (45.4% of men and 44.9% of women). Osrednjeslovenska was followed by Gorenjska (38.0% of men and 33.6% of women) and Obalno-kraška (37.0% of men and 37.6% of women). The fewest of those with monthly net earnings higher than the national average were recorded in the Notranjsko-kraška statistical region (26.1% of men and 27.9% of women), followed by Pomurska (27.0% of men and 29.4% of women) and Zasavska (27.1% of men and 30.9% of women). In all these three statistical regions with the fewest persons in paid employment with monthly net earnings higher than the national average the share of women was higher than the share of men.

Chart 1: Distribution of average monthly net earnings by employment status and by sex, Slovenia, 2016
Chart 1: Distribution of average monthly net earnings by employment status and by sex, Slovenia, 2016
Source: SURS
Chart 2: Persons in paid employment by amount of net earnings by public and private sector and by sex, Slovenia, 2016
Chart 2: Persons in paid employment by amount of net earnings by public and private sector and by sex, Slovenia, 2016
Source: SURS
Chart 3: Share of persons in paid employment with monthly net earnings higher than national average by activity and sex, Slovenia, 2016
Chart 3: Share of persons in paid employment with monthly net earnings higher than national average by activity and sex, Slovenia, 2016
Source: SURS
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