Finland -Slowdown in pay increase -November 1, 2012

According to Statistics Finland’s Structure of Earnings statistics, in the last quarter of 2011 the average monthly earnings of all full-time wage and salary earners were €3,111 and the median earnings €2,776. The average hourly earnings of wage and salary earners were €18.35 and the median earnings €16.17. Wage and salary earners were best paid in the central government sector where their hourly earnings were €21. 65. In the private sector the average hourly earnings were €18.70 and in the local government sector €16.84. The statistical office provides also tables and figures of earnings by major occupational groups.



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