Estonia - Wage data for 1st quarter of 2016 - May 31, 2016

Statistics Estonia published wage data for the 1st quarter of 2016. The average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,091 euro and the average hourly gross wages and salaries were 6.86 euro. Compared to the 1st quarter of 2015, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 8.1% and the average hourly gross wages and salaries by 7.7%. The increase was mainly due to the irregular bonuses and premiums, which increased 32.5% per employee compared to the 1st quarter of 2015 and which affected the increase in average gross monthly wages and salaries by 0.8 percentage points. Without irregular bonuses and premiums, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 7.2% in the 1st quarter. Minimum wages increased from 390 euro to 430 euro at the beginning of 2016. The office also published wage data for the year 2015. The average monthly gross income per employee in 2015 was 1013 euro, a 6% increase.

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