EU Sources - Earnings in 2017 in the EU - March 31, 2018

According to Eurostat data, Luxembourg is at the top of the wage ranking with an hourly wage of €43.8 in 2016. Denmark (€38.7) and Belgium, (€37.9) offer the second and third best hourly wages for workers across the EU. Workers in countries such as Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Lithuania or Latvia are paid under €10 for an hour of work. Eurostat revealed that the hourly employee compensation increased in 2017 in all EU member states, with the EU average standing at €23.1 and €26.9 in the euro area. Compared to 10 years ago, hourly wages increased significantly across the EU.

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