Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

IN SHORT

FedEE: Slovak wages 10 percent of the Danish

EMPLOYEES in Denmark earn the highest wages in Europe, while Moldavian workers earn the lowest, according to the Pay in Europe 2006 analysis prepared by the Federation of European Employers (FedEE). The analysis found that salaries in Slovakia amount to one-tenth of Danish wages.

Other countries whose wages are comparable to Slovakia's include Slovenia, where wages are 21 percent of those in Denmark, Portugal (18 percent), and the Czech Republic (13 percent), the SITA news agency wrote.

In Slovakia, the FedEE assessed only companies with more than 10 employees. In the lowest paid jobs the average hourly wage in Slovakia was Sk51, regardless of the employer's country of origin. In the best-paid positions, such as general directors and heads of boards of directors at large companies, the average hourly wage ranged between Sk270 and Sk593 in the case of Slovak owners. At foreign-owned companies, the average hourly rate in such positions ranged between Sk692 and Sk1,578.

The countries with the highest salaries, apart from Denmark, included Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Germany and the Netherlands.

Top stories

Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness

Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why?

For Russia, the path to a weakened China could be through a major nuclear accident in North Korea.