EMPLOYMENT NOTES

Managers earn 40% of EU standard

The average wage of top managers in Slovakia is 40 percent that of their counterparts in the European Union, according to Dr. J.F. Jenewein Management Consulting firm in Bratislava. Managers in Bratislava farebetter at 50 to 70 percent the EU standard. Managers in the Czech Republic also earn 40 percent (but 80 percent in Prague), those in Poland and Slovenia earn 50 percent, and those in Hungary earn 80 percent of the EU standard. Jenewein reported that dozens of managers in Slovakia earn at least 100,000 Sk a month and that hundreds receive 60-80,000 Sk. The assumed annual growth of these salaries is 40 to 50 percent.

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