Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Men over 40 with university education best paid

THE STEREOTYPE of the best-paid Slovak citizen is a male over 40 with university education and a permanent residence in Bratislava, recent statistical data suggests.

According to daily SME, more than 60 percent of the Slovak population do not meet any of these criteria and are being paid less than the world's average salary.

The Statistics Office warned that, recently, the gap between the way woman and men are paid has widened. The average salary of males reached Sk16,899 (€408.77), while females are being paid an average of Sk12,125 (€293.29). Women are earning only 71.7 percent of men's wages.

The average gross monthly wage in Slovakia has reached Sk14,597 (€353.09), while the cost of labour, consisting of the gross wage plus social expenditures paid by an employer, averaged Sk21,039 (€508.92) per worker.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

The accused woman arrives to the court.