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Average monthly wage Sk20,950 in first half of 2008

The average monthly nominal wage of employees in Slovakia stood at Sk20,950 (€695.4) in the first half of this year, representing a 9.7-percent y/y increase, and a rise in real wages of 5.3 percent.

The average monthly nominal wage of employees in Slovakia stood at Sk20,950 (€695.4) in the first half of this year, representing a 9.7-percent y/y increase, and a rise in real wages of 5.3 percent.

Employees in the financial services sector received the highest average monthly wage of Sk44,862 (€1,489), followed by those in the power, gas and water production and distribution sector, on Sk32,497 (€1,079). Higher-than-average wages were also reported in public administration, defence, real estate, rental services, trade, mining, transport, storage, posts and telecommunications. Employees of hotels and restaurants received the lowest wages, representing Sk14,098 (€468) in the same period. Below-average wages were also recorded in social services, farming and fisheries. Heathcare and social assistance workers recorded the highest y/y increase in wages, of 14.1 percent. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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