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Highest non-financial sector wage was in telecommunications in July

In the first seven months of this year, the highest average nominal wage in the non-financial sector of Slovakia was in telecommunications: Sk49,514 (€1,644). The real estate, rental, trade activities sectors and other services paid Sk24,122 (€800.7), the SITA newswire wrote.

In the first seven months of this year, the highest average nominal wage in the non-financial sector of Slovakia was in telecommunications: Sk49,514 (€1,644). The real estate, rental, trade activities sectors and other services paid Sk24,122 (€800.7), the SITA newswire wrote.

The average nominal wage in industry was Sk21,604 (€717.1). The transport sector paid Sk20,889 (€693.4), while employees in the wholesale earned Sk20,864 (€692.6), in the car sale and maintenance sector Sk20,323 (€674.6), in the postal services sector Sk17,133 (€568.7), in the construction sector Sk16,090 (€534.1), and the retail sector paid S14,706 (€488.1). Employees in hotels and restaurants received the lowest average nominal wage of Sk10,946 (€363.3) in the January-July period, according to data of the Slovak Statistics Office.

Slovakia registered the highest growth rate in average nominal wage in the sector of postal services, representing 13.1 percent. In the sector of real estate, rental, trade activities and other services this grew 12.6 percent; in the wholesale sector 11.2 percent, 10.5 percent in the retail sector, 8.6 percent in industry, 8.5 percent in transport, 7.3 percent in construction, 5.2 percent in car sale and maintenance. In hotels and restaurants it was 4.8 percent. The nominal wage fell only in the telecommunications sector, by 0.2 percent year-on-year in the January-July period.

The real average monthly wage in July alone went up by 7.5 percent in the wholesale sector, 7.4 percent in the telecommunications, 5.5 percent in the real estate, rental, trade activities sectors and other services, 4.4 percent in the postal sector, 4.3 percent in the retail sector, 3.8 percent in transport, 3.6 percent in industry, 2.5 percent in the construction sector, 2.2 percent in car sales and maintenance and 0.6 percent in hotels and restaurants. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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