Employees in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector received the highest average nominal monthly salaries during the first two months of this year at a level of €1,758. The average salary in the industrial sector was €801, selected market services was at €794, the wholesale sector at €738, maintenance of motor vehicles at €727, transportation and storage at €722, construction at €559, accommodation at €555, the retail sector at €550 and pubs and restaurants at €358, the Slovak Statistics Office reported on April 12, as cited by the SITA newswire.
The average monthly nominal salary grew the most in the ICT sector (+10.5 percent) over the past year according to the Statistics Office. Other annual growth rates were as follows: transportation and storage, 7 percent; industry, 5.7 percent; retail, 3 percent; construction, 2.6 percent; accommodation, 2 percent; selected market services, 1.9 percent; repair and distribution of motor vehicles, 1.8 percent; wholesale, 1.5 percent. The average monthly nominal salary did not changed in restaurants and pubs.
The real average monthly salary for ICT employees increased by 6.4 percent since last year according to the Statistics Office, followed by a 3-percent real average salary increase in transportation and storage and a 1.7-percent increase in industry. The real average salaries of employees in pubs and restaurants fell by 3.8 percent, in wholesale by 2.3 percent, in distribution and repairs of motor vehicles by 2 percent, in selected market services by 1.9 percent, in accommodation by 1.8 percent, in construction by 1.3 percent and in retail sales by 0.9 percent.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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