Volkswagen pays the most

THOUGH the biggest employer in Slovakia is the state-run railway company Železnice Slovenskej Republiky, which pays its 14,110 employees €10,395 a year on average, the most money is earned by employees of carmaker Volkswagen Slovakia.

(Source: Courtesy of Volkswagen Slovakia)

They earn up to €25,034 a year on average, which is about €2,086 a month, according to an analysis by the FinStat company.

The second biggest employer in Slovakia is state-run postal service operator Slovenská Pošta, employing about 13,650 people, followed by U.S. Steel Košice with nearly 10,400 employees. The Košice-based steelmaker is also the biggest private employer in the country, the TASR newswire reported.

According to FinStat, the 20 biggest employers in Slovakia employ altogether 120,000 people.

“Except for the state-run companies also the biggest Slovak banks, the biggest retailers, Hornonitrianske Bane mining firm, Water Management Company, ‘Slovak’ carmakers, and their suppliers like INA Kysuce or INA Skalina belong to the biggest employers,” said Martin Gulka, analyst with FinStat, as quoted by TASR.

Regarding the best-paying employers, second is Tatra Banka whose employees receive €22,164 a year on average, followed by Slovenské Elektrárne electricity producer with average annual salaries of €21,228.

The employees of Billa retailer have the lowest earnings out by the 20 biggest employers, only €7,985 a year on average, which amounts to €665 a month, TASR wrote.

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