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Slovak salaries continued increasing

THE OVERALL average salary in Slovakia amounted to €934 gross in 2015.

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This stems from a survey carried out by the Platy.sk website. The salary includes also bonuses and various provisions which employees received during the year. The survey also suggests that 15 percent of employees received a 13th salary amounting to €673 on average. Bonuses are given to 23 percent of employees, who receive €646 on average, according to the press release.

According to the survey, about 59 percent of employees in Slovakia do not earn the average wage, with most of them being from the Prešov and Banská Bystrica regions.

Nominal salaries increased by 3 percent year-on-year. Since inflation was nearly zero, the employees noticed the increase in their salaries also because they were able to buy more goods and services than in 2014.

The highest wages are in Bratislava Region, where employees get €1,309 on average. On the other hand, the lowest wages are in Prešov Region, only €815 on average. Wages grew the most in Košice Region (up by 4.6 percent y-o-y to €946 on average), while employees in the Nitra and Banská Bystrica regions saw their salaries increase the least (only by 2.7 percent y-o-y to €884 and €852 on average, respectively).

Only 2 percent of employees in Prešov Region have their wages higher than €2,010, while in Bratislava it is 12 percent. Moreover, two-thirds of employees in Prešov Region earn between €410 and €809 gross, while in Bratislava Region it is only 18 percent of employees, according to the press release.

The salary depends mostly on the work employees are performing. The lower the qualification is, the lower salary. Top managers earn five times more than unskilled labourers.

Another important factor is the region and also the field of work. Higher salaries are in the energy sector, the automotive industry and IT, among others.

More than 67,000 employees compared their salaries via Platy.sk in 2015, which represents 183 people a day in average. An average respondent is a 30-year-old man from Bratislava Region who works as qualified employee in a non-technical job, according to the press release.

Topic: Career and HR

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