General income report

Number of employees
2019
4 555 328
Gone up 1.5 % compared to 2018
Gross annual income (median) of employees
2019
29 458 Euro
Gone up 3.5 % compared to 2018
Net annual income (median) of employees
2019
22 104 Euro
Gone up 3.3 % compared to 2018

The General income report under the Federal Constitutional Act on the Limitation of Holders of Public Offices (Bezügebegrenzungsgesetz) is prepared every other year on behalf of the Court of Audit and relates to the two previous years. The report depicts average incomes, broken down by women and men, and – in compliance with the legal remit – broken down by sector, occupational group and job position. The very detailed evaluations are based on administrative data (wage tax data, income tax data, data from the Federation of Social Insurance), supplemented by data from the microcensus. The report offers a presentation and analysis of the incomes of employees, self-employed persons and pensioners. In addition to the development of incomes since 1998, the first reporting year from which a uniform database is available, the report also includes a comparison of the federal provinces. A Statistical Annex provides detailed tables.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Wage Tax Data, data from the Federation of Social Insurance and Consumer Price Index 1996. Compiled on 18th December 2020. Without apprentices.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Wage Tax Data, data from the Federation of Social Insurance. Compiled on 18th December 2020. Without apprentices. - Gross annual income according to § 25 EStG. - Net annual income corresponds to the gross annual income according to § 25 EStG less the total social security contributions and less the total wage tax (before employee assessment).

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Wage Tax Data and data from the Federation of Social Insurance. Compiled on 18th December 2020. Without apprentices. "Total" also includes not-selected ÖNACE 2008-sections.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Wage Tax Data, data from the Federation of Social Insurance and Microcensus Survey Data. Compiled on 18th December 2020. Without apprentices. Employed persons over the age of 15 residing in Austria. "Total" includes also armed forces occupations.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Wage Tax Data and data from the Federation of Social Insurance. Compiled on 18th December 2020. Without apprentices.

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