Structure of earnings

Gross hourly earnings (median)
2018
15.09 Euro
Gone up in real terms 2.6 % compared to 2014
Gross monthly earnings - full time (median)
2018
2 742 Euro
Gone up in real terms 1.8 % compared to 2014
Share of low-wage earners
2018
14.7 %

The Structure of Earnings Survey (SES) provides detailed information on gross hourly, gross monthly and gross annual earnings as well as on the working time of employed persons. This information allows detailed analyses by characteristics such as economic activity, occupation, age, sex, educational level, full/part-time, length of service, employment contract or citizenship.

The survey is conducted every four years and covers enterprises with at least ten employees in the private sector (sections B-N and P-S of the economic classification ÖNACE 2008). From the reference year 2006 onwards, the SES is also the EU-wide data source for the calculation of the EU indicator (unadjusted) gender pay gap (GPG) as well as the proportion of low-wage earners.

 

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Structure of Earnings Survey 2018. - Apprentices not included. Compiled on 31th August 2020. - Gross hourly earnings without overtime (incl. special payments for night and shift work, work on sundays and public holidays).

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Structure of Earnings Survey 2018. - Apprentices not included. Compiled on 31th August 2020. - Gross hourly and monthly earnings without overtime (incl. special payments for night and shift work, work on sundays and public holidays). - Gross annual earnings incl. annual bonuses.

S: STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Structure of Earnings Survey 2018. - Apprentices not included. Compiled on 10th December 2020.- Low-wage thresholds: 2/3 of gross median earnings = 10.06 Euro per hour. - Gross hourly without overtime (incl. special payments for night and shift work, work on sundays and public holidays).

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