Wages, Salaries and Labour Costs

Index of wage and salary earnings

  Index of wage and salary earnings Annual change, %
  2010 = 100 Nominal Real
  2014 2015 2016* 2014 2015 2016* 2014 2015 2016*
Total 109,8 111,3 112,6 1,4 1,4 1,2 0,4 1,6 0,8
  Private sector 109,7 111,4 112,7 1,6 1,5 1,2 0,6 1,8 0,8
  Local government 109,3 110,2 111,3 0,7 0,8 1,0 -0,3 1,0 0,6
  Central government 112,0 114,0 115,9 1,9 1,8 1,6 0,9 2,0 1,3
Males 109,0 110,4 111,7 1,3 1,3 1,1 0,3 1,5 0,8
Females 110,4 112,0 113,4 1,6 1,4 1,2 0,6 1,6 0,9

* preliminary data

Source: Statistics Finland, Index of wage and salary earnings

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Updated: 9.2.2017

Index of wage and salary earnings, average annual changes

  Index of wage and salary earnings Index of real wage and salary earnings
%
1975 21,9 3,4
1980 12,0 0,4
1985 8,4 2,4
1990 9,2 3,0
1995 4,7 3,7
2000 4,0 0,6
2005 3,9 3,0
2010 2,6 1,4
2015 1,4 1,6
2016* 1,2 0,8

* preliminary data

Source: Statistics Finland, Index of wage and salary earnings

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Updated: 9.2.2017

Total earnings 1) by level of education and age, 2015

Age Lower secondary level education Upper secondary level education Lowest level tertiary education Lower-degree level tertiary education Higher-degree level tertiary education Doctorate or equivalent level tertiary education
  €/month
    –20 2 035 2 123 . . . . . . -
20–24 2 214 2 328 2 203 2 493 2 848 . .
25–29 2 593 2 576 2 377 2 780 3 354 3 685
30–34 2 893 2 790 2 829 3 096 3 805 3 934
35–39 3 069 2 952 3 186 3 446 4 267 4 515
40–44 3 096 3 016 3 360 3 706 4 668 5 074
45–49 2 945 2 963 3 424 3 757 4 872 5 642
50–54 2 915 2 927 3 470 3 885 4 931 5 801
55–59 2 828 2 855 3 371 4 037 5 069 6 108
60–69 2 771 2 822 3 360 4 176 5 170 6 241

Source: Statistics Finland, Structure of Earnings

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Updated: 7.12.2016

Total earnings by employer sector and gender, 2015

Employer sector Full-time employees
  Number Median of total earnings, €/month
    Total Men Women
Private 931 348 3 026 3 243 2 752
Municipality 366 869 2 728 3 144 2 668
State 67 482 3 582 3 929 3 127
Total 1 365 699 2 963 3 271 2 727

Source: Statistics Finland, Structure of Earnings

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Updated: 7.12.2015

Total earnings by occupation and gender, 2015

Main category of occupation Full-time employees
  Number Median of total earnings, €/month
    Total Men Women
Armed forces 7 211 4 345 4 377 3 516
Legislators, senior officials and managers 46 869 5 808 6 177 5 060
Professionals 313 389 3 946 4 356 3 648
Technicians and associate professionals 332 073 3 146 3 546 2 885
Clerks 101 921 2 585 2 635 2 572
Service workers and shop and market
sales workers
245 983 2 387 2 570 2 339
Skilled agricultural and fishery workers 6 469 2 337 2 402 2 260
Craft and related trades workers 122 831 2 815 2 843 2 482
Plant and machine operators and assemblers 103 678 2 842 2 917 2 522
Elementary occupations 82 316 2 137 2 434 2 019
Unknown 2 959 2 702 2 851 2 500
Total 1 365 699 2 963 3 271 2 727

Source: Statistics Finland, Structure of Earnings

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Updated: 7.12.2016

Wages and salaries 1) as % of national income

  %
1990 54,4
1991 58,7
1992 58,0
1993 54,4
1994 50,3
1995 47,6
1996 47,9
1997 46,0
1998 45,5
1999 45,5
2000 45,4
2001 44,8
2002 45,0
2003 45,9
2004 45,1
2005 46,0
2006 45,7
2007 44,9
2008 46,5
2009 49,7
2010 48,8
2011 48,8
2012 50,1
2013 49,8
2014* 49,1
2015* 48,6

* preliminary data

1) Including wages and salaries receivable from the rest of the world, net

Source: Statistics Finland, Annual national accounts

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Updated: 15.4.2016

 

Main topic: Wages, Salaries and Labour Costs

Last updated 9 Feb 2017

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