Wages, Salaries and Labour Costs

Index of wage and salary earnings (2010 = 100)

Index of wage and salary earnings, average annual changes

Total earnings by employer sector and gender, 2013

Total earnings by level of education and age, 2013

Total earnings by occupation and gender, 2013

Wages and salaries as % of national income

Index of wage and salary earnings (2010 = 100)

  Index of wage and 
salary earnings
Annual change, % 
  2010 = 100 Nominal  Real 
  2012 2013 2014* 2012 2013 2014* 2012 2013 2014*
Total 106,0 108,2 109,7 3,2 2,1 1,4 0,4 0,6 0,4
  Private sector 105,6 107,9 109,6 3,0 2,2 1,6 0,2 0,7 0,6
  Local government 106,7 108,5 109,5 3,6 1,7 0,9 0,8 0,2 -0,1
  Central government 107,7 109,9 111,2 3,9 2,0 1,2 1,1 0,5 0,2
Males 105,5 107,6 109,1 2,9 2,0 1,4 0,1 0,5 0,4
Females 106,4 108,7 110,3 3,4 2,1 1,4 0,6 0,6 0,4
* preliminary data

Source: Statistics Finland, Wages, Salaries and Labour Costs

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Last updated: 3.3.2015

 

Index of wage and salary earnings, average annual changes

Year Index of wage and 
salary earnings
Index of real wage and 
salary earnings
%
1975 21,9 3,4
1976 14,9 0,5
1977 8,5 -3,7
1978 6,8 -0,7
1979 11,4 3,9
1980 12,0 0,4
1981 12,8 0,8
1982 10,6 1,1
1983 10,4 1,7
1984 9,4 2,3
1985 8,4 2,4
1986 7,0 3,3
1987 7,0 3,2
1988 9,0 3,9
1989 8,9 2,1
1990 9,2 3,0
1991 6,4 1,9
1992 1,9 -0,6
1993 0,8 -1,4
1994 2,0 0,9
1995 4,7 3,7
1996 4,2 3,6
1997 2,4 1,2
1998 3,5 2,1
1999 2,8 1,6
2000 4,0 0,6
2001 4,5 1,9
2002 3,5 1,9
2003 4,0 3,1
2004 3,8 3,6
2005 3,9 3,0
2006 2,9 1,3
2007 3,4 0,9
2008 5,5 1,4
2009 4,0 4,0
2010 2,6 1,4
2011 2,7 -0,7
2012 3,2 0,4
2013 2,1 0,6
2014* 1,4 0,4
* preliminary data

Source: Statistics Finland, Wages, Salaries and Labour Costs

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Last updated: 3.3.2015

 

Total earnings by employer sector and gender, 2013

Employer sector Full-time employees
Number Monthly earnings, €
Total Men Women
Private 939 960 3 360 3 598 2 999
  Primary production 1 596 3 378 3 459 3 013
  Manufacturing 340 906 3 434 3 508 3 144
  Services 597 458 3 319 3 682 2 966
Municipality 374 596 3 004 3 491 2 873
State 74 440 3 730 4 014 3 410
Total 1 388 996 3 284 3 610 2 967

Source: Statistics Finland, Wages, Salaries and Labour Costs

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Last updated: 8.4.2015

 

Total earnings by level of education and age, 2013

Age Lower 
secondary 
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 1 867 2 076 . . . . - -
20–24 2 289 2 331 2 152 2 488 2 774 . .
25–29 2 600 2 611 2 615 2 754 3 314 3 640
30–34 2 859 2 800 2 808 3 110 3 827 3 999
35–39 3 049 2 963 3 179 3 472 4 326 4 564
40–44 3 000 2 975 3 293 3 672 4 696 5 084
45–49 2 909 2 932 3 407 3 771 4 812 5 501
50–54 2 874 2 902 3 411 3 902 4 937 5 855
55–59 2 794 2 837 3 301 4 075 5 119 6 065
60–69 2 728 2 813 3 358 4 182 5 135 6 227

Source: Statistics Finland, Wages, Salaries and Labour Costs

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Last updated: 8.4.2015

 

Total earnings by occupation and gender, 2013

Main category of occupation Full-time employees
Number Monthly earnings, 
Total Men Women
Armed forces 7 617 4 089 4 125 3 402
Legislators, senior officials and managers 52 487 6 037 6 464 5 248
Professionals 304 718 4 180 4 590 3 825
Technicians and associate professionals 317 294 3 344 3 713 3 037
Clerks 111 512 2 634 2 762 2 594
Service workers and shop and market sales workers 247 972 2 471 2 703 2 382
Skilled agricultural and fishery workers 5 588 2 351 2 401 2 289
Craft and related trades workers 142 584 2 971 3 007 2 549
Plant and machine operators and assemblers 113 142 2 991 3 083 2 598
Elementary occupations 84 393 2 277 2 567 2 058
Unknown 1 689 3 074 3 181 2 792
Total 1 388 996 3 284 3 610 2 967

Source: Statistics Finland, Wages, Salaries and Labour Costs

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Last updated: 8.4.2015

 

Wages and salaries 1) as % of national income

Year %
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* 49,9
2014* 49,9
1) Including wages and salaries receivable 
from the rest of the world, net.
* preliminary data

Source: Statistics Finland, National Accounts; see Revision of national accounts, ESA 2010

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Last updated: 2.3.2015

Next update: July 2015


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