Luxury budgeters: why are state salaries higher than private ones

The INS comes with some figures that show how well the public servants earn compared to those in the private sector. Wage increases in recent years have widened the gap between the two averages.

INS shows that the differences between the salaries of public employees and those in the private sector have deepened in recent years. In short, on average, for every leu received by a budget, a private employee receives 70 money. Or, in other words, for every 100 lei received by a state employee, a private salary takes 70 lei.

The average net salary at the level of the national economy in the companies with at least 10 employees, in October 2018, was 2769 lei / month, according to the data of the National Institute of Statistics. But it grows with the age group of employees. Thus, the highest average monthly earnings were made by employees aged 55-64 (2836 lei / month in net terms).

In the INS analysis we can see some interesting conclusions. In companies with at least 10 employees belonging to the public sector, the average gross earnings achieved in October 2018 was 5802 lei / month, higher than the average for the national economy by 1208 lei / month. In the private sector, the average monthly earnings of employees were below the national average by 455 lei / month in gross terms and by 252 lei / month in net terms, shows HotNews.

The biggest differences between the average salaries of women and those of men were in the case of young people (15-24 years old), women earning 137 lei / month less than men. from this age group. If on the whole national economy, the salaries of men were 64 lei higher than that of women, the difference in absolute expression is accentuated as the scale of the level of education increases (except And the level of post-secondary education, where women earned about 250 lei / month more than men).

Women with first cycle university studies – bachelor's degree earned less than men by the same category by 790 lei / month, those with short-term university studies by 697 lei / month, those with studies university cycle III – doctorate with 557 lei / month, and those with university studies cycle II – master, with 420 lei / month.

Those with higher education had salaries about 2.5 times higher than those with lower education, respectively 2.1 times higher than those with secondary education.

Men earned more than women in most economic activities, the largest exceedances of the average gross monthly earnings being recorded as follows: 43.3% in financial intermediation and insurance, 31.1% in other service activities, 28.5% in the manufacturing industry, 25.2% in information and communications, respectively 19.0% ®n comerÅ £.

In contrast, women earned higher average gross monthly earnings than men in administrative and support service activities (21.6%), construction (17.1%) ), transport and storage (3.7%), respectively in the extractive industry (2.3%).

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