Appendix table 1. Average monthly earnings and dispersion of earnings of full-time wage and salary earners in 2018 by level of education

Level of education Total earnings, EUR / month
No. of employees 1st decile Median 9th decile Mean
31 General upper secondary education 59 003 2 061 2 977 5 178 3 387
32 Vocational upper secondary education and training 418 408 2 082 2 700 3 916 2 884
33 Further qualification 67 975 2 002 2 625 4 056 2 864
41 Specialist qualification 22 419 2 272 3 160 4 719 3 381
51 Post-secondary non-higher vocational education 159 707 2 380 3 184 5 049 3 522
61 Professional tertiary education 21 480 3 222 4 620 6 998 4 928
62 Polytechnic bachelor degree 216 972 2 381 3 131 4 769 3 401
63 University bachelor degree 30 353 2 320 3 022 4 781 3 374
71 Higher polytechnic degree (Master) 16 286 2 736 3 812 5 516 4 008
72 Higher university degree (Master) 227 387 2 874 4 143 6 745 4 573
73 Professional specialisation in medicine, veterinary and dentistry 4 161 5 687 8 005 12 248 8 555
81 Licentiate degree 3 551 3 383 4 860 7 314 5 235
82 Doctoral or equivalent level 20 984 3 534 4 983 8 155 5 540

Source: Structure of Earnings 2018, Statistics Finland

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Updated 6.9.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Structure of Earnings [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-0092. 2018, Appendix table 1. Average monthly earnings and dispersion of earnings of full-time wage and salary earners in 2018 by level of education . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 31.3.2020].
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