Wages, Salaries and Labour Costs

Index of wage and salary earnings

  Index of wage and salary
earnings
Annual change, %
  2015 = 100 Nominal   Real  
  2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016
Total 100,0 100,9 . 0,9 . 0,6
  Private sector 100,0 100,8 . 0,8 . 0,5
  Local government 100,0 100,9 . 0,9 . 0,6
  Central government 100,0 101,4 . 1,4 . 1,1
Males 100,0 100,6 . 0,6 . 0,3
Females 100,0 101,3 . 1,3 . 1,0

Source: Statistics Finland, Index of wage and salary earnings

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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 0,9 0,5

Source: Statistics Finland, Index of wage and salary earnings

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Total earnings by level of education and age, 2016

Age Full-time employees
  Lower secondary education Upper secondary education Lowest level tertiary
education
Bachelor's or equivalent
level
Master's or equivalent
level
Doctoral or equivalent
level
  Median of total earnings, €/month
    –20 2 030 2 040 . . . .
20–24 2 168 2 259 . . 2 437 2 812 .
25–29 2 402 2 470 2 350 2 677 3 197 3 500
30–34 2 616 2 648 3 000 2 978 3 552 3 673
35–39 2 776 2 761 2 969 3 204 3 912 4 079
40–44 2 760 2 817 3 046 3 420 4 176 4 585
45–49 2 714 2 770 3 112 3 426 4 380 5 031
50–54 2 700 2 744 3 148 3 516 4 426 5 290
55–59 2 668 2 697 3 088 3 705 4 551 5 537
60–69 2 612 2 659 3 089 3 821 4 714 5 965

Source: Statistics Finland, Structure of Earnings

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Total earnings by employer sector and gender, 2016

Employer sector Full-time employees
  Number Median of total earnings, €/month
    Total Men Women
Private 913 044 3 076 3 313 2 777
Local government 364 730 2 745 3 154 2 686
Central government 67 170 3 600 3 908 3 187
Total 1 344 944 3 001 3 328 2 748

Source: Statistics Finland, Structure of Earnings

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Total earnings by occupation and gender, 2016

Main category of occupation Full-time employees
  Number Median of total earnings, €/month
    Total Men Women
Armed forces 7 037 4 321 4 346 3 652
Legislators, senior officials and managers 44 657 5 920 6 282 5 192
Professionals 313 065 3 970 4 389 3 670
Technicians and associate professionals 329 794 3 166 3 583 2 898
Clerks 96 806 2 614 2 718 2 591
Service workers and shop and market sales workers 244 153 2 400 2 580 2 353
Skilled agricultural and fishery workers 6 184 2 263 2 370 2 152
Craft and related trades workers 115 676 2 876 2 908 2 559
Plant and machine operators and assemblers 106 356 2 945 3 032 2 568
Elementary occupations 77 789 2 155 2 476 2 035
Unknown 3 427 2 607 2 706 2 421
Total 1 344 944 3 001 3 328 2 748

Source: Statistics Finland, Structure of Earnings

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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* 48,5
2016* 47,6

* 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: 3.8.2017

Main topic: Wages, Salaries and Labour Costs

Last updated 21 Sep 2017