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Annual Earnings

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Total median annual earnings were €36,095 in 2018

Total median annual earnings were highest in the Information and communication sector at €56,506 in 2018 with median earnings for males in the sector at €61,846 and females at €46,700. The public sector had total median annual earnings of €47,116 while the private sector median was 32.8% lower at €31,684. The lowest median annual earnings were in the Accommodation and food services sector at €19,949 where males had a median of €22,592 and females a median of €17,932.

Total mean annual earnings were also highest in the Information and communication sector in 2018 at €70,264 an increase of 4.1% on 2017's figure of €67,513 and an increase of 19.7% in the 5 years from 2013 when it stood at €58,703. The lowest 5-year increase in mean annual earnings was in the education sector which saw an increase of 1.1% between 2013 and 2018 from €48,995 to €49,534. The lowest mean annual earnings are recorded in the Accommodation and food services sector at €21,914. For more details on annual data please see Tables 8.1 to 8.15 and Fig 8.1

Employees who worked for less than 50 weeks in the reference year are excluded from the calculations for annual earnings. This is done to improve comparability of the data over time.

Show Table: Table 8.1 Mean and median annual earnings 2013-2018 by sex

X-axis labelMaleFemale
20113765629293
20123721729457
20133726229827
20143741230096
20153745230499
20163773930789
20173833131386
20183965832264
Show Table: Table 8.2 Mean annual earnings by NACE principal activity, public/private sector status and sex

Show Table: Table 8.3 Median annual earnings by NACE principal activity, public/private sector status and sex

Show Table: Table 8.4 Mean annual earnings by size class and sex

Show Table: Table 8.5 Median annual earnings by size class and sex

Show Table: Table 8.6 Mean annual earnings by age group and sex

Show Table: Table 8.7 Median annual earnings by age group and sex

Show Table: Table 8.8 Mean annual earnings by nationality and sex

Show Table: Table 8.9 Median annual earnings by nationality and sex

Show Table: Table 8.10 Mean annual earnings by region of residence and sex

Show Table: Table 8.11 Median annual earnings by region of residence and sex

Show Table: Table 8.12 Mean annual earnings by region (NUTS 3) and sex

Show Table: Table 8.13 Median annual earnings by region(NUTS 3) and sex

Show Table: Table 8.14 Mean annual earnings by county and sex

Show Table: Table 8.15 Median annual earnings by county and sex

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