In 2020, the average monthly gross income per employee was EUR 1,380, up by EUR 63 YoY, data from Statistics Estonia showed. Income was the highest in Harju county (EUR 1,541) and the lowest in Ida-Viru county (EUR 1,088).
The average gross income covers wages and salaries paid to employees and civil servants, work-related stipends, support and other payments.
The largest gross income was earned in Rae rural municipality in Harju county, where it was EUR 1,893. Of cities, Keila ranked first with EUR 1,525, followed by Tallinn with EUR 1,519. Among municipalities, the smallest income was earned in Narva.
Greta Tischler, analyst at Statistics Estonia, said men’s average gross income was EUR 1,530 per month and women’s was EUR 1,243.
“Employees aged 25-49 earned the highest average gross income, receiving EUR 1,544 per month. The smallest income was earned by under 25-year-olds, earning EUR 932 per month,” said Tischler.
In 2020, the number of employees receiving gross income was 522,722, having decreased by more than 15,000 persons compared to the previous year.
“The number of income recipients decreased by at least a couple percent in all counties, the most in Ida-Viru county. Their number also fell in all age groups, primarily among persons aged under 25,” added Tischler. (ERR/Business World Magazine)
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