Average monthly salary again over €1,000 ({{commentsTotal}})

Although some of the gender gap can be attributed to different gender roles, such as in the case of this presumably male arc welder, much more is in play. Source: Photo: Postimees/Scanpix

The average monthly gross salary passed the 1,000-euro mark in the last quarter of 2014, and has increased 5.3 percent since the same period a year ago.

The exact figure was 1,039 in the fourth quarter in 2014, up 62 euros compared to the previous quarter. The average wage was 1,023 in the second quarter of last year, but fell to 977 three months later, Statistics Estonia reported.

The real wage, which takes into account inflation, increased 5.8 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the same period a year earlier.

The highest salaries were again in the finance and insurance sectors, with the average at 1,760 euros gross per month. Accommodation and food services were at the foot of the table with an average wage of 629 euros.

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Editor: J.M. Laats

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