Average Monthly Net Pay Highest in ICT Sector, Analysis Shows

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In 2021 the average monthly net pay of 964,742 persons employed in 144,259 businesses subject to profit tax payment (not including financial institutions), was HRK 6,350, an increase of 6.1% from 2020, when the average pay amounted to HRK 5,985.

Fina’s analysis shows that businesses in three activities – manufacturing, commerce and construction – accounted for 55.5% of all employed persons, with the average monthly pay in construction and commerce being below the national average in the entire business sector.

The average pay in the manufacturing industry, which in 2021 had 15,634 businesses with 236,151 employees, was HRK 6,525.

In commerce, where there were 28,507 businesses employing 190,955 workers, the average monthly pay was HRK 6,230 while the average net pay in the construction sector was HRK 5,597.

In the manufacturing industry, wages rose 7.3% from 2020, the retail and wholesale sector saw a pay increase of 6.8% and the construction sector an increase of 4.2%.

The ICT sector reported the highest average pay in 2021, HRK 9,584, 8.3% up from the sector average in 2020, and 50.9% more than the average pay in the entire business sector.

The ICT sector in 2021 employed 43,999 workers and had 7,666 businesses.

The activity of electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply in 2021 had 914 businesses and 14,179 workers and the second highest average pay, of HRK 8,679 or 36.7% above the national average and 4.7% more than in 2020.

In mining and quarrying the average net monthly pay in 2021 was HRK 8,087, 1.6% down from the sector average in 2020 but 27.4% more than the average pay in the business sector in 2021. Last year there were 224 businesses specialising in mining and quarrying and they employed 3,468 workers.

A total of 537 businesses specialising in financial and insurance activities, not including banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions, in 2021 employed 5,482 workers and had an average monthly pay of HRK 7,960, a year-on-year increase of 4.4%.

The lowest average monthly pay in 2021 was reported in education, with 1,698 businesses employing 7,563 workers whose average pay was HRK 4,994; Other service activities, with 4,624 businesses employing 11,430 workers whose average pay was HRK 4,995; and Administration and auxiliary services, where the average monthly pay amounted to HRK 5,050.

In tourism and hospitality, there were 13,311 businesses employing 71,175 workers and their average net pay was HRK 5,109.

(€1 = HRK 7.514109)


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