Average wages at EUR 1,237 in Latvia

Data published August 30 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in the 2nd quarter of 2021 the average monthly gross wages and salaries for full-time work comprised EUR 1,237.

The full report on average wages in second quarter is available on the official statistics website.

Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2020, the average monthly gross wages and salaries grew by EUR 115 or 10.2 %, but gross hourly payment – by 4.6 % (from EUR 8.20 to EUR 8.57). Compared to the 1st quarter, in the 2nd quarter of 2021 average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 2.6 %, but hourly payment by – 8.4 %.

Changes of average monthly earnings by sectors

(EUR)

 

2nd quarter of 2020

1st quarter of 2021

2nd quarter of 2021

2nd quarter of 2021

Changes, as per cent over

2nd quarter of 2020

1st quarter of 2021

Total

1 122

**1 206

1,237

10.2

2.6

private sector

1 115

**1 207

1 215

9.0

0.7

public sector*

1 138

1 211

1 291

13.4

6.6

general government sector

1 105

1 181

1 268

14.8

7.4

*Without foundations, associations, funds, and their commercial companies.

In the 2nd quarter of 2021 average monthly wages and salaries for full-time work in seven sectors was larger than national average – in financial and insurance activities, information and communication, energy, health and social care, public administration, professional, scientific and technical activities, as well as mining and quarrying.

In the 2nd quarter of 2021 the largest average gross wages and salaries in the Baltic countries were registered in Lithuania – EUR 1 566 for full-time work, in Estonia – EUR 1 538, but in Latvia it was the lowest – EUR 1 237.

As compared to the 2nd quarter of 2020, in Lithuania there was the most rapid increase in average wages and salaries – of 12.0 %, in Latvia – 10.2 %, but in Estonia – 7.3 %.

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