The employees' wage expectations are twice as high as the current average wage in Latvia.
The average monthly pay Latvians would like to receive after paying taxes is €1,122. By contrast, the average monthly wage in 2015 was €580 after paying taxes, while the average gross monthly wage was €818.
Most often, respondents in the poll said they would like to be paid €1,000 in net monthly wage, but 34 percent of respondents said they wanted more.
Respondents that would be happy with lower remuneration, up to €6,000 a month, were mostly women, employees with basic or secondary education, blue-collar workers and specialists, people employed in trade and employees earning up to €500 a month, people working up to 39 hours a week, employees in Latvia's rural regions and the eastern region of Latgale, as well as employees of micro-enterprises.
Meanwhile, respondents aiming for higher pay, exceeding €1,000, were mostly men, employees with higher education, managers and employees working in the services sector, employees earning more than €700 in net monthly wage, those who work 41 and more hours a week, people working in Riga and Pieriga, as well as employees of large enterprises.
The survey was carried out January 2016.