How much do Latvians want to earn?

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Most employees in Latvia would like to receive €1,122 in net monthly wages, according to a TNS survey, reported LETA Monday.

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.

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