The average gross salary in May in Slovenia amounted to EUR 1,892.31, which is 2.3% lower than in April and 3.2% in real terms. The average net salary amounted to EUR 1,244.44, in April by 1.7% and 2.6%, respectively, according to data published by the Slovenian Statistical Office on Wednesday.
Compared to the same period last year, the average gross wage increased by 9.5% in nominal terms and by 10.8% in real terms. The increase was largely due to temporary stimulus measures related to the Covid-19 epidemic, which also began in April.
Compared to April, the average gross wage decreased in May in both sectors, by 2.5% in the private sector and by 2.2% in the public sector. In the general government institutional sector, they decreased by 1.9%.
The highest average gross salary for May was paid for the supply of electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning (EUR 2,589.33).
Compared to April, the average gross earnings for May showed the largest increase in public administration and defense, compulsory social insurance (by 7.0%), while the largest decrease was in accommodation and food services (8.0%).
If the average gross salary for May were calculated according to the number of paid persons on the basis of paid hours and not on the basis of the number of employed persons, this would be higher than the gross salary for April in public administration and defense, in compulsory social security by 4.8 and in accommodation and food services by 1.0%.