Ljubljana, 16 August (STA) - The average monthly pay in Slovenia dropped by 1.8% in June over May to EUR 978.99 net, 0.7% lower than in June 2012, the Statistics Office said on Tuesday. The average net pay decreased in real terms as well - it was 1.2% down on the monthly level and 2.9% lower year-on-year.
Average gross pay was at EUR 1,501.40 in June, down 2.2% over May in
nominal terms and 1.6% in real terms.
After the implementation of the
act on the balancing of public finances, which curbed public sector pay,
the gap between the public and the private sector narrowed in
The gap between average net salaries narrowed by 3.1% over the
month before, to EUR 381.18. The trend was even more pronounced in gross
pay, where the gap narrowed by 6.3%.
Average monthly salary in the
public sector was at EUR 1,747.89 gross, while in the private sector it
stood at EUR 1,366.71.
The biggest pay cuts were recorded in
education (down by 4.4% on monthly level), research and technological
activity (down by 3.2%) and construction (3.1%).
Average monthly pay
for the fist six months of 2012 was at EUR 1,523.94 gross or EUR 990.08
net; the figure was 1% higher than in the same period last year in nominal
terms and 1.5% lower in real terms.