Austria Average Salaries & Expenditures

 
Contents
Average Employment Income   Average Salary per Job   Average Salary per Sector   Total Personal Average Income   Consumption Expenditure
Workforce Composition   Vacation Time   Exchange Rates   Cost of Living   References
 

Average Employment Income

:
annual, per worker, incl. dependent & self employment
   Disposable   Gross    
2004
21,301
17,376
 
30,775
25,104
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current euros
Source: Statistics Austria [25], 2004.
 
 

Average Salary in Austria - Job and Sector Comparison.

Job  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ (1) Notes                                                                               Gross Monthly Average Income (2) Compulsory Deductions (3) Weekly Hours (4)
 
Airline Pilot average salary PPP $ 3,202 $ 2,565 Employees, minimum per month, 2002. 3,968 euros 37% 38.5
Accountant average salary PPP $ 2,720 $ 2,179 Employees, 2002. 3,318 euros 36% 38.5
Professional Nurse average salary PPP $ 2,101 $ 1,684 Employees, 2002. 2,449 euros 33% 40.0
Engineer average salary PPP $ 1,882 $ 1,499 Chemical engineer, 2001. Men only. 2,231 euros 32% 38.0
Computer Programmer average salary PPP $ 1,792 $ 1,427 Insurance industry, 2001. 2,094 euros 31% 38.5
Office Clerk average salary PPP $ 1,680 $ 1,338 Employees, men, 2001. 1,935 euros 30% 38.5
Auxiliary Nurse average salary PPP $ 1,596 $ 1,279 Employees, 2002. 1,684 euros 26% 40.0
Physiotherapist average salary PPP $ 1,586 $ 1,271 Employees, 2002. 1,673 euros 26% 40.0
Car Mechanic average salary PPP $ 1,545 $ 1,238 Employees, 2002. 1,609 euros 25% 40.0
Teacher average salary PPP $ 1,537 $ 1,231 Employees, 2002. Kindergarten teacher, women only. 1,600 euros 25% 40.0
Baker average salary PPP $ 1,482 $ 1,188 Employees, 2002. 1,523 euros 24% 38.5
Bus Driver average salary PPP $ 1,445 $ 1,151 Employees, 2001. 1,553 euros 25% 40.0
Miner average salary PPP $ 1,432 $ 1,147 Standardized average salary (40 hours/week), employees, 2002. 1,471 euros 24% 38.5
Carpenter average salary PPP $ 1,426 $ 1,143 Employees, minimum per month, 2002. Men only. 1,465 euros 24% 39.0
Firefighter average salary PPP $ 1,415 $ 1,134 Employees, 2002. Men only. 1,454 euros 24% 40.0
Postman average salary PPP $ 1,385 $ 1,103 Employees, 2001. 1,469 euros 24% 40.0
Furniture Finisher average salary PPP $ 1,282 $ 1,027 Standardized average salary (40 hours/week), employees, minimum per month, 2002. 1,300 euros 23% 40.0
Salesperson average salary PPP $ 1,154 $ 925 Employees, minimum per month, all industries incl. wholesale, 2002. 1,141 euros 21% 38.5
Garment Cutter average salary PPP $ 1,036 $ 830 Standardized average salary (40 hours/week), employees, minimum per month, 2002. 1,011 euros 20% 40.0
Hotel Receptionist average salary PPP $ 1,010 $ 816 Employees, minimum per month, 2000. 973 euros 20% 40.0
Chambermaid average salary PPP $ 996 $ 798 Employees, minimum per month, 2002. 972 euros 20% 40.0
Sector              
Financial average income PPP $ 2,712 $ 2,613 Employees, 2003. 3,454 euros 37% 33.2
Gas-Electricity-Water average income PPP $ 2,511 $ 2,420 Employees, 2003. 3,148 euros 36% 33.8
Construction average income PPP $ 2,432 $ 2,344 Employees, 2003. 3,049 euros 36% 35.5
Manufacturing average income PPP $ 2,147 $ 2,070 Employees, 2003. 2,611 euros 34% 34.8
Mining-Quarrying average income PPP $ 2,127 $ 2,050 Employees, 2003. 2,586 euros 34% 36.0
All Sectors average income PPP $ 1,934 $ 1,864 Employees, 2003. Excl. primary sector. 2,316 euros 33% 33.5
Real Estate average income PPP $ 1,888 $ 1,819 Employees, 2003. 2,261 euros 33% 33.1
Transport-Communication average income PPP $ 1,874 $ 1,806 Employees, 2003. 2,244 euros 33% 37.4
Education average income PPP $ 1,691 $ 1,630 Employees, 2003. 1,939 euros 30% 28.5
Hotels-Restaurants average income PPP $ 1,298 $ 1,251 Employees, 2003. 1,371 euros 24% 36.4
 
  (1) The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" is computed using the Interbank nominal exchange rate [a] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The net average income in "constant 2005 US$" at PPP is computed using the OECD PPP exchange rates for actual individual consumption [l] and the U.S. inflation rate [d]. The latter reflects the purchasing power in the United States in 2005.
  (2) The gross monthly average income is based on data supplied by the Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT) to the International Labour Organization [9]. The average income includes the salaries and wages of paid employees. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
  (3) The compulsory deductions are obtained from the net and gross salary income in Austria in 2004 [t]. The deductions include income tax and compulsory social insurance . The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status.
  (4) The number of hours is based on data supplied by the Central Statistical Office to the International Labour Organization. The hours by job correspond to the normal working hours.
 
 
 
 

Personal Average Income

:
annual, per capita, incl. non-monetary income
   Disposable   Gross   Salary   Business   Property   Transfer     
2003
14,909
11,964
 
 
 
 
 
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current euros
Source: EU-SILC Community Statistics on Income and Living Conditions, [9], [25], 2003.
 

Consumption Expenditure

:
annual, per capita, incl. non-monetary expenditure
   Total (1)  Health   Housing (2)  Food   Apparel   Education   Transport     
2005
12,789
11,344
 
460
408
 
2,976
2,640
 
2,706
2,400
 
815
723
 
116
103
 
2,368
2,100
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current euros
(1)    Excl. insurances and social protection expenditure.
(2)    Incl. actual rentals, furnishing, household equipment, housing, electricity, gas, and other fuels. Excl. owner-imputed rent.
Source: Austria Household Budget Survey [25], 2004-2005 (2.34 persons per household).
 

Workforce Composition

:
percentage of total workforce
   Primary (1)  Manufacturing   Education   Financial   Paid Employees   Unemployed  
2005 5.7   18.3   5.8   3.8   86.8   5.4  
%
(1)    Agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing, mining, and quarrying.
Source: International Labour Organization [9].
 

Workforce Size

 :  
3.8 million (2005).
Source:   International Labour Organization [9].
 

Population

 :  
8.2 million (2006).
Source:   CIA World Factbook [b].
 

Compulsory Deductions

 :  
32.1% for a single with no child, 16.7% for a single with two children, 31.0% for a one-earner married couple with no child, and 16.7% for a one-earner married couple with two children.
Source:   OECD Tax Database, 2005, combined deductions on a gross monthly salary income of 2,802 euros including family allowances in terms of cash transfers [k].
 

Vacation Time

 :  
5 weeks per year (legally required minimum); reaches 7 weeks for elderly employees [e].
 

Inflation

 :  
106.4 (2000), 108.8 (2001), 110.7 (2002), 112.1 (2003), 114.0 (2004), 115.8 (2005);
Source:   IMF inflation rates [d], Index: 1995=100.
 

PPP Exchange Rate

 :  
0.873 (2000), 0.888 (2001), 0.847 (2002), 0.851 (2003), 0.840 (2004), 0.887 (2005);
Source:   OECD PPP exchange rates for actual individual consumption [l], euros per U.S. dollar.
 

Nominal Exchange Rate

 :  
1.081 (2000), 1.115 (2001), 1.057 (2002), 0.883 (2003), 0.804 (2004), 0.803 (2005);
Source:   Interbank nominal exchange rates [a], euros per U.S. dollar.
 

Cost of Living

 :  
0.822 (2000), 0.796 (2001), 0.843 (2002), 1.002 (2003), 1.097 (2004), 1.095 (2005);
Source:   Interbank nominal exchange rates [a] and IMF PPP exchange rates [d], US=1.000.
 

 

References

 
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
[25]   Statistics Austria.
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[e]   Vacation - Wikipedia, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
[l]   OECD. PPP exchange rates for actual individual consumption.
[t]   Net and gross salary income in Austria, Austrian Central Statistical Office, 2004.
 
Other links:
Social Security in Austria, Social Security Programs Throughout the World, 2004-2005, compiled by the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Austria Economy Overview, CIA World Factbook.
Income Tax Rates in Austria, Austrian federal ministy of finance.
Austria: Statistics, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).
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