Czech Republic 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 (1)  Gross (2)   
2002
10,156
146,052
 
13,020
187,248
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current korunas
(1)    Based on gross employment average income and non-consumption expenditure per worker.
(2)    Based on salary & business average income per capita and proportion of earners to household size.
Source: Czech Republic Microcensus [9], 2002 (1.1 earner and 2.5 persons per household).
 

Average Salary in the Czech Republic - Job and Sector Comparison.

Job  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ (1) Notes                                                                               Gross Monthly Average Income (2) Compulsory Deductions (3) Weekly Hours (4)
 
Flight Attendant average income PPP $ 1,671 $ 1,092 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 37,797 korunas 31% 35.5
Computer Programmer average income PPP $ 1,621 $ 1,059 Insurance industry, Excl. bonuses, 2005. 36,682 korunas 31% 39.1
Engineer average income PPP $ 1,540 $ 1,006 Chemical engineer, Excl. bonuses, 2005. 33,851 korunas 29% 36.9
General Physician average income PPP $ 1,471 $ 961 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 32,349 korunas 29% 40.2
Accountant average income PPP $ 1,421 $ 928 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 31,237 korunas 29% 38.0
Firefighter average income PPP $ 1,280 $ 837 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 27,761 korunas 28% 39.4
Dentist average income PPP $ 1,070 $ 699 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 22,574 korunas 26% 31.9
Teacher average income PPP $ 1,042 $ 681 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 21,679 korunas 25% 37.9
Professor average income PPP $ 1,012 $ 661 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 21,064 korunas 25% 33.5
Bus Driver average income PPP $ 949 $ 620 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 19,758 korunas 25% 43.3
Miner average income PPP $ 935 $ 611 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 18,952 korunas 23% 41.0
Wood Grinder average income PPP $ 918 $ 600 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 18,606 korunas 23% 37.5
Professional Nurse average income PPP $ 890 $ 582 Excl. bonuses, 2005. Women. 18,048 korunas 23% 38.6
Physiotherapist average income PPP $ 761 $ 498 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 15,238 korunas 22% 38.6
Office Clerk average income PPP $ 740 $ 483 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 14,804 korunas 22% 37.5
Carpenter average income PPP $ 735 $ 480 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 14,704 korunas 22% 42.1
Hotel Receptionist average income PPP $ 700 $ 458 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 14,014 korunas 22% 38.5
Car Mechanic average income PPP $ 696 $ 455 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 13,933 korunas 22% 40.7
Auxiliary Nurse average income PPP $ 643 $ 420 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 12,704 korunas 21% 39.3
Postman average income PPP $ 638 $ 417 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 12,599 korunas 21% 35.5
Garment Cutter average income PPP $ 581 $ 379 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 11,328 korunas 20% 37.4
Furniture Finisher average income PPP $ 538 $ 352 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 10,500 korunas 20% 38.1
Baker average income PPP $ 514 $ 336 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 10,031 korunas 20% 40.9
Salesperson average income PPP $ 481 $ 314 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 9,376 korunas 20% 40.9
Chambermaid average income PPP $ 444 $ 290 Excl. bonuses, 2005. 8,660 korunas 20% 36.6
Sector              
Financial average income PPP $ 1,587 $ 967 Employees, 2004. 34,853 korunas 31%
Gas-Electricity-Water average income PPP $ 1,097 $ 669 Employees, 2004. 22,466 korunas 26% 39.1
Mining-Quarrying average income PPP $ 1,050 $ 640 Employees, 2004. 21,202 korunas 25% 39.7
Transport-Communication average income PPP $ 940 $ 573 Employees, 2004. 18,488 korunas 23%
Real Estate average income PPP $ 934 $ 569 Employees, 2004. 18,367 korunas 23%
All Sectors average income PPP $ 866 $ 527 Employees, 2004. 17,030 korunas 23%
Manufacturing average income PPP $ 842 $ 513 Employees, 2004. 16,560 korunas 23% 40.6
Education average income PPP $ 831 $ 506 Employees, 2004. 16,343 korunas 23%
Construction average income PPP $ 815 $ 497 Employees, 2004. 16,039 korunas 23%
Hotels-Restaurants average income PPP $ 518 $ 316 Employees, 2004. 9,806 korunas 20%
 
  (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 IMF PPP exchange rate [d] 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 Czech Statistical Office 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 reflect the 2004 income tax rates in Czech Republic. The deductions include social security and income tax. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and take into account family benefits in terms of cash transfers.
  (4) The weekly hours are based on data supplied by the Czech Statistical Office to the International Labour Organization [9]. The hours by job correspond to the hours paid for. The hours by sector correspond to the hours actually worked.
 
 

Personal Average Income

:
annual, per capita, incl. non-monetary income
   Disposable   Gross   Salary   Business   Property   Transfer (1)    
2002
6,168
88,704
 
7,880
113,328
 
4,610
66,297
 
1,119
16,093
 
87
1,247
 
1,931
27,765
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current korunas
(1)    Incl. social security, pension, public assistance.
Source: Czech Republic Microcensus [9], 2002 (2.5 persons per household).
 

Consumption Expenditure

:
annual, per capita, incl. non-monetary expenditure
   Total   Health   Housing (1)  Food (2)  Apparel   Education   Transport     
2002
5,799
83,400
 
120
1,728
 
1,660
23,868
 
1,517
21,821
 
391
5,616
 
38
540
 
668
9,612
 
constant 2005 US$ at PPP
current korunas
(1)    Incl. actual rentals, property maintenance, fuel and power, appliances, household equipment, utensils, furnishings, supplies. Excl. owner-imputed rent.
(2)    Incl. alcohol, tobacco, and narcotics.
Source: Czech Republic Microcensus [9], 2002 (2.5 persons per household).
 

Workforce Composition

:
percentage of total workforce
   Primary (1)  Manufacturing   Education   Financial   Paid Employees   Unemployed  
2005 5.0   27.2   6.2   2.0   83.6   8.6  
%
(1)    Agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing, mining, and quarrying.
Source: International Labour Organization [9].
 

Workforce Size

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

Population

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

Compulsory Deductions

 :  
24.1% for a single with no child, 10.2% for a single with two children, 22.2% for a one-earner married couple with no child, and 1.5% for a one-earner married couple with two children.
Source:   OECD Tax Database [k], 2005, combined deductions including family allowances in terms of cash transfers on a gross monthly salary income of 18,491 korunas.
 

Vacation Time

 :  
4 weeks per year (legally required minimum vacation time) [e].
 

Inflation

 :  
145.3 (2001), 147.9 (2002), 148.1 (2003), 152.8 (2004), 157.4 (2005);
Source:   IMF inflation rates [d], Index: 1995=100.
 

PPP Exchange Rate

 :  
15.38 (2001), 15.60 (2002), 15.50 (2003), 15.60 (2004), 15.61 (2005);
Source:   IMF PPP exchange rates [d], korunas per U.S. dollar.
 

Nominal Exchange Rate

 :  
38.07 (2001), 32.45 (2002), 28.12 (2003), 25.60 (2004), 23.89 (2005);
Source:   Interbank nominal exchange rates [a], korunas per U.S. dollar.
 

Cost of Living

 :  
0.371 (2001), 0.442 (2002), 0.513 (2003), 0.573 (2004), 0.622 (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.
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[b]   CIA World Factbook.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[e]   Vacation - Wikipedia, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
[f]   World Tourism Organization, a United Nations agency; survey of vacation days worldwide, 2000.
[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.
 
Other links:
Social Security in the Czech Republic, Social Security Programs Throughout the World, 2004-2005, compiled by the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Czech Republic Economy Overview, CIA World Factbook.
Czech Republic: Selected Internet Resources, U.S. Library of Congress.
Czech Republic: Statistics, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).