International Average Employment Income Comparison

 
 
Methodology:   The employment income per worker is obtained from household budget surveys (such as the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey, the Netherlands Family Income and Expenditure Survey, the Swedish Household Budget Survey, etc) and converted in international dollars using the IMF PPP exchange rates [d] adjusted with the U.S. inflation rate. This reflects the purchasing power per worker that would be obtained in 2005 in the U.S. Unless otherwise noted, the employment income includes self-employment, dependent-employment, and non-monetary income of self-supplied goods and services.
 
    
 

Annual Employment Income per Worker in Constant 2005 International Dollars

Country    Disposable    Gross    Source
 
U.S.   31,410   42,028   U.S. Consumer Expenditure Interview Survey, 2005, [19].
France   26,416     France Enquête budget des familles, 2001, [36].
UK   26,312   34,854   UK Family Expenditure Survey, 2005, [21].
Taiwan   26,148   30,194   Survey of Family Income and Expenditure in Taiwan, 2005, [10].
Netherlands   25,466   34,746   2000 Family Income and Expenditure Survey, 2000, [27].
Norway   25,224   37,094   Norway Income Distribution Survey, 2004, [22].
Germany   25,146   36,444   Germany Household Income and Expenditure Survey, 2003, [8].
Switzerland   24,715   35,307   Enquête sur les Revenus et la Consommation, 2005, [35].
Japan   24,697   29,304   Japan Statistical Yearbook,, 2005, [17].
Korea   22,928   26,152   Korean National Statistical Office, 2005, [28].
Austria   21,301   30,775   Statistics Austria, 2004, [25].
New Zealand   19,708   25,264   New Zealand Household Economic Survey, 2004, [26].
Israel   19,177   24,275   Israel Household Expenditure Survey and Income Survey, 2004, [11].
Singapore   19,176   23,972   Singapore Household Expenditure Survey, 2003, [20].
Spain   18,723   21,527   Encuesta Continua de Presupuestos Familiares, 2002, [9].
Czech Republic   10,156   13,020   Czech Republic Microcensus, 2002, [9].
Russia   9,945   11,378   Federal State Statistics Office, 2005, [31].
Slovakia   9,784   12,511   Household Budget Survey, 2003, [9].
Latvia   9,742     Household Budget Survey, 2005, [32].
Lithuania   9,367     Statistics Lithuania, 2005, [33].
Brazil   8,723   9,801   Pesquisa de Orcamentos Familiares, 2003, [29].
Poland   8,280     Household Budget Survey, 2003, [9].
Mexico   5,837   6,143   Encuesta National de Ingresos y Gastros de los Hogares, 2002, [9].
China   4,325   4,397   China Statistical Yearbook, 2004 rural+urban, [30].
Thailand   4,058   4,509   Thailand Household Economic Survey, 2001, [37].
Romania   3,756   4,495   Romanian Statistical Yearbook - Population Income, Expenditure, and Consumption, 2004, [38].
 

References

 
[8]   Federal Statistical Office of Germany.
[9]   International Labour Organization. Household income and expenditure statistics.
[10]   National Statistics Republic of China (Taiwan).
[11]   Israel Central Bureau of Statistics.
[17]   Japan Statistical Yearbook, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, 2007.
[19]   U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[20]   Statistics Singapore.
[21]   UK National Statistics Office.
[22]   Statistics Norway.
[23]   Statistics Sweden.
[25]   Statistics Austria.
[26]   Statistics New Zealand.
[27]   Netherlands Central Bureau Voor de Statistiek, 2004 Statistical Yearbook.
[28]   Korean National Statistical Office.
[29]   Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica.
[30]   National Bureau of Statistics of China.
[31]   Federal State Statistics Office of Russia.
[32]   Latvijas Statistika.
[36]   Institut National de la Statistique et des tudes conomiques.
[37]   Thailand National Statistical Office.
[38]   Romania National Institute of Statistics.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.