Gas-Electricity-Water Sector Salaries - International Comparison

 
Classification:   The occupations comprising the gas-electricity-water sector are as outlined in ISIC Rev. 3-D and ISIC Rev. 2-3 by the International Standard Industrical Classification of Economic Activities.
 
Methodology:   Unless otherwise indicated, the gross income is obtained from data provided to the International Labour Organization [9] by government agencies (Statistics Canada, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Statistics Finland, etc). The compulsory deductions include income tax, municipal tax, provincial/state income tax, social security (pension plan, medicare), compulsory additional insurance, etc. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and are obtained from income tax calculators [t], social security withholdings, the OECD Tax Database [k], or other sources. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
 
    
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Average Salary in the Gas-Electricity-Water Sector

Country  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ [a] [d] Notes, Source                                                                               Gross Monthly Sector Income Compulsory Deductions Weekly Hours
 
Taiwan average income PPP $ 4,366 $ 2,365 Employees, incl. overtime and bonus, 2005. National Statistics Republic of China, [10]. 89,264 dollars 15% 39.3
Korea average income PPP $ 4,208 $ 3,337 Regular employees incl. family allowances and the value of payments in kind, 2005. Establishments with 5 or more regular employees. Korea Ministry of Labour, [9]. 4,101,000 wons 17% 45.7
Ireland average income PPP $ 3,715 $ 4,311 Establishments with 10 or more persons employed, 2004. Ireland Central Statistical Office, [9], [t]. 4,548 euros 26% 38.8
U.S. average income PPP $ 3,691 $ 3,691 Full-time and part-time production workers in the private sector, 2005. Incl. overtime, excl. bonus. U.S. Department of Labor, [9], [t]. 4,732 dollars 22% 40.9
Japan average income PPP $ 3,580 $ 4,209 Regular employees, incl. overtime and bonuses, 2005; establishments with 5 or more regular employees; Japan Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, [17], [k]. 593,000 yens 22% 41.4
Greece average income PPP $ 3,194 $ 2,079 Part-time and full-time employees, 2002. Statistics Greece, [13], [9], [k]. 3,117 euros 35% 38.7
Spain average income PPP $ 3,119 $ 2,972 Incl. overtime payments and irregular gratuities, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, [9], [k]. 3,140 euros 24% 35.7
Israel average income PPP $ 3,054 $ 2,475 Employees, 2005. Incl. payments subject to income tax. Incl. workers from the Judea, Samaria and Gaza areas. Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 16,775 new shekels 34% 40.3
UK average income PPP $ 3,001 $ 3,040 Full-time employees on adult rates of pay, 2003. Incl. overtime payments. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 2,433 pounds 28% 39.2
Switzerland average income PPP $ 2,869 $ 4,087 Standardised monthly earnings (40 hours x 4 1/3 weeks), 2004. Office fédéral de la statistique Suisse, [9]. 7,577 francs 35% 40.7
Australia average income PPP $ 2,839 $ 2,787 Full-time adult non-managerial employees, 2004. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 4,769 dollars 23% 38.0
New Zealand average income PPP $ 2,635 $ 2,519 Standardized income (175 hours/month), full-time equivalent employees, 2004. Statistics New Zealand, [9], [t]. 4,975 dollars 26% 38.3
Belgium average income PPP $ 2,586 $ 2,516 Full-time employees, 2003. Institut National de Statistique, [9], [t]. 3,223 euros 35%
France average income PPP $ 2,563 $ 2,012 Employees, 2002. Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Formation Professionnelle, [9]. 1,961 euros 0% 35.7
Austria average income PPP $ 2,511 $ 2,420 Employees, 2003. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), [9], [t]. 3,148 euros 36% 33.8
Norway average income PPP $ 2,490 $ 3,435 Full-time employees, 2005. Excluding overtime payments. Statistics Norway, [9]. 33,079 kroners 33% 36.5
Canada average income PPP $ 2,479 $ 2,477 Employees, 2005. Incl. overtime. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 4,615 dollars 35% 39.3
Netherlands average income PPP $ 2,472 $ 3,013 Full-time employees, 2004. Excl. overtime payments. Netherlands Central Bureau voor de Statistiek, [9]. 3,459 euros 32% 38.3
Germany average salary PPP $ 2,384 $ 2,559 Wage earners, 2004. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t]. 2,938 euros 32% 38.5
Brazil average income PPP $ 2,204 $ 784 Employees, 2002. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 2,300 reals 13% 42.1
Finland average income PPP $ 1,952 $ 2,331 Full-time employees, 2004. Excl. seasonal and end-of-year bonuses. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 2,716 euros 33% 37.2
Italy average income PPP $ 1,703 $ 1,839 Employees, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 2,080 euros 29% 38.1
Philippines average income PPP $ 1,672 $ 376 Employees, 2001. Establishments with 20 or more persons employed. National Statistics Office, [9], [t]. 21,163 pesos 18% 45.0
Sweden average salary PPP $ 1,653 $ 2,164 Wage earners in the private sector, 2005. Excl. holidays, sick-leave and overtime payments. Statistiska Centralbyrån, [9]. 23,673 kronas 32% 38.8
Portugal average income PPP $ 1,631 $ 1,391 Employees, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 1,414 euros 21% 35.1
Slovakia average income PPP $ 1,208 $ 656 Employees, 2005. Excl. enterprises with less than 20 employees. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k]. 26,009 korunas 22% 31.8
Poland average income PPP $ 1,129 $ 682 Employees, 2005. Incl. the value of payments in kind. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 3,285 zlotys 33% 40.0
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 1,097 $ 669 Employees, 2004. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 22,466 korunas 26% 39.1
Hungary average income PPP $ 991 $ 629 Full-time employees in enterprises with 5 or more employees, 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 208,383 forints 40%
Lithuania average income PPP $ 946 $ 478 Employees, 2005. All employees converted into Full-time units. Excl. individual unincorporated enterprises. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 1,867 litas 29% 38.6
Latvia average income PPP $ 912 $ 405 Employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 314 lats 28% 39.2
China average income PPP $ 910 $ 208 Employees, 2004. State-owned units, urban collective-owned units and other ownership units. National Bureau of Statistics of China, [9]. 1,817 yuans 8%
Thailand average income PPP $ 907 $ 289 Employees, 2005. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 12,366 bahts 6% 45.5
Mexico average income PPP $ 747 $ 478 Employees, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informatica (INEGI), [9], [k]. 5,716 pesos 9% 42.2
Russia average income PPP $ 681 $ 325 Employees, 2005. Federal State Statistics Office, [9]. 10,575 roubles 13% 32.7
Romania average income PPP $ 656 $ 283 Employees, 2004. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 1,248 new lei 30% 40.7
 

References

 
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
[10]   National Statistics Republic of China (Taiwan).
[12]   Statistics South Africa.
[13]   Statistics Greece.
[14]   Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia. The average gross and net monthly earnings in 2005 are reported to be of 285,000 and 182,000 tolars, respectively.
[15]   Republic of Croatia - Central Bureau of Statistics. The average net and gross monthly earnings in 2006 are reported to be of 4640 and 6684 krunas, respectively.
[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.
[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.
[t]   Online calculators yielding net income from gross income: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, U.S., Singapore.
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