Portugal Average Salaries & Expenditures

 
Contents
Average Salary per Job   Average Salary per Sector   Workforce Composition
Exchange Rates   Cost of Living   References
 
 

Average Salary in Portugal - 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 $ 2,915 $ 2,337 Employees, 2003. 2,862 euros 32% 31.9
Engineer average salary PPP $ 2,594 $ 2,080 Chemical engineers, 2003. 2,372 euros 27% 38.7
General Physician average salary PPP $ 1,984 $ 1,591 Employees, 2003. 1,720 euros 23% 36.3
Accountant average salary PPP $ 1,936 $ 1,553 Employees, 2003. 1,679 euros 23% 36.7
Professor average salary PPP $ 1,797 $ 1,441 Employees, 2003. 1,519 euros 21% 36.8
Teacher average salary PPP $ 1,797 $ 1,441 Employees, 2003. 1,519 euros 21% 24.4
Flight Attendant average salary PPP $ 1,642 $ 1,316 Employees, 2003. 1,353 euros 19% 38.2
Professional Nurse average salary PPP $ 1,496 $ 1,199 Employees, 2003. 1,233 euros 19% 35.8
Computer Programmer average salary PPP $ 1,429 $ 925 Employees, insurance industry, 2000. 1,064 euros 17% 34.4
Wood Grinder average salary PPP $ 1,308 $ 1,049 Employees, 2003. 1,052 euros 17% 38.6
Physiotherapist average salary PPP $ 942 $ 755 Employees, 2003. 740 euros 15% 37.2
Miner average salary PPP $ 942 $ 755 Other mining and quarrying industry. Employees, 2003. 740 euros 15%
Office Clerk average salary PPP $ 935 $ 749 Employees, 2003. 734 euros 15% 38.2
Postman average salary PPP $ 873 $ 700 Employees, 2003. 678 euros 14% 39.0
Auxiliary Nurse average salary PPP $ 872 $ 699 Employees, 2003. 677 euros 14% 38.4
Hotel Receptionist average salary PPP $ 834 $ 669 Employees, 2003. 640 euros 13% 39.7
Bus Driver average salary PPP $ 755 $ 605 Employees, 2003. 579 euros 13% 39.8
Firefighter average salary PPP $ 727 $ 583 Employees, 2003. 558 euros 13% 39.7
Car Mechanic average salary PPP $ 719 $ 577 Employees, 2003. 552 euros 13% 39.3
Chambermaid average salary PPP $ 670 $ 537 Employees, 2003. 508 euros 12% 39.6
Carpenter average salary PPP $ 658 $ 527 Employees, 2003. 499 euros 12% 39.6
Baker average salary PPP $ 606 $ 486 Employees, 2003. 460 euros 12% 39.4
Salesperson average salary PPP $ 584 $ 468 Employees, 2003. 438 euros 11% 39.3
Garment Cutter average salary PPP $ 567 $ 454 Employees, 2003. 425 euros 11% 39.4
Furniture Finisher average salary PPP $ 553 $ 444 Employees, 2003. 415 euros 11% 39.3
Sector              
Financial average income PPP $ 2,113 $ 1,803 Employees, 2005. 1,930 euros 25% 35.4
Transport-Communication average income PPP $ 1,669 $ 1,424 Employees, 2005. 1,447 euros 21% 38.6
Gas-Electricity-Water average income PPP $ 1,631 $ 1,391 Employees, 2005. 1,414 euros 21% 35.1
Real Estate average income PPP $ 1,421 $ 1,212 Employees, 2005. 1,202 euros 19% 36.9
Education average income PPP $ 1,288 $ 1,099 Employees, 2005. 1,063 euros 17% 28.9
Mining-Quarrying average income PPP $ 1,115 $ 951 Employees, 2005. 920 euros 17% 37.9
Manufacturing average income PPP $ 1,039 $ 886 Employees, 2005. 837 euros 15% 36.4
Construction average income PPP $ 1,003 $ 856 Employees, 2005. 799 euros 14% 37.9
Hotels-Restaurants average income PPP $ 820 $ 700 Employees, 2005. 646 euros 13% 45.3
 
  (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 Employees, 2005.
  (2) The gross monthly average income is based on data supplied by the Portuguese Instituto Nacional de Estatística 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 OECD tax database data (2005) [k] and 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 Portuguese Instituto Nacional de Estatística to the International Labour Organization [9]. The hours by sector correspond to the hours actually worked while the hours by job correspond to the normal hours of work.
 
 
 
 

Workforce Composition

:
percentage of total workforce
   Primary (1)  Manufacturing   Education   Financial   Paid Employees   Unemployed  
2005 12.2   18.9   6.1   1.9   74.5   8.2  
%
(1)    Agriculture, hunting, forestry, fishing, mining, and quarrying.
Source: International Labour Organization [9].
 

Workforce Size

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

Population

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

Compulsory Deductions

 :  
21.1% for a single with no child, 13.2% for a single with two children, 16.4% for a one-earner married couple with no child, and 9.1% 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 1,108 euros.
 

Inflation

 :  
112.7 (2000), 117.7 (2001), 122.1 (2002), 126.0 (2003), 129.2 (2004), 132.0 (2005);
Source:   IMF inflation rates [d], Index: 1995=100.
 

PPP Exchange Rate

 :  
0.700 (2000), 0.707 (2001), 0.697 (2002), 0.708 (2003), 0.708 (2004), 0.685 (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

 :  
0.608 (2000), 0.604 (2001), 0.659 (2002), 0.796 (2003), 0.881 (2004), 0.890 (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.
[l]   OECD. PPP exchange rates for actual individual consumption.
 
Other links:
Social Security in Portugal, Social Security Programs Throughout the World, 2004-2005, compiled by the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Portugal Economy Overview, CIA World Factbook.
Portugal: Selected Internet Resources, U.S. Library of Congress.
Portugal: Statistics, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).
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