Transport-Communication Sector Salaries - International Comparison

 
Classification:   The occupations comprising the transport-communication sector are as defined 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 Transport-Communication Sector

Country  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ [a] [d] Notes, Source                                                                               Gross Monthly Sector Income Compulsory Deductions Weekly Hours
 
Taiwan average income PPP $ 2,724 $ 1,476 Employees, incl. overtime and bonus, 2005. National Statistics Republic of China, [10]. 53,793 dollars 12% 41.2
UK average income PPP $ 2,581 $ 2,615 Full-time employees on adult rates of pay, 2003. Incl. overtime payments. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 2,064 pounds 27% 42.8
Australia average income PPP $ 2,524 $ 2,478 Full-time adult non-managerial employees, 2004. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 4,081 dollars 20% 38.5
Switzerland average income PPP $ 2,495 $ 3,554 Standardised monthly earnings (40 hours x 4 1/3 weeks), 2004. Office fédéral de la statistique Suisse, [9]. 6,299 francs 32% 37.8
Korea average income PPP $ 2,323 $ 1,842 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]. 2,111,000 wons 11% 47.3
Norway average income PPP $ 2,252 $ 3,107 Full-time employees, 2005. Excl. overtime payments. Statistics Norway, [9]. 29,484 kroners 32% 38.7
Spain average income PPP $ 2,167 $ 2,065 Incl. overtime payments and irregular gratuities, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, [9], [k]. 2,047 euros 19% 37.2
France average income PPP $ 2,153 $ 1,690 Employees, 2002. Ministère de l'Emploi et de la Formation Professionnelle, [9]. 1,647 euros 0% 40.5
Greece average income PPP $ 2,089 $ 1,359 Part-time and full-time employees, 2002. Statistics Greece, [13], [9], [k]. 1,743 euros 24% 45.7
Belgium average income PPP $ 2,074 $ 2,018 Full-time employees, 2003. Institut National de Statistique, [9], [t]. 2,435 euros 31%
Canada average income PPP $ 2,044 $ 2,043 Employees, 2005. Incl. overtime. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 3,484 dollars 29% 35.9
New Zealand average income PPP $ 1,947 $ 1,861 Standardized income (180 hours/month), full-time equivalent employees, 2004. Statistics New Zealand, [9], [t]. 3,533 dollars 23% 39.4
Netherlands average income PPP $ 1,899 $ 2,315 Full-time employees, 2004. Excl. overtime payments. Netherlands Central Bureau voor de Statistiek, [9]. 2,582 euros 30% 38.9
Austria average income PPP $ 1,874 $ 1,806 Employees, 2003. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), [9], [t]. 2,244 euros 33% 37.4
Israel average income PPP $ 1,864 $ 1,511 Employees, 2005. Incl. payments subject to income tax. Incl. workers from the Judea, Samaria and Gaza areas. Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 8,663 new shekels 22% 39.8
Singapore average income PPP $ 1,814 $ 1,693 Employees, 2005. Ministry of Manpower, [9], [t]. 3,610 dollars 22% 45.5
Finland average income PPP $ 1,798 $ 2,147 Full-time employees, 2004. Excl. seasonal and end-of-year bonuses. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 2,429 euros 31% 38.4
Italy average income PPP $ 1,762 $ 1,902 Employees, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 2,182 euros 30% 40.2
Hong Kong median income PPP $ 1,709 $ 1,283 Employees, 2005. Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department, [9]. 10,500 dollars 5% 47.6
Portugal average income PPP $ 1,669 $ 1,424 Employees, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 1,447 euros 21% 38.6
Sweden average salary PPP $ 1,431 $ 1,873 Wage earners in the private sector, 2005. Excl. holidays, sick-leave and overtime payments. Statistiska Centralbyrån, [9]. 20,199 kronas 31% 37.5
Philippines average income PPP $ 1,251 $ 281 Employees, 2001. Establishments with 20 or more persons employed. National Statistics Office, [9], [t]. 15,097 pesos 14% 47.4
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 940 $ 573 Employees, 2004. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 18,488 korunas 23%
Poland average income PPP $ 931 $ 562 Employees, 2005. Incl. the value of payments in kind. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 2,593 zlotys 30% 42.9
Brazil average income PPP $ 916 $ 326 Employees, 2002. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 924 reals 10% 47.2
Hungary average income PPP $ 874 $ 555 Full-time employees in enterprises with 5 or more employees, 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 169,748 forints 35%
Slovakia average income PPP $ 852 $ 462 Employees, 2005. Excl. enterprises with less than 20 employees. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k]. 18,340 korunas 22% 32.1
Latvia average income PPP $ 772 $ 343 Employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 266 lats 28% 42.1
China average income PPP $ 768 $ 176 Employees, 2004. State-owned units, urban collective-owned units and other ownership units. National Bureau of Statistics of China, [9]. 1,532 yuans 8%
Russia average income PPP $ 736 $ 352 Employees, 2005. Federal State Statistics Office, [9]. 11,436 roubles 13%
Thailand average income PPP $ 722 $ 230 Employees, 2005. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 9,844 bahts 6% 49.1
Lithuania average income PPP $ 687 $ 347 Employees, 2005. All employees converted into Full-time units. Excl. individual unincorporated enterprises. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 1,337 litas 28% 39.1
Mexico average income PPP $ 654 $ 418 Employees, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informatica (INEGI), [9], [k]. 4,843 pesos 6% 52.9
Romania average income PPP $ 590 $ 255 Employees, 2004. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 1,122 new lei 30% 42.8
 

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).
[13]   Statistics Greece.
[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.