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List of countries by average wage

The average wage is a measure for the financial well-being of a country's inhabitants. The average wages are adjusted to living expenses. The wage distribution is right-skewed; the majority of people earn less than the average wage. For an alternative measure, the Median household income uses median instead of average.

OECD's statistics

Country Disposable income
in 2012 USD
(PPP)[1]
Compulsory
deduction
Family: 1 earner, 2 children<small/>[2]
Gross income
in 2012 USD
(PPP)[3]
23x15px United States 45,582 18.70% 56,067
23x15px Ireland 48,073 6.14% 51,218
23x15px Luxembourg 47,716 13.52% 55,176
23x15px Australia 42,617 16.52% 51,050
23x16px  Switzerland 48,414 9.87% 53,716
23x15px Canada 37,469 18.36% 45,896
23x15px United Kingdom 30,064 32.3% 41,496
Template:Country data South Korea 29,357 18.54% 36,039
23x15px Norway 31,208 31.12% 49,663
23x15px Denmark 34,797 27.82% 48,209
Template:Country data Japan 26,122 25.72% 35,167
23x15px Austria 28,051 37.89% 45,164
23x15px Finland 24,931 37.42% 39,839
23x15px Sweden 25,196 37.56% 40,352
23x15px Netherlands 32,120 32.32% 47,458
23x15px Germany 28,636 33.96% 43,361
23x15px Belgium 28,015 41.29% 47,717
Template:Country data Israel 24,084 16.56% 28,864
23x15px Spain 22,866 34.73% 35,033
23x15px France 22,718 43.08% 39,913
23x15px Italy 21,096 38.67% 34,397
23x15px Greece 15,061 43.90% 26,846
23x15px Portugal 16,664 27.91% 23,115
23x15px Poland 15,768 29.63% 22,407
23x15px Czech Republic 16,626 20.97% 21,037
23x15px Slovakia 15,076 25.82% 20,323
23x15px Hungary 13,419 34.19% 20,391
23x15px Estonia 12,421 32.39% 18,371
23x15px Slovenia 24,750 23.20% 32,227

International Labour Organisation (ILO)'s statistics

The average wage, calculated by the International Labour Organization (ILO), a United Nations agency dealing with labour issues, particularly international labour standards and decent work for all, 185 of the 193 UN member states are members of the ILO. It's a rough figure based on data from 72 countries, omitting some of the world's poorest nations. All figures are adjusted to reflect variations in the cost of living from one country to another. According to ILO the World average wage in Purchasing Power Parity dollars is $1,480.

rank Country Monthly average wage
in PPP dollars, 2009[4]
1 23x15px Luxembourg $4,089
2 23x15px Norway $3,678
3 23x15px Austria $3,437
4 23x15px United States $3,263
5 23x15px United Kingdom $3,065
6 23x15px Belgium $3,035
7 23x15px Sweden $3,023
8 23x15px Ireland $2,997
9 23x15px Finland $2,925
10 Template:Country data South Korea $2,903
11 23x15px France $2,886
12 23x15px Canada $2,724
13 23x15px Germany $2,720
14 23x15px Singapore $2,616
15 23x15px Australia $2,610
16 23x15px Cyprus $2,605
17 Template:Country data Japan $2,522
18 23x15px Italy $2,445
19 Template:Country data Iceland $2,431
20 23x15px Spain $2,352
21 23x15px Greece $2,300
22 23x15px New Zealand $2,283
23 23x15px South Africa $1,838
24 23x15px Malta $1,808
25 Template:Country data Israel $1,804
26 23x15px Czech Republic $1,786
27 23x15px Croatia $1,756
28 23x15px Turkey $1,731
29 23x15px Qatar $1,690
30 Template:Country data Hong Kong $1,545
31 23x15px Poland $1,536
32 23x15px Slovakia $1,385
33 23x15px Hungary $1,374
34 23x15px Republic of Macedonia $1,345
35 23x15px Bosnia & Herzegovina $1,338
36 23x15px Estonia $1,267
37 23x15px Russian Federation $1,215
38 Template:Country data Jamaica $1,135
39 23x15px Lithuania $1,109
40 23x15px Argentina $1,108
41 23x15px Latvia $1,098
42 23x15px Serbia $1,058
43 23x15px Chile $1,021
44 23x15px Botswana $996
45 23x15px Malaysia $961
46 23x15px Belarus $959
47 23x15px Romania $954
48 23x15px Bahrain $917
49 23x15px Panama $831
50 23x15px Mauritius $783
51 23x15px Brazil $778
52 23x15px Macau $758
53 Template:Country data Kazakhstan $753
54 23x15px Bulgaria $750
55 23x15px Colombia $692
56 23x15px Ukraine $686
57 23x15px China $656
58 23x15px Mexico $609
59 23x15px Georgia $603
60 23x15px Azerbaijan $596
61 23x15px Egypt $548
62 23x15px Thailand $489
63 23x15px Armenia $471
64 23x15px Dominican Republic $462
65 23x15px Moldova $438
66 23x15px Mongolia $415
67 23x15px Syria $364
68 Template:Country data Kyrgyzstan $336
69 Template:Country data India $295
70 23x15px Philippines $279
71 23x15px Peru $268
72 23x15px Pakistan $255

UNECE's 2011 statistics

Wages common currency (US$) estimates: are computed by converting national currency figures on the UNECE ( United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and Terms of Use) site into PPPs for private consumption, both for year 2011, which come from the OECD database under National Accounts.[5][? clarification needed]

Gross average monthly wages cover total wages and salaries in cash and in kind, before any tax deduction and before social security contributions. They include wages and salaries, remuneration for time not worked, bonuses and gratuities paid by the employer to the employee. For most countries wages cover total economy and are expressed per full-time equivalent employee. This enables comparison of different countries irrespective of the length of working time and the share of part-time and full-time workers.

Where data are not available in full-time units, it has been mentioned in the note for the corresponding country. In these cases, the wages are either expressed for full-time workers only or total wages are divided by the number of all employees including both full-time and part-time workers.

rank Country Monthly average wage $[6]
1 23x15px United States $4,537
2 23x15px Luxembourg $4,455
3 23x16px  Switzerland $4,265
4 23x15px Ireland $4,211
5 23x15px Netherlands $3,922
6 23x15px Norway $3,881
7 23x15px Belgium $3,831
8 23x15px Denmark $3,826
9 23x15px Austria $3,704
10 23x15px Canada $3,604
11 23x15px United Kingdom $3,461
12 23x15px Germany $3,430
13 Template:Country data Iceland $3,374
14 23x15px Finland $3,242
15 23x15px France $3,241
16 23x15px Sweden $3,233
17 23x15px Spain $2,884
18 23x15px Italy $2,838
19 23x15px Slovenia $2,701
20 23x15px Greece $2,245
21 Template:Country data Israel $2,047
22 23x15px Portugal $1,928
23 23x15px Croatia $1,856
24 23x15px Poland $1,753
25 23x15px Hungary $1,712
26 23x15px Czech Republic $1,669
27 23x15px Slovakia $1,638
28 23x15px Bosnia & Herzegovina $1,545
29 23x15px Estonia $1,450
30 23x15px Russia $1,003
31 23x15px Belarus $911
32 Template:Country data Kazakhstan $696
33 23x15px Ukraine $659
34 23x15px Azerbaijan $654
35 23x15px Georgia $636
36 23x15px Armenia $512
37 23x15px Republic of Moldova $462
39 Template:Country data Kyrgyzstan $425
40 23x15px Tajikistan $247

See also

References

  1. Gross income - Compulsory deductions = Disposable income
  2. "Taxing Wages - Comparative tables: Average tax wedge, One-earner married couple at 100% of average earnings, 2 children". OECD.StatExtracts, stats.oecd.org. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD. 2012. Retrieved 2015-02-20. 
  3. "Average annual wages, 2013 USD PPPs and 2013 constant prices". OECD.StatExtracts, stats.oecd.org. Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD. 2012. Retrieved 2015-02-20. 
  4. "Where are you on the global pay scale?". BBC News. 
  5. OECD. "OECD Statistics". oecd.org. 
  6. http://w3.unece.org/pxweb/dialog/varval.asp?ma=60_MECCWagesY_r&path=../database/STAT/20-ME/3-MELF/&lang=1&ti=Gross+Average+Monthly+Wages+by+Country+and+Year UNECE

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