The biggest salary gains were in the air transport sector.
The average net salary increased in October by RON 14 (0.9 pc), to RON 1,552, with the highest values being registered in air transport and the lowest in the hotels and restaurants sector, according to data released yesterday by the National Statistics Institute (INS). In the air transport sector, the average salary was RON 3,953, against just RON 846 in the sector of hotels and restaurants. “In October 2012, the average net salary paid by the majority of economic sectors was slightly higher than in September 2012, due to bonuses, premiums and other sums granted by companies (meal tickets included), incentives in kind, quotas of the net profit and higher incomes (based on contracts),” INS informs in a press release. In the state sector, the average income went up in education (6.9 pc), because the personnel was paid the sums resulting from overtime work. Other sectors where salaries were slightly up are public administration and welfare (0.4 pc and 0.1 pc respectively). The most significant increases were registered in the mining of coal and metal ores – 21.2 pc and 13.1 pc respectively. The most important decreases were 25.9 pc in the extraction of crude oil and natural gas, 17.8 pc in the production of metallurgical coke and the oil processing industry.