The average salary income went up 0.3 per cent (RON 5) in September against the previous month to RON 1,609 net, with the highest values RON 4,907 being recorded in the extraction of crude oil and natural gas. The average salary income surged by 24.3 per cent in the extraction of crude oil and natural gas, by 18.2 per cent in the production of coke products and products obtained by processing crude oil, by 13.6 per cent in the production of basic pharmaceutical products and treatments. The highest declines were registered in the extraction of coal (12.6 per cent), other related activities (11.4 per cent). “The average salary income increased in the public sector in education (1.2 per cent), compared to August, as a result of the amounts representing the payment per hour granted to the education staff. The net average salary income slightly declined in September compared to August by 0.2 per cent, respectively by 0.3 per cent in the public administration, and the health and social assistance sector,” the release also says. The net average salary incomes edged up 4.6 per cent against Sept. 2012.