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INS: Net average monthly wage inches up to 2,018 lei this June, slightly down in education, healthcare

The net average monthly wage was 2.078 lei this June, up 15 lei (0.7 percent) from the month before; the highest average pay was in the IT sector (IT services included), specifically 5,295 lei, while the HoReCa industry was at the opposite end with just 1,251 lei.

The gross nominal average pay was 2.874 lei, by 0.7 percent higher than in May 2016.

In June 2016, the net average wage was higher than in the previous month for most economic activities as an effect of the award of occasional bonuses (quarterly or annual premiums, holiday bonuses, performance perks), in kind benefits and cash aid, benefits from the net profit and other funds (meal and gift vouchers included), but also of production accomplishments or higher revenues, National Institute of Statistics (INS) informs.

The most significant increases in the net average wage were in beverage manufacturing – 14.5 percent; publishing activities, water transport, the manufacturing of computers, electronic and optical products, the manufacturing of chemical substances and products – between 10 and 12.5 percent; telecommunications, textiles, basic pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical preparations, other industrial activities, the manufacturing of cars, machinery and equipment – between 6 and 8 percent; the mining of metal ores, the extraction of crude oil and natural gas, rubber and plastic products manufacturing, the manufacturing of other products from non-metallic minerals, real estate transactions, leather tanning and dressing (including the manufacturing of luggage and leather goods, straps and shoes, furs preparation and dyeing), paper and paper products, air transport, the manufacturing of coke and crude oil products – between 3 and 4.5 percent.

The most significant decreases in the net average wage were recorded in land transport and pipeline transport, the collection and treatment of wastewater, tobacco products, financial intermediation auxiliary activities (including insurance and pension funds), warehousing and transportation support activities, metallurgy – between 3 and 5 percent; motion picture, video and television program production (including sound recording and music publishing activities), programming and broadcasting activities, information technology activities (including informatic services), research and development, waste collection, treatment and disposal (including the recovery of recyclables; decontamination activities and services) – between 1.5 and 3 percent.

In the public sector, the net average monthly wage was slightly up from the month before in public administration (0.2 percent) and dropped slightly in education (- 0.7 percent) health care and social assistance (- 0.4 percent).

In education the net average salary was 1,932 lei in June, and in the health and social work sector it was also 1.969 lei.

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