How much does anyone earn? Most company heads, least couriers

Behind them were managers in the legal field or air traffic controllers, who ensure that planes do not collide. This follows from the currently published data of the Information System on Average Earnings operated by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MPSV).

At the opposite end of the scale, i.e. among the least profitable occupations, were couriers and parcel delivery people. On average, their gross salary was CZK 18,802. The second lowest paying profession was kitchen helpers. Behind them were construction workers and office cleaners.

It is necessary to take into account that these are average wages, which are usually not reached by more than half of the people in the given fields. So earnings in these professions can be even lower. But also higher. For example, the top ten highest-earning company bosses received an average of more than 607,282 crowns per month.

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Doctors and toilet attendants

In the state and public sector, primary care workers in hospitals earned the most, with average salaries of 142,572 crowns gross per month. According to the breakdown for individual medical professions, they were followed by, for example, anesthesiologists with CZK 129,270 and surgeons with CZK 120,222. However, these can be summarized in the summary column of medical specialists, as a whole they were in fourth place (see table).

Cleaners and helpers in schools and accommodation facilities had the lowest salaries in the public sector, at 20,049 crowns. They are followed by toilet attendants, office cleaners and assistants of the Police of the Czech Republic.

Impact of covid on salaries

Overall, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the average wage in the private sector was 42,727 crowns in the second quarter, a year-on-year increase of 6.4 percent.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the average income in the state and public sector reached 43,908 crowns, a decrease of 3.8 percent. According to economists, the reason behind this decrease is, among other things, the fact that there were no extraordinary covid bonuses this year for a number of professions, e.g. in healthcare and social services, but also the fact that, for example, salaries for civil servants or non-pedagogical workers in education and non-medical workers in healthcare were not increased in January . They appreciated only since September, by ten percent.

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The question is how it will be from next year. The government is going to raise the basic tariff salaries in the state and public sector only for police officers, firefighters and soldiers. It’s supposed to be ten percent. For other professions, the sum of salaries is to be increased by four percent, but the money is to go only to rewards. “There was no big dispute about the total amount of salaries. We disagree on whether to add more to the tariffs. The unions would like everything in the tariffs, we have not put anything in the tariffs since January 1,” said Finance Minister Zbyněk Stanjura (ODS) after the government’s meeting with the unions on Tuesday.

Half of the companies did not raise wages

According to a survey by the Edenred company, this year almost a third of domestic companies increased the salaries of all employees across the board. Another 15 percent of businesses added either to selected professions or just to key employees. More than half of the companies then keep salaries at the level from the beginning of the year. In less than two thirds, the increase was most often up to five percent, for 37 percent of companies the increase was up to ten percent, and only in exceptional cases did companies add more.

Year-on-year inflation reaches 17.2 percent. “In the vast majority of cases, the increase in wages will not cover the sharply increasing living costs for employees caused by the dramatic increase in prices,” summarized Aneta Martišková from the Edenred company.