The Spanish salary is almost 450 euros below the European average

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The gross wage in Spain is 1,751 euros per month, 20% lower than the 2,194 euros of the EU countries and far below other powers such as Germany (3,003 euros), France (2,446) or Italy (2,074)

Spaniards earn on average almost 450 euros less than the European average. In concrete terms, 443 euros separates the 2,194 euros that an average European Union (EU) worker receives monthly gross from the 1,751 euros per month from a Spanish worker, 20.2% less. This data obtained from the VIII Annual Adecco Monitor Salaries shows that the difference has decreased by 0.5 percentage point since 2020.

Despite being far removed from the top countries such as Luxembourg (€3,503 gross per month for an average worker), Denmark (3,458) or Germany (3,003), Spain remains in an average position among the 27 countries that being part of the EU , in 15th place. The problem is that most countries that are always looked at for their economic potential are above Spain in terms of salary.

So if the focus is only on the eurozone, Spain is 192 euros below the average of 1,943 euros per month. Among the 19 countries that make up the single currency group, the above are Germany (3,003 euros), France (2,446) and Italy (2,074). Below, only Portugal (1,106) and Greece (1,034) are among the countries ours is most often compared to. From Adecco, they explain that the situation in Spain has “clear advantage compared to the eastern countries”, but is “unfavorable compared to the most advanced in the EU”.

With the closest neighbours, France and Portugal, the Spanish pay is 58% higher than that of the Portuguese country, but 28.4% lower than that of the French, which amounts to 695 euros less per month or 8,340 years. The pay gap between Spain and Germany amounted to 1,251 euros per month (more than 15,000 euros per year). This means that an average Spanish wage earner has to work 20 and a half months to have an income comparable to that of a German in 12.

Between the European country where the salary is higher (Luxembourg, EUR 3,502 per month) and where it is lower (Bulgaria, EUR 562 per month), a gap of EUR 2,940 separates them. In other words, a Luxembourg employee earns in one month the same as a Bulgarian in more than six months.

Source: La Verdad

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