The average gross pay in Slovenia rose by 6.1% in nominal terms in 2021 to EUR 1,970, the fastest pace in five years. The increase was almost equally driven by the public and private sectors, show the latest Statistics Office figures.
While the nominal increase is the fastest in five years, the real increase was a more modest 4.1% due to high inflation last year. The average pay rose by 6.5% in the public sector, to EUR 2,337, and by 6.1% in the private sector, to EUR 1,941. In December, the average wage dropped by a percent compared to the month before, which the statisticians attribute to lower Christmas bonuses paid out for December since most such bonuses come with November wages. The average net pay rose by 5.1% in nominal terms and 3.1% in real terms to EUR 1,270.